1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

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1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

Post by rizzoma » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:55 pm

Have a 1990 1500GL that completely died going 75 mph on the highway. Have had the following already checked out: coils, computer, everything that gets a spark. The bike is at the mechanics and they have no clue on what the problem is. Any input or help is highly appreciated!

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Re: 1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

Post by keithg64 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:34 pm

I always start with simple stuff first. Is the kill switch on "on" , does the battery have plenty jucie, is the main fuse good.
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Re: 1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

Post by Coder » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:13 pm

Also, check that the terminals inside the kill switch aren't corroded or worn - a simple test with an AVO meter can quickly determine if this is the problem, and it is a common failure point on Hondas.
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Re: 1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

Post by dingdong » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:32 am

Have them check the "bank angle sensor". Been known to fail.


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