ELECTRICAL 1985 Gl1200i QUIT and will NOT turn over


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1981wing
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ELECTRICAL 1985 Gl1200i QUIT and will NOT turn over

Postby 1981wing » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:40 pm



The Wing just quit like it ran out of gas after getting 15 miles from home. Turn the key on: (Have headlight and Dash lit)
and press start button the nuetral gets brighterbut no crank. I can get it to roll over by jumping starter main solenoid cables but no fuel pumping or spark. Checked Fuses under false tank and currently have ignition connecter separated and when I turn the key on it has continuity from the Red wire to all wires except the 3 brown ones which appear to go to fuses.
The 4 black wires connecting to solenoid all seem to be good. Replaced starter solenoid and still nothing. What could make the bike quit while driving and then prevent it from cranking?

Any help much appreciated


Motor needs 3 things in this order to run and a 4 thing to run right
1. Compresson 2. Spark 3. Gas / I guarntee it will run
4. Timing 3 types: (Valve timing) and (Ignition timing) and (Fuel timing sync)

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1981wing
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:30 pm
Location: South Carolina
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Like a Moron I sold it!
1985 GL1200i Current Ride

Re: ELECTRICAL 1985 Gl1200i QUIT and will NOT turn over

Postby 1981wing » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:50 pm

Got it Corrected. Ended up being a broken circuit in the fuse box 3rd fuse back from lead in wires. The fuse itself was good but that 3rd terminal inside the fuse box gave out. Luckily I had a spare parts bike. Installed different fuse box and it cranked rite up. I know this circuit operates the starter relay for sure but whatever else is on the circuit i will have to checkout via schematic so that the new one dont do the same thing.
Motor needs 3 things in this order to run and a 4 thing to run right
1. Compresson 2. Spark 3. Gas / I guarntee it will run
4. Timing 3 types: (Valve timing) and (Ignition timing) and (Fuel timing sync)


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