igniter boxes


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wingnutt
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igniter boxes

Postby wingnutt » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:08 am



i have an 81 gl1100i i have a problem with loss of power after riding about a half mile i have already checked the three yellow wires and the 4 wire plugs and they look great but i am going ahead and soldering them but i continue on and find these two boxes back to back bolted i take them loose and the backs are completely melted they dont have exposed wires but you can clearly see where they have melted is this why im loosing power to the right side of my motor



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Re: igniter boxes

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:15 am

Probably not.clean out the goo and fill with silicone.
If your bike dies,is it slow or instant.?
Slow is usually fuel related,instant is electrical.suspect the kill switch.Look next to the 3 yellow wires,there's another plug.It has 4 wires.check for any corrosion.There the pulse coil plug.

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Re: igniter boxes

Postby wingnutt » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:21 am

thank you for the info on the boxes when i start to lose power it has a loud knocking on the right side of the motor then it will just stay bogged down if i let off the throttle it dies then i let it sit for about 15 mins and itll fire back up but with the loud knocking still there

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Re: igniter boxes

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:46 am

This sounds like a classic case of the fuel cap not venting correctly. The next time it bogs remove the fuel cap and see if it recovers. It that is not it then check the fuel filter it may be nearly plugged.

wingnutt
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Re: igniter boxes

Postby wingnutt » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:10 pm

thanks guys i soldered the three wires today and changed the fuel filter and filled in the igniter boxes and took a test ride after letting it sit running for about 30 mins. rode like it did when i first bought it




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