charging system


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
Raj
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 96 Goldwing 1500 Aspencade

charging system

Post by Raj » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:58 pm



The voltage indicator on my 82 GL1100 A suddenly stopped showing a charge, but the battery tests that It is charged. Anybody know if it' s just the gauge or , heaven forbid, the alternator?


"They Shall Mount Up With Wings As Eagles" Isa. 40:31

User avatar
seelyark1
Posts: 516
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 1:57 pm
Location: Dunnellon, Florida
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1998 GL1500 SE Totaled
1984 VT500C
1967 CB550-4

Re: charging system

Post by seelyark1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:09 pm

If the test shows that it is charged, it is a pretty good chance that your gauge that is the problem. Try using a multimeter and see if it looks like the alternator is putting out enough to recharge your battery.
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

User avatar
Aussie81Interstate
Posts: 846
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:34 am
Location: Penrith Australia
Motorcycle: 2001 GL1500F6C Valkyrie
1982 CX500 Turbo (restoration project)
1981 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1988 GL1500 (sold)

Re: charging system

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:46 pm

You could just have a loose wire connection at the back of your voltage meter.

Run a multimeter across your battery when runnig - if the voltage increase when you rev - and up to 14.0 volts or so - then you are fine...chase the issue through your gauge..

User avatar
littlebeaver
Posts: 4449
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:11 pm
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Motorcycle: 1981 gl 1100 I , 79 Yamaha XS11
Special, 82 Kawa 750 CSR, 82 Kawa 750 LTD, 03 Kawa Nomad 1500, 99 Kawa Voyager 1200

Re: charging system

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:24 pm

I bet it's just a loose wire as well...

Raj
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 96 Goldwing 1500 Aspencade

Re: charging system

Post by Raj » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:09 pm

I was happy to see that the battery is being charged according to the volt meter, now I just have to find the bad connection to the instrument gauge. It's strange that the light bulb comes on but the needle doesn't move at all.
"They Shall Mount Up With Wings As Eagles" Isa. 40:31

User avatar
RoadRogue
Posts: 2050
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: charging system

Post by RoadRogue » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:55 pm

If you need a replacement stock meter let me know.Its yours for the asking. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

Raj
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 96 Goldwing 1500 Aspencade

Re: charging system

Post by Raj » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:10 pm

Thanks for the offer, once I trace the wiring I'll let you know if I need it.


"They Shall Mount Up With Wings As Eagles" Isa. 40:31

Post Reply



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests