82 gl1100 electrical problems


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timdiver,,64
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82 gl1100 electrical problems

Postby timdiver,,64 » Thu May 08, 2014 1:20 am



Where do I start? The starter burnt up so bad it could not be rebuilt by a professional rebuilder. This shorted and back fed a few!!!! Items. So far I have replaced the starter, starter solenoid, rectifier, 7v gauge voltage t
Regulator, ignition switch and rerun main pos. Power to ignition. Got it starting and running pretty decent. Here's the next problem. All lights are so dim you can't hardly see them in daylight and it is not charging the battery. It didn't do this until I started repairing the cut and spliced wiring from the previous owner. Because of the way it ran when I first got it, I don't think or hope it's the stator. Any ideas?



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Re: 82 gl1100 electrical problems

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 08, 2014 8:58 am

There are specific tests for the charging system.You will need a volt/ohm meter.Preferably a digital one.
Fortunatly there's only a few parts involved.Are you farmiliar with the wiring.? 3yellow wires,Swiched ignition black wire at the regulator.?Connector corrosion?

timdiver,,64
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Re: 82 gl1100 electrical problems

Postby timdiver,,64 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:15 pm

Excellent sugestions. I'll start tearing it back down tomorrow. Will get back to you. :roll:

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Re: 82 gl1100 electrical problems

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Fri May 09, 2014 5:10 am

By the battery are three yellow wires (3 from stator and 3 from regulator) these connect at a plastic junction that melts easy. usually cut the wires and solder them (1 wire from stator to 1 wire from regulator-- you should end with 3 solid wires) this should give you power from the stator.

If the battery overheated it may not be taking a full charge so check fluid level in all cells and make sure it has 12.6 volts.




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