Electric Problem now


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jturk1
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 5:52 pm
Location: Campbellsville, Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1989
Honda Goldwing
1500

Electric Problem now

Postby jturk1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:28 am



Hey guys, you were such a big help last time maybe you can help again. 1989 Goldwing 1500, out riding and the fuel gauge and temp went dead. Then a minute later the RPM died. Made it home and no reverse or headlights. Turn signals work, horn works radio works( slight short in it speakers go out on bumps) and it starts no problem. I checked all the fuses and they are all good, New battery last fall and once again the local bike shop, Yamaha, will not even look at it since it is a Honda. Don't want to try to take it 45 miles to Louisville to get it fixed as no way back or down again to pick it up. Any ideas would be helpful if not a tow truck I guess.
Thanks in advance guys



Dpope
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Rincon, Georgia
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500SE

Re: Electric Problem now

Postby Dpope » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:32 pm

What was the last thing you worked on before this problem popped up? I find this is good place to start looking for electrical problems? Maybe a loose or shorted wire.

jturk1
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 5:52 pm
Location: Campbellsville, Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1989
Honda Goldwing
1500

Re: Electric Problem now

Postby jturk1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:27 am

Nothing, just took it out for a ride.

Dpope
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Rincon, Georgia
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500SE

Re: Electric Problem

Postby Dpope » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:13 pm

Electrial problems that just pop up are the hardest to find and correct. I don't have the manual for your year bike, but looking at the one I have for a 2000, my best guess is you have lost a ground wire connection. Check for any wires connecting to the frame of the bike. My manual shows a connect close to and below the oil dipstick whch is tied to the temp, gas and other units that would not keep the bike from starting or running. I know this is a lot to do and just like looking for a neddle in a haystack. That said most electrical problems can and or corrected with a little persistance and a good manual.

jturk1
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 5:52 pm
Location: Campbellsville, Kentucky
Motorcycle: 1989
Honda Goldwing
1500

Re: Electric Problem now

Postby jturk1 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Thanks, will start looking for the needle.




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