charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
  • Sponsored Links
davebonaked51
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Location: washington
Motorcycle: honda goldwing 1977 gl1000

charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:35 am



if you have read my older post you know that the three yellow wires from stator on my bike (77 , gl1000) is not connected and there is no connector from voltage regulator. past owners hard wired to run striaght off battery. what i do not understand is the three wires comming from regulator are black , green , yellow. they connect to a plastic connector and then they run into the main wiring harness. have no idea what the colors of the wires that are suppose to connect to stator , three yellow? i just do not see three yellow from regulator? anyone see anything here that would help?



davebonaked51
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Location: washington
Motorcycle: honda goldwing 1977 gl1000

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:36 am


davebonaked51
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Location: washington
Motorcycle: honda goldwing 1977 gl1000

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:37 am


davebonaked51
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Location: washington
Motorcycle: honda goldwing 1977 gl1000

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:38 am


davebonaked51
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:44 pm
Location: washington
Motorcycle: honda goldwing 1977 gl1000

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:55 am

HOLD THE PHONE EVERYONE!!! THIS IS MY FIRST DAY OFF SINCE I BOUGHT MY BIKE AND THE FIRST TIME I GOT A CHANCE TO LOOK AT IT REAL GOOD. TUCKED BEHIND THE BRACE ( IT WAS TUCKED REAL GOOD) WAS THE FEMALE CONNECTOR FROM THE REGULATOR! HEE-HAW!!! LOL! I connected it and fired it up and i got 14-15 volts! problem solved! thanks to everyone on this board for all your input. i will be back and support with visiting the store.

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7661
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:51 am

Wonderful.It works.I'd like to clear up the terminology because the gl1000 charging system is a little different than the 1100 and 1200.
Three yellow wires from the engine alternator(stator)connect to the RECTIFIER.
The rectifier has a green ground..Red/wh output wire to the battery and one yellow wire that goes to the REGULATOR.
When the voltage goes over 14.8 volts,the regulator shunts the excess to ground.
So the regulator has only 1 alternator(stator)wire,one ground and one ignition wire.

The 1100 and 1200 use a combined unit and can be retrofitted to the 1000 color for color.

User avatar
Fred Camper
Posts: 1155
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:37 pm

In fact I put in a combined Regulator/Rectifer from a 2005 CBR600RR that is a Shindengen FH008EB MOSFET. It goes in wire for wire, color for color, even fits the stock bracket by the battery. It is tight, but since a MOSFET unit rejects less heat, that works out fine.

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7661
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:05 am

It' all good.As long as the replacement electronics are rated to handle the same power as what the bike will produce.
These systems actuality short excess from the alternator to ground,so the replacement needs to be able to handle the power dissipation.
Point in fact...Don't use a rectifier/regulator made for a 150 watt riding lawnmower charging system on a 300 watt wing.It will get hot,smoke,short out,blow fuses,cause panic attacks,and that stupid look I always get. :D

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17050
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: charging problems part 3 , bigger pics, last questions.

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:24 pm

As I mentioned before, the picture of the connector you posted before looked like the connector had gotten hot and started to melt. It's a very common failure - now that you know where it connects, you might want to cut those connectors off and instead solder the sets of yellow wires together directly, to avoid the problem. To have some look at horror story pictures of melted connectors, do a search here for "three yellow wires".




Return to “GL1000 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest