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by RedFlash
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 LTD will not run.
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: 1985 GL1200 LTD will not run.

I have the same problem on my '85, fires, until you let the starter button off. Only changed the solenoid for the new, improved one, no wires moved, all are as original in the connector on top, and the battery and starter wires. Worked fine before solenoid change. The old one had the melted down 30A...
by RedFlash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

The markings are cast in the plastic housing, but still could be back-asswards
by RedFlash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

I guess we'll find out tomorrow!
by RedFlash
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

Yes, the solenoid main connections arearked "B" for battery, and "M" for motor and are connected as such. I understand if they were reversed how this might go, but it was pretty easy to follow along with, unless the part is mis-marked.
by RedFlash
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

Yeah, the one that fried was round, the new one was square. Doc is coming over to help me with it tonight. And for clarification, "oaf" is not a derogatory term for Doc, more of a term of endearment, he is a much respected, biker brother and friend ;) He's just a big boy, I wouldn't wanna have pisse...
by RedFlash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

for further information, the replacement solenoid was a HONDA part, the only difference, allegedly, is the main fuse, is a bar type, instead of the usual plastic one in a holder. I expect the part to be a direct and wired the same, replacement. This was according to the dealer....
by RedFlash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: 1985 1200 LTD Starting problem

Hi, Tim here, if Doc wasn't such a big oaf, I call him a sweetie, along with our friend, Tom, who did this for us. Super kind of them to think of this for us, I used to ride an '03 Valkyrie that did something similar, main fuse melted down on the way to Maine, had to repair it on the road, no soleno...
by RedFlash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '85 Fi 1200 Wing, only runs with starter engaged
Replies: 2
Views: 256

'85 Fi 1200 Wing, only runs with starter engaged

Changed solenoid, reset TPS, still no idle, just runs with started engaged. Once released, it quits. Any suggestions?