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no power

Postby billcrawford » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:10 pm



is there a switch that stops lights or starting wken battery is below 12 volts?



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Re: no power

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:39 am

no

you should still be able to see lights when you turn the ignition on and then turn the lights on - if you have ignition lights - as in neutral and oil pressure - then you should be good to hit the button - if you don't then you might have a bad main fuse ??

hard to tell what your question is ? :)

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Re: no power

Postby dingdong » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:34 am

No there isn't a switch. Give us more info please.
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Re: no power

Postby billcrawford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:54 am

im looking for the safety switches such as neutral before engine will turn over . randomly i will try to start it, there are no lights on starter power .i hook the charger up later it has power when i turn on key. when i check the battery it is between 11.5 / and 12.2 about.

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Re: no power

Postby tom84std » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:33 pm

Bill what's the history of the bike? I assume it's pretty new to you. Has it been stored for any significant time? Has it run lately? While I really don't know a lot about the 1500's specifically, I am pretty familiar with the earlier Goldwings and Hondas in general. There is indeed a neutral safety switch. Your neutral indicator will display the state of it. If you have a neutral indication, the starter should be enabled. There are many electrical connections which should be maintained and cleaned/tightened. Battery cables and solenoid cables good and snug. Battery ground? The fully charged voltage of our batteries should show 12.6 fully charged and unloaded. Contact cleaner, or WD-40 sprayed into the cracks and openings of all handlebar switches, then work them back and forth a few times.

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Re: no power

Postby billcrawford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:28 pm

history as i know. owned it for 2 mts. set up for since 2004 .changed fluids changed gas tank fuel pump, ..started easily last week . tried to start friday night starter spins battery shows 12.2 v, but no spark to plugs. pulled a plug out grounded it, no spark. i said no power but i meant no spark plug power.

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Re: no power

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:29 pm

sounds like a dead batter to me..

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Re: no spark

Postby billcrawford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:38 pm

battery is 12.2 v. all headlights, taillights horn all work, starter spins fine.

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Re: no power

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:07 pm

If your battery is at 11.5 VDC according to all battery charts, it is at about 10% of its life or usefulness, when at 12.2 VDC it is only up to 60%,at best. I would say you have a very bad battery. Also check your battery charge voltage with the motor running at idle and maybe 2000 RPM. May be good there, but resting voltage is way too low.

Battery Life:
Measured in an ‘at rest state’.
Motor off and no charge applied to battery.

12.7 VDC 100%
12.5 VDC 90%
12.4 VDC 80%
12.3 VDC 70%
12.2 VDC 60%
12.0 VDC 50%
11.9 VDC 40%
11.8 VDC 30%
11.6 VDC 20%
11.3 VDC 10%
10.5 VDC 0%

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Re: no power

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:17 pm

The 1500 will crank with a weak battery and have no spark if the cranking volts drop below 9.7 volts or so.
It may sound and look OK...just will not start.
Cranking volts must stay above 10.5 volts to get the ignition computer to operate.
Also,the bike will crank and have no spark if the kill switch is off or bad,bank angle sensor is bad or any other reason for voltage loss to the ignition module.
Voltage can be measured directly across the battery during cranking or between the black/white and green wire at the module.

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Re: no power

Postby billcrawford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:36 pm

where is kill switch for 1990 gl 1500 se . i cannot locate it.

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Re: no power

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:46 pm

The "kill switch" is the one by your right thumb that shows Off or Run.
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Re: no power

Postby billcrawford » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:58 pm

ok, the cycle runs now that the kill switch is on. thanks to yall all who help me. im glad i found this site. PS no laughing

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Re: no power

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:36 pm

don't worry - we've all done the same thing...

easy to do :)

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Re: no power

Postby redial » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:26 am

But thanks for the feedback that you have overcome your problem.
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Re: no power

Postby tom84std » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:50 am

Now that you are aware it's there, you can use it. I ride into an uphill parking spot, pull in the clutch and hold the front brake. Hit the kill switch and let out the clutch. Keeps the bike from rolling back on me. For obvious reasons the kill switch is easily operated with both hands on the controls. Doing it this way, don't forget to turn the key switch off. Never mind why I know this.

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Re: no power

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:46 am

Been there, done that! Too many times!
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Re: no power

Postby dtrider » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:39 am

Yup. What's really bad is when you accidentally bump the kill switch and don't realize it.


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