Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
Start with the easy things: clean the battery terminals on the wiring and battery. Be sure you have a solid ground connection. Is 12V coming into the two fuse blocks? If that all checks out, then I'd wonder about the ignition switch. But my guess is the problem is elsewhere. I'm betting on a bad connection or possibly a popped fuse (not my first choice).
The kill switch only disables the starter. It doesn't shut down the electrical system. That's the ignition switch's job.
If you don't have it, get a copy of the Clymer manual. Without a good wiring diagram, you'll be guessing and hoping - not a good way to diagnose a problem. Cardinal rule of troubleshooting - follow one path until either it shows itself to be OK, or at some point things change from GO to NO-GO. In between GO and NO-GO lies the problem. Hopping around the wiring is a gamble with poor odds.
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled