Dead stick condition


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Shiny
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Dead stick condition

Postby Shiny » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:28 pm



I have a 1988 Goldwing that I positively love riding, however, it has an occasional problem where it will shut down while running down the road. The normal MO is the engine dies, tach goes to zero. In order to get it running again, I pull in the clutch, turn the ignition switch off then on again, let out the clutch and proceed on my way. I initially thought I had a twitchy kill switch, but that doesn't operate that way - all you have to do to get the bike running after hitting the kill switch is return the switch to the run position. Anyone have similar experience and can help me track this one down? Thanks!



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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby thrasherg » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:53 pm

What year wing is it? Does it have a dodgy main fuse (The dog bone type fitted to the starter motor solenoid)? It sounds like a bad connection somewhere if turning the ignition off and back on cures the problem.. First things to check would be wiring to main ignition switch (Wires sometimes break around the headstock due to the constant motion caused by turning the handlebars), corrosion in the main fuse panel, main fuse and main power relay.

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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby trike lady » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:15 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
See if the recall has been done for the BAS 'Bank Angle Sensor'.
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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby Shiny » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:12 pm

Thanks for the leads. Since the problem seems to crop up when I twitch the handlebars, I think tracing the ignition wiring at the front end will be a worthwhile start.

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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:37 am

Shiny wrote:Thanks for the leads. Since the problem seems to crop up when I twitch the handlebars, I think tracing the ignition wiring at the front end will be a worthwhile start.

go have your bank angle sensor replaced, you have a faulty one. mine went bad last year and would cut the bike off while cruising on the expressway
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Shiny
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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby Shiny » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:37 pm

Yep - that sounds like it. I looked up the recall, then called my local dealer. Parts are on order - will schedule the bike in when the parts get here. Again, thanks for the advice.

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Re: Dead stick condition

Postby grains » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:31 pm

I once had a '77 550k that also would die for no apparent reason.
After looking for ages I found that the wiring right at the key switch plug was faulty and I could just wiggle the wire and be on my way. Had to eventually rewire and was good to go.




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