Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200 aspencade
Mine did that too. The switch on the handlebars sticks. I seen a post here on how to clean them up. Mine seemed to work itself out the more I used it
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sheldonstott wrote:Thanks for your help I'll try WD40.
Don't use WD-40 on electrical contacts. It will seem like it works initially, as it flushes away any debris. However, it leaves behind an oily coating, which attracts dust and grit, and the connection will soon stop working again.
Instead use a quality electrical contact cleaner (I use CRC QD, available at any auto store).
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First off, Hello all!!!! I had the same problem with my radio on my 86 goldwing...sprayed the handlebar switch and it worked... Now, two weeks later, no volume on radio, but when I hit the starter switch or the brake lever, it very quickly sends a short burst of volume....could it be a bad ground somewhere?
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Jeffers, over the years we have found the ground wire, Green, at the plug going to the faring on the lower left side deteriorates and needs to have a new wire ran routed from the frame to the harness inside of the fairing. Hope this makes sense.
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I have had a similar problem except when mine wont change stations none of the preset station buttons , or any other buttons for that matter will work.... Then randomly it will work. I suspect a ground issue as well.. Can someone pinpoint the ground mentioned earlier in this post? Thanks
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