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backalleybobbers
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Motorcycle: 1985 gl1200a aspencade

no spark

Post by backalleybobbers » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:10 pm



im working on a 1985 gl1200a. i got the bike running with no problem. after cleaning carbs, new plugs, fresh gas. it suddenly cut off and now theres no spark on any of the plugs. the b/w wire has power. and the bl/y wire shows to be a ground. dont understand. any one with something to help would be greatly helpful..................................................well after taking a look at some forums i realized the horn is not working now also. could anybody please tell me were the horns ground to the body at. i found a wiring diagram but didnt say the location of the ground



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Re: no spark

Post by Mooseman » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:35 pm

With the top cover off. The grn ground wire is attached to a bolt that is attached to the bracket that mounts the regulator rectifier. Left side just above upper frame rail.
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backalleybobbers
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Re: no spark

Post by backalleybobbers » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:20 pm

thanks for the info. i checked it out and it was good. i kept messing and found a blown fuse for horn. sometimes the easy stuff you dont even think about............... but it suddenly had fire after messing some more, it ran long enough to get a little worm, about 5 minutes, then cut off and lost fire to plugs again. completely bafald

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Re: no spark

Post by HALBUDD » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:14 pm

If you still have the old dog bone fuse take a look at it as it will look fine but will open up when it gets hot just a thought Hal


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