Bike won't start after stator replacement


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Bike won't start after stator replacement

Postby Newfie rider » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:47 pm



I replaced the stator on my 84 GL1200 aspencade. I also had my heads cleaned up and valves reseated. Now I cant get it to start. Tried switching plug wires from front to back from fear of having messed up my pulse generator installation but that didnt make any difference. It spits and backfires as if the timing were off and makes no attempt to start. Fire on all plugs. Any solutions ?? Any and all remarks welcome !! Thanks.



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robb
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Re: Bike won't start after stator replacement

Postby robb » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:36 pm

Don't know what process used but look over this and take note as to correct marls on cam wheels. Easy to get wrong.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1200timingbelts.htm

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Re: Bike won't start after stator replacement

Postby Newfie rider » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:08 am

Thanks for the reply Rob but timing of the belts and pulleys isn't the problem. Kinda wish it was ! Thinking along the lines of the pulse generator maybe installed incorrectly but having to remove the engine again just to check seems a little outrageous. Wondering if there was a way to check it without all that work.

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Re: Bike won't start after stator replacement

Postby landisr » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:47 am

Hmmm. Dumb question on my part: Does the 1200 still have the timing window on the cases? If so, and you're POSITIVE that the belts, cams etc are set correctly, then you should check the timing with a strobe light. Make sure it's not off by 180/360 degrees or whatever. If it's off, then it seems you may indeed have to revisit the PGs. Basics sez fuel, compression and spark AT THE RIGHT TIME should have it running. Just sayin'. Be sure to let us know the outcome. Good luck, Sir.

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Re: Bike won't start after stator replacement

Postby robb » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:57 am

Removal of engine is necessary for belts or to check that one can is 180 degree out, and generators should be accessible.




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