Ignition problem


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
Post Reply
rtwing
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Location: Quakertown, Pa.
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000

Ignition problem

Post by rtwing »



My starter was spinning without turning the engine over. So i bypassed the Ballast resistor and kick started it as per Randakks blog. Worked fine, but after a few minutes of running the bypass connection became disconnected. There was a spark at the dislodged connection, the bike stalled and now nothing. Won’t start or even try to start when I kick it. What happened ? What blew when that bypass connection arked?


User avatar
Maz
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 4:43 am
Location: Kent, UK
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000K1
1976 CB500T
1979 CB750L
1990 Yamaha FJ1200
1993 Suzuki GS500E

Re: Ignition problem

Post by Maz »

Have you checked the main fuse?
Maz
Ironically, Common Sense is the LEAST common of all senses!
rtwing
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Location: Quakertown, Pa.
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000

Re: Ignition problem

Post by rtwing »

Yes. First thing I checked. "Always check the easiest things first".
kndw
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:56 am
Location: Driebergen, Utrecht
Motorcycle: 1976 GL1000 Gran' Luxe

Re: Ignition problem

Post by kndw »

If there is no life whatsoever, when you turn the ignition switch to on, and the main fuse is okay, it may be that the battery failed. Have you tested the battery?
rtwing
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Location: Quakertown, Pa.
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000

Re: Ignition problem

Post by rtwing »

Problem solved. Some dumbass :roll: reversed two wires when reassembling the coil.


Post Reply