- Aug 7, 2009
I have a 74 850 Mk II with a Boyer-Brandsen and I'm just firing it up for the spring and have had difficulty starting. New battery, fully charged. Gas is new, etc. When I initially turned on the ignition the light would come on, but I noticed if I jiggled the switch it might go off and than come back. Wouldn't fire with the switch lit, however. I than jiggled the switch and it fired on its own. I than kicked it through, it started 1st kick than died after about 1 minute (ran good though). After that I can't get the ignition light to light in either the ignition or lights on position. Lights do come on and everything else works. I noticed the key is somewhat loose and it almost seems that when you turn it to the parking lights position (counter-clockwise) it catches or seems to have 2 positions. I removed the switch and checked the wiring and it seems to be in the right positions from the Old Britts picture. Looks to me like I need a new switch but I don't want to spend the money, about $80 Old Britts, if possibly some other problem. Boyer-Brandsen is new and it ran fine right after installing it in December. Rode well for about 30 miles and than garaged till Spring.