1985 Goldwing Limited


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85ltdnotrunning
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Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Ltd.

1985 Goldwing Limited

Postby 85ltdnotrunning » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:56 pm



Good Day, My father has an 85 Limited, we just put a new stator in it, the problem is that the recitfier is getting really hot and melting the three yellow wires, we are trying to find the two main ground locations with no luck.
Is there anyone out there that can point us in the right direction?
He has not rode in two years.
Thanks.



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Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited

Postby seabee_ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:14 pm

There is a common problems with 1200's concerning the white connector for those 3 yellow wires. The fix is to cut the plug out and solder the same gauge wire in place of it. Be sure to use heat shrink on the solder connections. There are tech articles on them so you can do a google search on them or I will post a link for it when I get home. I have them book marked on my laptop. That may not cure your problem but it's a good place to start.
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85ltdnotrunning
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Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:30 pm
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Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Ltd.

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited

Postby 85ltdnotrunning » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks for that. We have taken out the connector because it was melted. From talking around everyone seems to think that there is a bad ground. We are trying to find the two main ground points on the frame, with no sucess. We were told under the gas tank and in the front under the steering.
Any thoughts?

Thnaks,

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seabee_
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Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: sterling heights, mi
Motorcycle: 1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200
117k miles
1977 Kawasaki kz400
1978 Suzuki GSXr750
1980 Kawasaki GPZ400
1975 Honda CB360T

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited

Postby seabee_ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:09 pm

When I get off work I'll look in the service manual and on my bike to find the exact locationsand post back. Double check the battery ground. Follow it down to where it connects to the frame. If it's loose or corroded that can lead to problems.


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