complete shut down


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gordonboys
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complete shut down

Postby gordonboys » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:33 pm



My 1978 GL 1000 Just shut down nothing to electrical at all. Then the next day it started like normal then in the middle of riding it completly shut down and left us stranded. Any ideas



thomas
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Re: complete shut down

Postby thomas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:34 pm

Sounds like you may have a bare wire touching the frame. I know a fellow that had this problem on another type bike. He could ride it a hundred miles with no problem and then it would die. He finally stripped the down (took all the plastic off.) and found a bare wire. Taped the bare spot and it solved his problem.
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Re: complete shut down

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Also take the master (dogbone) fuse out and examine it closely.

gordonboys
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Re: complete shut down

Postby gordonboys » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:33 pm

It turned out it was a simple fix, Battery connection, As I was posting my problem I thought wow that sound just like a bad connection, so after I posted my problem I went out and cleaned to cable and that was all it was. Thanks for your input.

kirbb9
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Re: complete shut down

Postby kirbb9 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:49 pm

i know this is a late reply, but check the harness plug at the ignition switch.
I've seen a couple with that problem.

Brady




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