1976 gl 1000


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1976 gl 1000

Postby Skoock1231 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:14 pm



Ha I just bought a gl 1000 ran good for a couple of days in short runs but now my battery does not seem to charge . The other day I rode it to work that is about 24 miles away . When I got there it wasn't running as good then on my way home it lost power and finally I had to get off the interstate and ride local roads I barely got into 2nd gear could only do 20-24 miles an hour what could it be is it just my battery or something more



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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:54 am

Skoock1231 wrote:Ha I just bought a gl 1000 ran good for a couple of days in short runs but now my battery does not seem to charge . The other day I rode it to work that is about 24 miles away . When I got there it wasn't running as good then on my way home it lost power and finally I had to get off the interstate and ride local roads I barely got into 2nd gear could only do 20-24 miles an hour what could it be is it just my battery or something more


It could be a few things - but prime on the list is your stator plug. Have a look at this topic: Three Yellow Wires

If that plug has failed, you will not get any charging, and your bike will run (for a while) on the battery before dying in the manner which you have described.

If the plug is OK, you need to check your stator output. Charge the battery, disconnect this plug, then start the bike up. At 3500 RPM, use a voltmeter set to AC Volts to measure between each of the two yellow wire pairs - A to B, B to C, C to A. You should see about 48 VAC between each pair. If not, then you've got a stator problem.

Check those two things and get back to us.

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Placerville » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:11 am

Good advice from WA, and I'm going to add this: Before you get into the stator to rectifier plug issue, pull your battery. Charge it fully, then take it to an auto shop that can do a surge test on it. When this is done, you'll know if you have a good battery or not. You must prove your battery to be either good or bad before moving on to the next issue i.e., it's charging via the stator.

By the way, the stator to rectifier plug on your '76 looks like the photo below.

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Skoock1231 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:38 pm

Ok at this setting on volt meter I'm getting 50 - 52 v with - under it

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Skoock1231 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:08 pm

My rectifier plug looks burnt

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Placerville » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:22 pm

You must fix that bad plug before you do anything else. This is a common problem with this connector and can be easily addressed.

If you want to keep your bike completely OEM (and I hope you do), go here, then select 'Order' (on the left), then scroll down to the 8-pin connector shown below. It is a dead-on match for your Honda connector. It comes with all the pins you'll need. Then, go here and follow the instructions to correctly connect your pins to the wires. The pins MUST be soldered after attaching them to the wires or they will corrode again. (Actually stated in a Honda bulletin.)

If you don't care about keeping your bike original, you can simply cut out the connector and solder all of the wires together. Use shrink tubing.

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Skoock1231 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:25 pm

Ok I cleaned terminals and on all that I can see and now when running at 3500 rpm
My battery is at 12.24 and I can see it going up is that it should it be ok now or is there more I need to check haven't rode it yet worried about braking down again

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Re: 1976 gl 1000

Postby Skoock1231 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:23 pm

Ok rode it for about 2 miles still no power like if I try to pass or get speed no power and now popping though exhaust when I get home I tested battery it was at 12.01 and at 3500 rpm it was going up ok any suggestions I at my end out of ideas could it just be. Arbs out of senc




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