gl 1100 aspencade no power at all


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gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:27 am



went to a funerul yesterday parked bike at wifes job it started and ran fine til then when i got back to get bike and head home turned the key nothing no lights batterie was fine check the fuse inside the little square box beside the batterie flat metel one it was fine does anyone know what i should check next checked the fuses inside the gas tank not sure if there are other main fuses need help please thanks
going to try and give better info when I parked bike it had been starting ine turned everything off went to funerul came back put the key in turned it nothing at all no ash lihts no head light nothing hook jumper cables to the battriestill nothing so i checked the dog bone main fuse didnt take it off or nothing but looked good then took light tester touched the wires comein from it they lit up im going to go back later today and go ahead a replace that fuse justto be on the safe side but if thats not the problem what should I check next really want to get the bike home help please



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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby tunaboy » Sat May 18, 2013 7:17 am

I know this sounds dumb but I parked my bike the other day and did not put it in neutral. Came back and forgot about leaving it in gear and of course no starter. Once back in neutral all was OK. Any chance you did the same??

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Sat May 18, 2013 7:35 am

checked tthat to thanks tho anything helps me at this time

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby Calzone » Sat May 18, 2013 10:52 am

Ignition switch may have failed., try looking at the wiring diagram and see which wire is the feed and power to accessories and pull the switch or track down and jump those wires. Maybe someone here knows the color of the feed and power in..Should be two bigger wires.

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby patbrandon1 » Sun May 19, 2013 1:56 am

I forgot to put my starter switch back to "run" once after I had put it to stop, and I couldn't get started. Also, although that "dogbone fuse" may look good, they can have a crack in them you cannot see, and fail. I replaced mine with a blade type fuse. Keep us posted.

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby dwight007fchr » Sun May 19, 2013 8:44 pm

Thats really strange that when you turn the key to "on", you get nothing......no lights, no horn, no turn signals......nada. Sounds like either that main metal fuse that you are checking, or maybe lose battery cables. Another check is to see if there are any hot fuses up at the fuse panel under the false tank. Im betting you have no power up at the fuse box. Maybe try wiggling the key switch as you hold your finger on the horn button to see if you get any quick electron flows. Could be some loose wiring in the key switch itself, or even a wire has come loose from it.

Let us know what it was.....an interesting dillema going on there.

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby Mr. C » Tue May 21, 2013 7:52 am

I'll bet it's the ignition switch, exactly what happened to mine, if you haven't got it going by now, turn your key on an wiggle push an pull the wire's that plug into the ignition, see what happens inside of the switch there's prong's that the wire's are plugged onto are reveted in an become loose an lose connection, there's a guy on youtube that shows how to take the switch apart an solder the prong's.
This is what I did, an it's been 3 weeks now an all has been good, I still ordered a new switch but it's better than sitting home on the porch. :)

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby Oddbirdwithbrokewing » Tue May 21, 2013 3:09 pm

I WOULD MAKE SURE THE BATTERY IS GROUNDED SUFFICIENTLY

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby hrobinson » Tue May 21, 2013 7:39 pm

How old is the battery?

Using a Volt meter. Start at the battery check voltage. It should read above 13 volts. If it does not show 13+ volts the battery is dead or needs charging. If you have a successful voltage test, start working back from the battery, test the fuse terminal next see if you have voltages there. Just continue to work in a logical and a methodical manner and you will find your problem. This takes patients and time. Some times there is no quick and easy answer to fix your problem.

It is possible that the Alternator went out and you have been running on battery all this time. Had it happen to me on my Shadow. Ran great all the way to work, went to go home at the end of the day and would not start. No lights, nothing. Found the battery was dead, charged it back up drove home, check the voltages and found only 12 volts at the battery when running at idle. Even when I raised the rpm of the motorcycle sill saw only 12 volts. Replaced the Stater and the battery started charging again.

Good luck

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby dwight007fchr » Tue May 21, 2013 7:55 pm

HRobinson......I think you meant to say to first have the bike running and then check volts. A normal fully charged battery should read around 12.75 volts while sitting in the bike. After starting, you will see the volts go up over 13.

My old battery would start the Wing when reading a bit less than 12 volts.

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:12 pm

mY BUDDY checked the battery it has full charge . my switch has the pig tail with a plug. its not the one were the it just plugs at the bottom I took my light tester and turned key on and check for power from the plug area on both sides of the ignition switch plug I had no power on either side. is that the way to check to see if the switch is working or is there a better way this is driven me crazy or if anyone lives near wilmington nc and wants to help Ill take it lol want to ride
and as far as the fuses in the false tank only the first one on the right and the wire there at the right light the tester up the rest of the fuses dont do anything but none are burnt

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:36 am

i by passed the the ignition and got it to turn over but still didnt start like the ignition was off thinking might be ignition switch how do I check to see if thats bad sorry I haven't been getting back on here sooner but i had 3 hernia surgeries so cant do anything just now getting to where i can sit up to get on here but Im just trying to figure this out even tho I can fix or ride for a while just wanted to know how to check ignition switch not sure how to check it thanks

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:24 pm

If you got power to the black wire and were able to get the bike to crank,the only thing between the black wire and the ignition system is the kill switch.....

The schematic is in the downloaded manual on this site....page 340 ..Just look for the 83 aspy schematic.
Honda Goldwing GL1100 1980 to 1983 Service Manual-A6AEB.pdf

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:08 pm

well trace it down all the wires found out it was the key switch so I had one already put it on and it started right up so Im happy its over this one about drove me crazy hate wire problems hard to find but simple fix but its on the road again it runs good now thanks to every one that helped me on here :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby wingman83 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:59 am

it was the key swtch it was bad put new one in that I already had and Im on the road again thanks for all the help ride safe :D :D :D :D :arrow:

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Re: gl 1100 aspencade no power at all

Postby Mr. C » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:56 am

Good to hear that you got it going, I'am certainly no expert, I'am learning as I go along, but it sure did sound like the same problem that I had.




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