unwanted shutoff revisited

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Location: baltimore Ohio
Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500 Aspencade

unwanted shutoff revisited

Post by ceo » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:34 pm

Hi to everyone that responded to my questions on this problem and I'm very happy to say that it is fixed . I just wish that I could say for sure which of the three items I replaced actually fixed the problem . When you take a wing apart it's hard not to replace anything else related to your trouble cause it's such a pain to get back into it , so I replaced the side stand switch and ignition relay as well as the ignition switch that I think indeed was the problem . The new switch feels so much tighter and positive when you turn the key(thanks wing admin) . The bike has been fine for several weeks now and trust is returning and enjoyed a nice ride down through the Hocking Hills of Ohio last weekend . I will say that the Honda manual will make you sit and stare at it awhile for a better way to get that ignition switch out and I got it out in less than an hour . Here goes , taking the seat off and the radio , side pockets and you will have to take the front and left side fairing panels off but none of the dash , head lamp , or anything on the right side . I took some damp rags and tucked them up in around the fairing and used a 2in angle grinder with a 16th in disc to slot the beveled bolt heads on the ignition switch (being careful to watch the wires in the area) . Then took a hair dryer and heated the bolts cause they are "lock tite 'd in . I then used the largest straight blade bit in my impact set with a 1/4 in ratchet with a 8mm socket AND This is the "secret" dip the blade of the bit in valve grinding compound and it won't slip . It is a tight area to work in but it saved a huge amount of time . Hope this helps someone down the line . thanks again and God Bless .

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Re: unwanted shutoff revisited

Post by redial » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:55 pm

Well CEO, that brings a new meaning to grinding away at a job. Thanks for the hint.
Len in Kapunda

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