Bike looses all eletrical power

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Bike looses all eletrical power

Postby chiefbob31 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:32 pm

My bike looses all electrical power and comes back on after a few minutes: started the bike it ran for about 15 minutes to a good operating temperature, turned bike off, and had no power at all when I tried to start it again.
I left the key in the on position, and withing 4-5 minutes the lights came back on. Any suggestions as to what this could be caused by? 1986 Aspencade

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Re: Bike looses all eletrical power

Postby trike lady » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Have you replaced the dog bone fuse with an automotive blade fuse and holder. The dog bone fuses can get hairline cracks in them that open when hot and the bike looses power and regain power when cooled off. I believe there was a recall for the ignition switch on the GL1200. The contact base can be removed and cleaned.
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Re: Bike looses all eletrical power

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:30 am

#1 cause of this is the dogbone (master) fuse as Trike Lady said. Don't trust it by looking at it - take it out and examine it for cracks. Chances are it will disintegrate in your fingers. Replace it with a blade fuse, there are many, many topics posted here on the process.

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