75 Gl1000 no power or indications


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rx2197
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75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby rx2197 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:41 pm



So to give you a little bit of background on my bike.. The bike sat for almost a year without starting (I was deployed) I got back and I did my basic mainteance on the bike changed the oil and filter, replace the fuel ( Had stab-fuel in it) check the tires... When I check the battery noticed that one of the cells were low filled it up.. tried to charge it and found out had a dead cell. Ok no problem replaced the battery charged it up and went to start it up heard the famous clicking sound from the starter solenoid so I replaced that. Now I have no indication what so ever. No lights, no gauges, won't start, nothing I turn the key on and have nothing at all. Thought maybe it was the dog bone fuse that had blown nope thats good too. So now what do I do? Thanks guys



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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby D2D » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:46 pm

Sounds like a bad ground somewhere or a loose connection. If you had juice to the starter and all of your indicators before you changed out that solenoid, then I'd start right there; could be bad or you could possibly have mixed a connection (?). Put the old one back in a see if you at least get some lights.

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:51 pm

I second the bad ground thought. Do you have voltage at the fuse block?

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby rx2197 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:59 pm

Ok so check the fuse block and have power to that... Thought maybe the ignition switch maybe be bad so replaced that Checked all wires going to it and power all of the correct wires. Checked the main ground cleaned it and reinstalled no luck there. Now I really have no idea what the heck is wrong. Is there any other ground wires on the bike?
Thanks

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:34 pm

The primary ground going to the engine is important. Make sure that one is good. It is hidden behind an engine mount and difficult to see.

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby rx2197 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Checked the primary ground and it was good reinstalled the old solenoid and nothing happen.... Is there another fuse I'm missing or another ground? The system is fairly simple. Nothing really fancy So anybody got any ideas?

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:55 pm

Here is the full wiring diagram;
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9971

Start at the battery where you know you have 12V, and follow the positive and negative to the solenoid and see if you can find the open connector.

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby rx2197 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Thanks guys.. I finally figured it out after reviewing the wire diagram (for the hundredth time) I noticed that the dog bone fuse was suppose to be on the left side of the starter solenoid. Not the side of the starter wire but closest to the battery. I guess when I put the new solenoid on I swapped the wires around. After I fixed it it started up like a champ.

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby 81Interstate » Sun May 12, 2013 9:35 pm

Maybe a little off but I have a 81 Interstate. Today I was riding doing great, running great after I stopped at a friends house I went to leave and it started and ran like crap for about five seconds and then died with no indicators or anything. I even attempted a roll start and had nothing. I really love my bike and have already replaced the starter and the battery. Any help would be awesome..

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Re: 75 Gl1000 no power or indications

Postby Fred Camper » Mon May 13, 2013 8:21 pm

Sounds like a fuse to me based on what you said.




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