Ignition Module Meltdown


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Ignition Module Meltdown

Postby rhm » Wed May 26, 2010 7:30 am



I have a 1981 GL1100 , I have a charging problem which I haven't solved yet, and in the process of checking fuses & wiring I noticed a tar like substance down on the left side below the fuel tank shroud. Eventually I got the shroud off & noticed that it was coming from the ignition modules, they were both melted out yet the engine seems to run fine, other than being very cold harted due to chocking problems I believe. Can anyone tell me what might cause these modules to melt & where a person might go to buy new ones if necessary.



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Re: Ignition Module Meltdown

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 26, 2010 1:41 pm

It's a very common problem - the potting compound they were made with gives up the ghost after all these years and turns to mush. No need to buy new ones: take the old ones out, clean out the goopy tarry substance as best you can, fill them up with epoxy, wait until the epoxy cures, then reinstall. They'll be as good as new for another 30 years.

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Re: Ignition Module Meltdown

Postby rhm » Wed May 26, 2010 3:50 pm

Thankyou the information regarding the meltdown.


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