1978 Hot wire!


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1978 Hot wire!

Postby musicminer » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:16 pm



My 78 GL1000 was running fine, but suddenly some wiring in the area of the regulator started to heat up, enough for the insulation to start to smoke before I shut it down. Any ideas?



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Re: 1978 Hot wire!

Postby goldtr6c » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:52 pm

Check all wires going to/from the regulator and the three from the stator. I ended up hard soldering all my wires at these two points as corroded connectors are a big problem along the Gulf Coast. Since doing this, I've had no more smoking wires.

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Re: 1978 Hot wire!

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:54 pm

goldtr6c wrote:Check all wires going to/from the regulator and the three from the stator. I ended up hard soldering all my wires at these two points as corroded connectors are a big problem along the Gulf Coast. Since doing this, I've had no more smoking wires.


They're not just a problem along the Gulf Coast, they're a problem EVERYWHERE. These connectors are prone to heating and failure.


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