NO power 1983 interstate gl1100


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prace
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NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby prace » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:41 pm



Recently had starter replaced by mechanic, ran fine for a few days, put key in and hit starter button--all went dark--no power--picked up two flat fuses(old style), went to check main fuse but found it had been replaced with the starter to a push in, disconnected the battery hot side, pulled it out, checked the fuse-ok--still replaced it, and reconnected all--still same results-no power--do not have to jiggle the key--battery has 12.74 volts--starter solenoid has 12.34 volts across(checking from pos to neg sides of it). Looked at wiring diagram in Clymer book--shows a 1 amp fuse in ingnition circuit-- I don't know where that is or if this is my next stop.........help



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fr1tz
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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby fr1tz » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:22 pm

prace wrote:Recently had starter replaced by mechanic, ran fine for a few days, put key in and hit starter button--all went dark--no power--picked up two flat fuses(old style), went to check main fuse but found it had been replaced with the starter to a push in, disconnected the battery hot side, pulled it out, checked the fuse-ok--still replaced it, and reconnected all--still same results-no power--do not have to jiggle the key--battery has 12.74 volts--starter solenoid has 12.34 volts across(checking from pos to neg sides of it). Looked at wiring diagram in Clymer book--shows a 1 amp fuse in ingnition circuit-- I don't know where that is or if this is my next stop.........help


When you check the solinoid there is no negative !!! both posts are positive check the power to the solinoid from the battery then check the output side of the solenoid with the starter button pushed in you'll need help with holding your meter and pushing the strter button but - on the other hand if you have no power any where check the fuse box , if no power there follow the wire back to the battery someone may have put an inline fuse in it - fr1tz
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prace
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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby prace » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:31 pm

ok, just checked the output side of the solenoid and the pos side of batt and had the starter button pushed--the voltage before was .05 and with button pushed .07 volts---also checked voltage between batt and small fuse box--12.74 volts

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fr1tz
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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby fr1tz » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:27 pm

prace wrote:ok, just checked the output side of the solenoid and the pos side of batt and had the starter button pushed--the voltage before was .05 and with button pushed .07 volts---also checked voltage between batt and small fuse box--12.74 volts


Theres something wrong ! I may not be under standing you, do you have any lights when you turn the key on ? The GL1100 has a master fuse within 6 inchs from the battery. the readings you got testing the solenoid is a problem- connect the negitive wire on your meter to the battery negitive post and leave it there now take the red tester lead and check the battery side of the solenoid should be the same reading you got testing the battery direct 12. volts or more, now take your red test lead and touch the starter side of the solenoid should read 0 volts now stay connected and push the stater button. if you have voltage the starter should be make noise if the solenoid is bad the voltage will be way under 12 volts or perhaps 0 voltage. your problem can also be a broken wire or a blown fuse keep checking but make sure your neg. test lead stays connected to neg post. I'll be watching for an answer. fr1tz
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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby sperryunivac » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:49 pm

Fritz. If the 1 amp fuse you are asking about is the one that comes off the 30 amp fuse, then it is located by the front l. h. signal lamp in the fairing. You should see +12v on this fuse at all times. You may need to remove the left hand pocket to see the fuse.

prace
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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby prace » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:23 am

Thanx to all for the help with specific instructions.....checked the solenoid as requested...0 volts, found the bundle of fuses in the l.h. fairing pocket and they were good, borrowed a second solenoid and still no power....then went back to the beginning and checked the battery with a load on it voltage was .8 there it was a bad battery, put one in and back on the road..........thanx for the help

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Re: NO power 1983 interstate gl1100

Postby fr1tz » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:24 am

I'am happy that you found the problem, good luck and be safe - fr1tz


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