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dano955
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pulse generator

Postby dano955 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:38 pm



how to replace pulse generator on 85 GL1200



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WingAdmin
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Re: pulse generator

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:13 pm

There is a cover on the back of the engine held in place with three bolts. Remove it, and you gain access to the pulse generators, which are held in place with two screws each:

GL1200 Pulse Generators
GL1200 Pulse Generators

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newday777
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Re: pulse generator

Postby newday777 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:28 am

WingAdmin wrote:There is a cover on the back of the engine held in place with three bolts. Remove it, and you gain access to the pulse generators, which are held in place with two screws each:

Pulse Generators.JPG


84 yes.
85 and newer they are on the front at the crank pulley. They need to be cleaned at belt changes. There is testing for them outlined in the repair manual(#1 tool)

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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: pulse generator

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:08 pm

newday777 wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:There is a cover on the back of the engine held in place with three bolts. Remove it, and you gain access to the pulse generators, which are held in place with two screws each:

Pulse Generators.JPG


84 yes.
85 and newer they are on the front at the crank pulley. They need to be cleaned at belt changes. There is testing for them outlined in the repair manual(#1 tool)


You're right, I knew that. Didn't think to look at his model year. The 85-87 have them mounted on the front just like the 1500.

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Re: pulse generator

Postby hotwire » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:01 pm

Hey guys, just ran across this post, and interestingly enough, I just went through changing my P.G.'s out on my '85 1200. You are correct in saying the '85's and up are in the front. Of course, some fairing and the radiator has to come off, also on my machine, I had to loosen the engine guards to help facilitate the removal of the timing covers, ( if this helps someone who may be reading ), but also I found out that the book, (and I have the factory manual for the 1200 machines), is incorrect for a proper reading, (in ohms), for the later model P.G.'s. The '84 models may supposed to check what the manual says, I think around 1200 ohms, plus or minus somewhat, but the '85's and newer read, (good ones), about 320 ohms, plus or minus about 10 per cent, and will blip the ohm meter when passed over metal, (simulating passing the crank target). I am just learning about these bikes a whole lot, and anyone who owns a vintage motorcycle should probably try to know their own machine, and I have gleaned some good info from these forums, and some of you fellows replying to my call for help! This is (web site) a must for anybody who loves the goldwing bikes, and I hope my experiences and postings can be a help to someone else, it's the American way!! 'nuff said and Lord bless.




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