No run no crank, but lights ok


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Proudpeacock
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Location: Minnetonka, MN
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500A Aspencade

No run no crank, but lights ok

Postby Proudpeacock » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:35 pm



Going down highway on my 99 Aspencade and it just dies...come to stop, lights, flashers, etc ok, no crank, no click..when trying to start nothing happens, but lights stay bright. Triple checked that kill switch was in right position. Now sitting in hotel with bike at tow company...

Any ideas? If I understood other posts, the 30 amp dogbone if failed would also kill lights?

thanks

Ralph "proudpeacock" Strader



Brewdaman
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Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE

Re: No run no crank, but lights ok

Postby Brewdaman » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 pm

Check the starter switch (solenoid). My starter stuck on a couple times and the bike sometimes does nothing. It wont click or nothing but the lights are on. I ordered the part according to the Honda mechanic. I'll try it Tuesday

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MikeB
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Re: No run no crank, but lights ok

Postby MikeB » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:11 pm

The Kill switch will give that malfunction even when it appears to be in the correct position. The internals of the switch can be the problem and you won't know it. Take the switch assembly apart and inspect it. Sometimes hitting the handlebar on the throttle will bring things back to life. This is a DEFINITE indication that the kill switch is the culprit.
MikeB
Tacoma, WA, USA

Proudpeacock
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Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500A Aspencade

Re: No run no crank, but lights ok

Postby Proudpeacock » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:33 am

Thanks! Will get to the towing company tomorrow (where bike is stored) and try the switch topic first (seems easiest to check).

Makes more sense that any fuse issues.

Thanks for both suggestions.

Will advise once I sort it out.

Ralph




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