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So... I have an 03 vl800. It all started with needing a new kickstand spring, got it changed it. didn't push in the kill switch enough. Mabey I need a new kickstand bushing or something. Will to get on the road I decide to snip the wires to the kill switch and just hook them together. So a little electrical tap and she starts. put it in gear and all is good. I left the wires just hanging there and though twice about it. So I turned it off and taped it to the frame. Turn it back on hit the starter and it just cranks and cranks and cranks, wont start. I may have smelled a lil electrical smoke smell. So what did I do, did I blow a fuse or what?
 

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I would suggest removing the wires from the frame...it sounds like there is a direct short from them. If you leave the wires jumped like that a terminal is best screwed over the ends to stop any further problems. If it still fails to run then you will have probably blown the main fuse.... may be under a side cover or near the battery. Do not do a visual check only as they often are blown but look OK.

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Thanks for the advise, The wires have been moved from the frame and still no start. Checking fuses next.
 
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