1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical


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1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Sun May 27, 2012 8:45 am



I have a 1998 Trike with 59,000 miles. Last weekend I had some intermittent problems. I was out riding made a stop and when I went to leave the bike would not turn over, like the reverse was on or the kill switch was on. I moved the reverse lever a bunch of times and the kill switch finally it started. The next morning it did the same thing, but I did get it to start, but a little ways down the road it cut out, but then before it came to a stop, fired up and I was on my way for a short ride to breakfast and home with no other issues. I thought the reverse switch was going out so I ordered one. A few days later I was going for a ride and made it about 10 miles and the bike cut out. I did not get it running, had it towed home. The switch came in the next day, I changed it and it did not fix it. Took the kill switch apart, tested and cleaned it. That did not do it either. The head lights, dash light, neutral light all come on. The bike does not turn over, but I hear a relay clicking. All fuses are good in the fuse box and the 30A and 55A fuse are good. Any suggestions on what to check next?



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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby robb » Tue May 29, 2012 12:35 pm

Did you check the dog bone fuse to right side of battery, under plastic cover. Could be the bank angle sensor, mine has never been changed but has like symptoms

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:50 pm

Since I post the problem I did check the dog bone fuse and the angle sensor. At least I think I jumpered the sensor correctly. I was told to jump the red/white wire with the green. That did not change the situation. Is there more to the reverse circuit that may cause the problem?

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 29, 2012 2:51 pm

Point of interest...the reverse switch will not kill the bike,just the ability to crank it.
The kill switch will kill the ignition but not affect the ability to crank it.
Now back to the original problem.
I gather by your first post that it would crank but not start and wiggling the kill switch and reverse lever got it going(along with some time).
My first suspect in this case is to remove the kill switch and resurface the contacts.
But first is it doing the same thing? Starts and then dies after running?
It could be a thermal Ignition ECM.Not the first one I've heard fail.

You really need to determine if the spark has failed before you go too far.
Grab a old plug and be able to get to one plug(pull some plastic).
It doesn't matter which one.
Get the bike to quit and put one plug wire on the spare plug and lay it on the engine.Crank it over and look for the spark.

Now on to today...Does the bike crank over or just click.???

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:34 pm

The bike does not turn over. The relay on the left side of the bike clicks, not the starter.

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 29, 2012 3:43 pm

Was anything done to the bike from when it would crank till now when it won't crank.
Anything disturbed?or did it just not crank one time.??Do you now have a neutral light.??
In the mean time,I'll dig into the schematic.

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 29, 2012 3:52 pm

Download....the 1998 electrical trouble shooting PDF file from the manual section.What you are looking for is on page 3-11...

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Nothing was done. I do have a neutral light. The schematic should help check things out. I will take a lookat it tonight and let you know what I find. Thanks for taking the time to work with me. This is very frustrating...

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:43 pm

Last night I checked the fuses. I rechecked the kill switch and associated wiring to make sure there were no pinched wires. As I mentioned the neutral light does come on. When I press the cruise button the light does not come on.

Backing up to when the bike cut out like the kill switch was turned to off. What would cause this and the starter to not turn over.... Fuses are good, Relays are good. If the ECM was the problem would the starter still turn over?

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby robb » Wed May 30, 2012 8:12 pm

Check the ignition switch, could be worn enough to drop out bouncing on road. Play with key while trying to crank.

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Wed May 30, 2012 9:48 pm

That did not do it, but it was worth a try. The head light, dash lights, tail lights, etc. all come on with the key on.

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby robb » Thu May 31, 2012 7:17 am

Lets try to eleminate the cruise problem. If my cruise will not set I have to push out on brake lever to release contact switch, then cruise will set. Could just as easily be the clutch contact so try both. If cruise light comes on you have no problem with cruise.

Have you tested the fuel pump and filter ? Easy to remove the filter and turn on switch to check flow, let it fill a bottle. It can turn all day but without fuel it won't crank.

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby rayfie » Thu May 31, 2012 10:12 pm

Hello I see the bike been trike i think you need to check the wires on the old kick stand.. i have a 96 Gold wing an if the stand is down it want not start or do any thing until tell the stand is up the wire may have come lose were the stand wires are....... Rayfie

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby DougM1500 » Thu May 31, 2012 10:22 pm

That is one thing I did not check yet. I will do that tomorrow. One question about that. If the kick stand is down on your bike will it turn over at all? -Thanks

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Re: 1998 1500 Goldwing Trike Electrical

Postby rayfie » Thu May 31, 2012 10:40 pm

No it well not it has to be out of gear or the clutch pull all the way in to....




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