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  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    10 Feb 2020 09:37 AM
    Hi 

    I bought a 2nd hand 2016 dyna wide glide. First time on dyna. 

    Just a question about ignition key. Do I have to lock ignition all the time? my work place and home are pretty safe, if every time I don't lock the ignition, just turn it off and elave like that. Does it drain battery away? 


    many thx
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 635
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    10 Feb 2020 10:24 AM
    Don't have the lock it, just select the off position.
  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    10 Feb 2020 10:49 AM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 10 Feb 2020 10:24 AM
    Don't have the lock it, just select the off position.
    thx. 
  • tussuck Posts: 2391
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    10 Feb 2020 12:23 PM
    My only thought would be...

    I lock my steering ALL the time, and it's become a simple reflex as part of turning off the bike.  It means I do not have to do any special thinking etc when parkign up outside of the normal safe zones at home.
  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    10 Feb 2020 12:43 PM
    Ok, maybe its me being superstitious? 

    I bought this one home last Friday:

    1. first time ignite at about lunch time Friday, no problem; 
    2. second time ignited late afternoon, failed to start, battery out; 
    3. then on Sat I bought a new batter from Harley dealer, charged up, did not lock the ignition overnight; 
    4. Sunday morning it started, but not strong start, a slow startup; 
    5. then I locked the ignition Sunday night; 
    6. Monday (today) morning, I started, a normal start; and locked ignition at work; 
    7. Then came to this site asked the question in OP; 
    8. went out for lunch, didn't lock the ignition; after lunch, a slow start again. 

    Could this be a battery drain out somewhere? Or ignition problem? or actaully I DO have to turn the key, lock properly? 
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 635
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    10 Feb 2020 01:13 PM
    The lock just stops the switch from being turned, it doesn't have any electrical connection..
    If the FOB isn't at least 3 meters away it can be consistently polling the bike, but that usually kills the fob battery.

    I would be having a look with a meter to see if there is current draw with the key in the off position.
    Maybe the electric side isn't fully isolating itself.
  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    10 Feb 2020 02:00 PM
    Just after some research,.. it seems some dyna models have this "slow start" (like chug chug chug chug boom) when engine is hot. 

    I will see if mine is the same. 
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 635
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    10 Feb 2020 04:54 PM
    Cylinder head decompression valves might be a bit dicky.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 674
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    11 Feb 2020 05:14 AM
    I’ll answer your question with this...

    ‘There’s a key hole on my dyna? Oh shit there is? Huh learn something new each day..’
  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    12 Feb 2020 09:27 AM
    now everyday I am able to start it no fail. but it is always chug chug chug chug (4 times) boom. Is this normal for Dyna?
  • Big Steve Posts: 703
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    13 Feb 2020 10:51 AM
    On my daily I never lock it, its a 2014 with 90,000km and rattle can paint. If it gets pinched the theif is doing me a favour.

    On my fun bike I lock both the ignition and steering lock.
  • micathia Posts: 173
    Stock Poster micathia
    13 Feb 2020 01:07 PM
    Quoting Big Steve on 13 Feb 2020 10:51 AM
    On my daily I never lock it, its a 2014 with 90,000km and rattle can paint. If it gets pinched the theif is doing me a favour.

    On my fun bike I lock both the ignition and steering lock.
    Cool. You are at Yarra Range, we are very close actually. I am in Nillumbik. 
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