reverse problems 2006 gold wing


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cvonsoosten
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reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby cvonsoosten » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:10 pm



Here is a noodle scratcher...put the bike in reverse, backed up, took it out of reverse, wouldn't go out of reverse, key wouldn't shut off motor, kill switch wouldn't kill motor. It's my neighbors bike and I'm trying to help him out. Worked on lots of bikes just not much gold wing. Any ideas on where to start here?



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Re: reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:38 pm

My first guess is a stuck relay.
Most of what your dealing with is relay and solenoid controlled.
There is also the switches themselves.if a connection is failed to make,the circuit thinks the bike is still wanting reverse.
Jiggle/wiggle the switches,tap on the relays.
Even the main solenoids could weld themselves stuck on.give them a whack too.
Test after each attempt.
From there it's dig into the schematic time and find out what circuit isn't working.
I assume its the reverse circuit.theres plenty of pieces to it.Relays for it can be swapped too.

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Re: reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby cvonsoosten » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:05 pm

Thanks for the reply. Kinda of what I thought. Not knowing the history of Gold Wings, just thought I would post to see if this was a problem that has been seen before. Again, thank you.

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Re: reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:33 pm

I'm not saying I've seen this before.im playing with a 1500.A different beast.
This is just a suggestion on where to start.

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Re: reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby 93aspy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:33 pm

A fairly common problem on the 1800's... More than likely the switch itself... The old grease congeals and prohibits the switch from working properly... You can try spraying a good electrical contact cleaner into the switch - this may work... Best to split the switch cluster to get into the switch itself... The best fix is to disassemble the switch and clean it well and relube - there are articles on doing this - one of those links is shown below...

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch

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Re: reverse problems 2006 gold wing

Postby mbuesing » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:40 am

93aspy wrote:A fairly common problem on the 1800's... More than likely the switch itself... The old grease congeals and prohibits the switch from working properly... You can try spraying a good electrical contact cleaner into the switch - this may work... Best to split the switch cluster to get into the switch itself... The best fix is to disassemble the switch and clean it well and relube - there are articles on doing this - one of those links is shown below...

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch

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Agree. this is the first place I'd look.


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