stranded in parkinglot


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awsimpsonjr
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stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:28 pm



Turn key and get nothing .no lights no radio no power.does key ignition go out like that and can it be fixed without tow



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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby pshaginaw » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:51 pm

I would start by checking all the fuses. The battery may also have discharged; this sometimes happens if the key is turned to 'park' mode which leaves the tailight on. A wire may have come loose or has cracked to make an open circuit; or maybe a plastic connector has come loose, has broken, or has shorted. There's lots to check, especially if the bike is from the '70s os '80s.

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:55 pm

Open the trap door on the starter solenoid to expose the Dog Bone fuse.They crack.Causes complete loss of power.
Spare fuse is on the door.It can be bypassed with a paper clip in an emergency then properly tended to later.

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:03 pm

76 gl1000 .I believe dogbone fuse has been replaced with new style fuse .ty for input got buddy with tools and trailer on way

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:48 pm

Maybe I don't. Understand dogbone.got on trailer and on way to bike shop...t for input

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby thrasherg » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:15 pm

I hope it is not too expensive.. if the dog bone fuse is good, it's either a flat battery or probably a dodgy ignition switch/relay failure.

Gary

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:46 pm

Got gl1000 back and mechanic said is key switch butt he didn't have time to fix for couple weeks .and would be expensive ..I took out key switch and jump across wires and started bike..took less than half hour .got new one ordered and hope to be riding soon.thanks again for all your input

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:51 pm

Keep in mind that the only part on the ignition switch that seems to go bad is the contacts. The key housing itself seem to last a long time. So if you want to keep your current igntion key, you can put the contact housing (plastic part) on the old metal part. That is what I did when my switch started to fail.

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Not sure how to change that .key also opens lid to gas tank so that would be nice

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:23 pm

Once you get the switch off, you will know. There are three plastic tabs on the old plastic and you may damage the old one getting it off, but that is okay as the old plastic part will not be reused. Protect the metal. Now on the new switch, protect the plastic when getting those tabs loose and do not worry about damaging the thin pot metal of the body. The new plastic will be more supple so it is not a bad job to move the plastic contact housing from one body to the next.

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:32 pm

Right on ty for info will let you know how I do

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Re: stranded in parkinglot

Postby awsimpsonjr » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:41 am

Got new switch from ebay new in box .fell apartl in hands when I took out of box .took some work to keep it together .was little longer than original witch cause me little more work and time .bike now runs good.plastic was not interchangeable but I'm riding again.thanks for all your help..




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