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I went for a ride this afternoon , got back on my bike, turned the key on, heard some very light rythmic ticking sound coming from around the igniton switch. anyone ever heard this sound? also my tailight indicator stays on from time to time when i go to start it, if i turn the key off and then back on it usually goes off. maybe a cruddy bulb?or could this be related to the ticking sound im hearing. any imput would be appreciated,, 84 1200A Hammer
 

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The GL1200 has a known problem with ignition switches, the electrical part that goes onto the switch falls apart. You should check this out asap.
 

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I think FitzAlis right. That light rhythmic ticking is probably arcing across electrical contacts in the ignition switch. The tail light staying on is another indication the switch isn't working right. It shouldn't be on unless the key is in therun or park positions.

Bob :11grey:
 

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ok thanks guys, i havea book on the way for my 1200 so looks like i have a little project ahead of me, are they hard to change? costly? Hammer
 

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I don't know hammer. I've never done one but I knowothers on the forum have and will be along with some advice. Good luck!

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would anyone happen to know if you can get to the bottom side of the igniton switch on the 84 A's , i did a search of the forum , i seen a thread on it but it wasnt for a 84, said something about changing just the bottom side of the switch, wondering if this would apply to mine? thanks, Hammer
 
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