Bike dead and no electric fan


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Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby coldcanuk » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:01 pm



I was away for 2 weeks and when I got home I check on the bike.....stone cold dead. :twisted: Battery could not even light up a test light. I got it boosted and let it run for a few minutes. I noticed the temp gauge was right up there so I checked for the fans and they were not running. I am recharging the battery, but I am wondering what to check for the fan? Relay? My manual provides little information on the fan, so asking the question out there. The bike is a 1990 1500 Goldwing.



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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby redial » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:26 pm

I am not good enough to give advice on your fans, but it sounds like you need to have your battery "load tested". It should not go flat in two weeks, unless there is a draining item left on (did you leave the key to "acc" ?). If you have to get a new battery, put it on a charger before you install it. Most batteries are only charged to 90% when you get them, so making sure that they are fully charged would be a good start to a longer battery life.

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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby coldcanuk » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:57 pm

I had the key out of the bike for the 2 weeks. I have been fighting a small leak over the past year. Methought I found it with a faulty Relay ( I guess I was wrong). The battery was new this spring and gave me no problems up to now.

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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:06 pm

Assuming that you have your battery issue sorted out, this should point you in the direction of your fan issue. There is a switch screwed into the lower radiator that simply provides a ground path for the fan circuit. According to the schematic, there is no relay in the circuit. Just a fuse, as indicated. Since both fans are out, I would assume it is either a fuse, or switch issue, since it is unlikely both fans would fail at once.

NOTE: I am unable to attach the drawings at this time. Some sort of error. Tried multiple times. Have done it many times in the past, so not my error.

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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:16 pm

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Re: UPDATE!!! Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby coldcanuk » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:42 pm

So I found my relay problem with help from this site. Today I am riding and I hear a loud "click" and I look down and see my fuel, heat, OD lite all dead. Now these were some of the same symptoms as last time. So assuming the same problem I never stopped, just got myself home and into my shop. I shut it down, tried to start and nothing....just like last time. I began looking all fuses, but all were fine, so I went after the relays again. (tight fit, but can be done) I replaced the same relay as last time and the bike started right up, I had gauges, lights....everything. I will post a picture of the relay that has been my problem. My question is; what is causing this relay to keep blowing?
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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby ct1500 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:07 am

The relay pins are losing contact due to burnt connectors/wires in relay box.
This is what I do
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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby coldcanuk » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:20 am

So do I have to pull the entire relay box out to check in behind it?

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Re: Bike dead and no electric fan

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:20 pm

coldcanuk wrote:So do I have to pull the entire relay box out to check in behind it?


No, clean the contacts from the front, where the relay plugs into it. Scrape any corrosion off, and use a quality contact cleaner to clean them.




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