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by octane94
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

The problem was definitely the battery. I got a new battery and installed it, and the bike has been perfect since. The old battery I had sitting on the bench. I put my meter on the battery this afternoon and measured it and it was at 0 volts. I left my meter on the battery terminals, then gave the b...
by octane94
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

I think I've found the problem!!!!!! I started whacking around on things with the handle of a screwdriver, and when I hit the battery, everything turned back on! I took my meter and measured the battery then, and got 11.42 volts. I took the battery out of the bike and measured it, and it was 12.11 v...
by octane94
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

OK I went to Harbor Freight and got a meter. I turned the bike on, started it, shut it down. Turned it on, started it, shut it down. I must have done this 20 times, and finally got it to die again. So now the bike is sitting with no power again. I think I'm doing something wrong. I read some instruc...
by octane94
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

jeffk wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:15 am
Sounds to me like your starter button is shorting. If everything is good until you hit that start switch I would start there. You will need a wiring diagram. Clymer manual or here on this site.
But why would the starter button make EVERYTHING die? Headlight, dash lights, everything?
by octane94
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

It happened again this morning! I got on the bike, switched it on, hit the starter, and everything went dead. Out of pure frustration, I got off the bike and kicked it, and wouldn't you know, it came back to life! Now I'm totally confused. I'm going to go buy a multimeter today. What should I be mea...
by octane94
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 204
Views: 36557

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Well I am a current Goldwing owner who will not be buying this new bike! First off I can't afford a bike that costs as much as a decent new car, and second, I can't stand all the electronic doo-dads. Just let me ride my bike and enjoy the road!

I do wish I had music on my GL1000 sometimes though.
by octane94
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: Strange electrical problem

if it still has the OEM dog bone fuse, and it is open, O'Reilly's Auto has them in stock, at least at my local store. They are Labeled HONDA and in a clear plastic covered pack. Any Honda dealer should have them in stock. Or the best to do is to replace it with a modern blade fuse holder. Yes, I sh...
by octane94
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: I Cut The CORD!!!!! Best $35 spent! BT-S2 1000m Bluetooth Headset Review
Replies: 75
Views: 11344

Re: I Cut The CORD!!!!! Best $35 spent! BT-S2 1000m Bluetooth Headset Review

So obviously there's no stereo on my GL1000. Can I use this to play music from my phone or something?
by octane94
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 63
Views: 2775

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

I used to think it was the rider's right to choose. But when my younger brother crashed his GPZ with no helmet and left his family with no wife, father, income or insurance and I saw the devestation that caused, I decided that sometimes when someone is as STUPID as to ride without one, perhaps someo...
by octane94
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Strange electrical problem

I have a strange problem with my 1977 GL1000. I have had this motorcycle for about 15 years and outside of regular maintenance, it's never given me any problems. I'm not that great with electrics, so this one is puzzling me. The bike will be running just fine, no problem at all. I shut it down, no i...