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repair

Postby goldwinger+1 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:51 pm



Need a mechanic in the louisville ky area for my 85 limited edition any help would be appreciated



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Re: repair

Postby redial » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:19 pm

A better way to approach this issue, is to state what is wrong, and why you need a mechanic? With all of the DIY projects listed on this site, it would be a cold day in hell that someone has not come across a similar problem, or there is already a process to follow. Alternatively, you are not liking the idea of getting your brand new, never used, toolbox out, either not confident or think its too big for you. :D

There is lots of knowledge, experience, and skill on this site, with most of the regular posters willing to assist. Try my approach and see how it pans out.

May all your troubles be little ones!
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Re: repair

Postby redial » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:25 pm

By looking up the Vendor listing for Louisville KY, I found this:

http://www.stationparkhonda.com/About.aspx

There are no comments about them, but on checking the site they have 13yo Hondas on their lot, so perhaps they are not hung up on not servicing bikes older than 10 years old.
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Re: repair

Postby goldwinger+1 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:50 am

I put a main wiring harness on my bike.... and that led to a led to a new solenoid...that led to a headach....and then that led to ecu codes... I'm down to no codes flashing and now firing but acting as if out of time... which research says is a bad or open sensor
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Re: repair

Postby goldwinger+1 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:52 am

I should say I have the lights blink when the key is turned on

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Re: repair

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:44 pm

You might try and call Cycle Works on Preston hwy by the fairgrounds. I had them work on my 85 aspy a few years back, and they are the only ones around that I know about that still work on the older wings.
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

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Re: repair

Postby redial » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:44 am

Do you Northerners have "auto electricians"? They are the ones that I would utilise for a problem of this nature. No use going to a wrencher, it would be better to have someone used to working out the intricacies of electrons and wires and stuff.
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Re: repair

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:30 pm

redial wrote:Do you Northerners have "auto electricians"? They are the ones that I would utilise for a problem of this nature. No use going to a wrencher, it would be better to have someone used to working out the intricacies of electrons and wires and stuff.


Never heard of such a thing - I know some mechanics will have talent/training in electrical issues, but I've not heard of a specialist who does only electrical issues.

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Re: repair

Postby redial » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:13 pm

Yep, they are common here. They do rewinding of alternators, affix extra lights, radios, and attend to general electronics and wiring issues. Otherwise it is like getting a tyre changer to install your air horns - you might get the rubber hammer treatment to make sure they fit!
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Re: repair

Postby deanbw » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:23 am

We have Auto electrics shops here where I am, my not hurt to ask one in your area but I will say they are quite expensive and I have never seen a bike in any of their shops (at least when I've gone by them.
If you have a Honda electrical trouble shooting manual,( lots on ebay, I bought one just to have) you could take it with you to them, they most likely will not have any info on your bike but if you arm them with a manual they may be able to help you if your not an electrical guy.....not a big fan myself but I also don't like shops touching my stuff.

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Re: repair

Postby redial » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:36 pm

not an electrical guy.....not a big fan myself


The small fans are better? :lol:
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Re: repair

Postby deanbw » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:01 am

I keep saying smaller is better......they haven't bought it yet

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Re: repair

Postby goldwinger+1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:22 am

Figured it out!!! Wow the clymer manual was a big help! It was the left spark unit! Thanksall! The clymer manual is what we all should use!

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Re: repair

Postby deanbw » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:48 am

sweet.....love it when a plan comes together.




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