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Hi folks,
Recently bought a 2013 Bonneville SE 865 with only 2500 miles from new. It developed a weird ignition fault ( ignition on, lights on, horn working, dials dead, starter not operating) which made me think I needed to join a forum so here I am.
I retired in 2018 ( as headteacher of a primary school) and decided I needed a bike. I had one when I was 21 but just took the L plates off when I needed to use a motorway. Never took a test. I got a Chinese 125 and after a year did a week long course which got me my full licence. For the last 3 years I've had a Kawasaki ER6 ABS 2008 which I loved but my knees (artificial) and hips didn't so I've passed it on and got my Triumph Bonneville, one of the bikes I always hankered after (the other was the Norton Commando). I was torn between a Bonnie and a Royal Enfield Interceptor but then I saw mine and that was it! I love it despite it being a more sedate ride than the Kawasaki. I'm past doing 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds!
Last year I did the Scottish NC500 with my mate. Next month we're going through France and Spain, he's got a Black 2009 Bonnie.Mine is orange/black.
 

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Welcome to the forum (y)

Not certain about this but it may be your battery terminals or cable terminal from negative to the bikes frame. Unbolt your cable terminals carefully avoiding a massive short and spark, clean up the terminals, cable ends, and any frame grounding contact points until shiny and then equally carefully reassemble.

Probably safest if you removed the battery from your bike before you do any cable ends and terminals cleaning.

Good luck.
 

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