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NO POWER

Postby Devil-Doc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:07 pm



Just installed the clutch yesterday, and after that when I turned the key nothing happens, had the battery checked it's fine, cut off switch is set to run like it's supposed to and checked the fuses, all fine??

Have no idea why it would all of a sudden not run. It was fine before the clutch cable broke, it just was sitting in the garage for a week until the cable was installed, was running fine before that. The only thing I could think of was previously I was having a little bit of a problem after I put the key into the ignition I would sometimes have to jiggle the key a bit or turn it a hair left or right before the ignition light would come on, but why would it completely not come on now??



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Re: NO POWER

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:21 pm

make sure the main fuse is good.
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Re: NO POWER

Postby Devil-Doc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:50 am

Where is the main fuse located?

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Re: NO POWER

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:29 am

it's on the solenoid that is one in the picture. to the right of the battery.

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Re: NO POWER

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Devil-Doc wrote:Where is the main fuse located?


It's the thin, flat piece of metal fastened between the two screws, on the solenoid:

Main Fuse
Main Fuse


It cracks when it gets old, and can leave you stranded as a result - with no source for replacement. It's common to replace it with a waterproof, 30-amp blade fuse holder, and then you can use common automotive 30-amp blade fuses, which you can find at any gas station.

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Re: NO POWER

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:33 pm

they do still make them
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Goldwing- ... 50&vxp=mtr
I have seen them cheaper else where too .

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Re: NO POWER

Postby Mr. C » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:25 am

Devil-Doc if your out there, did you get this problem solved, I'am in the same boat, I to had to turn the key a hair to the left a few times to get things lite up, now there's nothing!!, I've checked the dog bone fuse an it's fine, the cable's on the solenoid are clean as a whisle, ground is good, battery is good, wondering if this could be the igintion switch itself??

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Re: NO POWER

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:31 pm

If jiggling the key slightly fixes your electrical problem, then 99% of the time the problem will be worn contacts inside the ignition switch. Eventually the jiggling won't work anymore either, and you'll be stranded. Or worse...you could be riding along, FD&H, hit a small bump, and out of nowhere your bike will shut itself off.

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Re: NO POWER

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:37 am

Just for fun,I removed the switch from the ignition switch assembly on my 83.
I just had to see how it was made and if one could be fixed.
Here's the pictures.
The contacts can be resurfaced and a sheet of 100 grit paper on a flat surface .

I did this on a spare switch that was intermittent.I resurfaced everything,spread the springs a little and lubed it.It now is used in my bike as the replacement switch went bad too.

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Re: NO POWER

Postby Mr. C » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:11 am

Thanks for the Pic's virgilmoble, now how much of a hassle is it to get the switch out?
Can I take the two screw's out of the cover an left it off an then be able to remove the switch, or do I have to remove the whole cluster to get at something underneath,........or?

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Re: NO POWER

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:25 pm

The easiest is to remove the whole switch assembly.Unplug it,remove the 2 bolts that hold it on.10 mm on a long extension.
The key must be turned ON to be able to remove the switch from the housing.
The hardest part is separating the switch.it takes a bunch of prying and poking at the retainer to get it apart.

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Re: NO POWER

Postby Mr. C » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:08 am

Thanks virgilmoble, if it ever warms up between now an saaaaay! the first of May, I'll attempt this, it's a bit cool out in the shed right now, it's 14*F or -10*C pending what you go by.

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