HELP 1984 Aspencade


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HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:19 pm



I thunk I just fried the selinoid when I started the bike. It started up, but I forgot to put the choke on, and it died. I then fired it back up with the choke on ( with no problem) and my buddy said he saw smoke beside the batttery. I looked at the voltage meter, down to nothin. I shut it down, abd investigated to find the the battery terminals both pretty loose. I looked to the right of the battery and found the round thing with the positive hooked up to it, and the neg to the starter. Selinoid right? Well, its fried along with the plug. I aslo found I had left auxillary lights on when starting it. WOuld this cause a high load to be drawn or somthing? I noticed the "thing" did have a wired fuse on it, and didnt blow? CAn anyone help please? :roll:



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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:27 pm

Doesn't sound too bad,Get a new starter solenoid and repair/replace any burnt wiring.While your there,cut off the plug with the 3 yellow wires in it and hard wire them together.

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:32 pm

Yellow wires are done already thanks! I can't just butt connect the wires to put a new plug on to go to the new selinoid?

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:41 pm

I didnt mention the bike would still start, but not charge. Thanks

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby seabee_ » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:42 pm

The loose bat cables probably caused it. Replace the solenoid as mentioned above and recheck.
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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:46 pm

Yes. Do whatever you need to.Just maintain a good connection and wire size

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby Asphalt guy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:30 pm

1 more question. Since the bike would start, and just not charge, do you think I might be able to get away with the 30 amp fuse fix? I mean will the bike charge then?

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:37 pm

Replacing the old dog bone fuse with a blade fuse is a good idea. Weather or not it will FIX the no charge problem will be seen after all the connections are fixed

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby Asphalt guy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:54 pm

The rewire was a total success. Holdind 14.5 volts when at idle! It only held 12.5 before the fix. I also noticed the stereo was louder!

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Re: HELP 1984 Aspencade

Postby seabee_ » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Glad to hear you are up and running again. This forum is one of the best places for information. Keep the wind in your face and the rubber on the ground.


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