1200a pg


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1200a pg

Post by wingman2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 pm



1984 1200a what are the omhs for pg when cold



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Re: 1200a pg

Post by twocams » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:39 pm

What is a pg? For stupid people like me that have no Idea what your talking about. :shock:

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Re: 1200a pg

Post by brianinpa » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 pm

If you mean the Pulse Generator...

1200 +/- 100

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Re: 1200a pg

Post by wingman2 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:16 pm

hi did some more test on my 84 1200a. i did a pulse generator test when cold 1+2 ohms 1080 1+3 ohms 1075.
spec call for 1100_1300. should i just replace them . bike is hard to start cold. any advise please.

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Re: 1200a pg

Post by twocams » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:25 pm

I would just replace them and timing belts also while your there. Unless you know when they were replaced last.
Also check your chokes on all 4 carbs make sure the levers at the carbs are pulling the plungers out all the way.
And if your trying to start the bike outside in 30 degs.it will be hard to start. Make sure your battery is fully charged before cranking...you want the starter to turn over as fast as possible. And thats all I got. :o

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Re: 1200a pg

Post by brianinpa » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:27 pm

84 pulse generators are not in the front of the motor... they are in the rear like the 1100.
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Re: 1200a pg

Post by twocams » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 pm

My bad, I had a 84 back in 1988 and sold it in 1996 after putting 52,000 miles on. Only replaced the belts and stater. Sold it and bought my first Airhead (BMW). Then road around Florida for 2 yrs. :P

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Re: 1200a pg

Post by Ohara » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 am

If your reading 1080 ohms cold, I would think your pulse generators are working. It may just be your meter is off a little. If you do replace them save your old ones as they may come in handy some day. Typically when PG are bad you will get proper or close resistance readings when cold, when hot they will read 0 ohms and your motor will suddenly stop. Other things like how long the bike has been sitting between start ups, condition of carbs, condition of battery as Twocams mentioned and ambient temperature are definite factors..



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