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im going in

Post by squirrel » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:27 am

Hi 32 years of spaghetti to sort out .Not sure what im doing but I have lots of new wire/connectors and a screwdriver that lights up wish me luck

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Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:03 pm

Good luck. Gotta love people who use duct tape in areas subject to heat (duct tape adhesive hardens and stops sticking with heat)

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Post by velvetrider » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:05 pm

Oh brother I feel your pain. My 83 GL1100 stopped charging some years back. I happened across a fellow who rebuilt an 80 GL. ,, he also happened to be an electrical engineer. I rode 80 miles to his house and he did the damnedest thing. He clipped off all the connectors from the coupling and said. "They designed these with the mating clips facing upwards". Sure enough, I could see that all the wire coupling would capture water over time. He turned them upside down and said.
"Each of the wire connectors have to be soldered" which he did. Took him about an hour and I have had perfect charging since. That was 8 yrs ago.. Hope this helps.

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Post by 4wred » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:17 am

My second aspy had what seemed like miles of wire(some burnt),switches,bad connectors in the fairing and all over the bike when I got it.It was a non-runner when I bought it.First thing I did before I put a battery in was get rid of all the non oem wiring and switches,made it much easier to diagnose electrical problems the bike had :D

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