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Harryotransport
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No ignition

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Hi folks .had no ignition then noticed negative earth unsecured as bolt was slack .and also noticed 10amp fuse was blown in main fuse box the 1st one from the right acc 10amp replaced with spare fuse in fuse box lid..got ignition press start button heard a click from underneath seat area .now no ignition .battery 12.85 volts



Harryotransport
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Engine rotates but no spark.

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Ignition still not working may have hang of photography

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Harryotransport
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No ignition working

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Yes ignition working.now when press start button nothing happens no clicks ,murmur,lights working and dont cut out or go dim when press start button.any suggestions good folks..ive noticed tinfoil working great at getting rid of pitted rust on chrome etc etc.thanks for all the great hints and tips ive had past ,present and not forgetting back to the future

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winguyjo
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Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
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wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: No ignition working

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i would start by spraying some electrical contact cleaner or similar inside the start button area. this MIGHT get you a few starts, but it sounds more likely that you will have to actually remove and do a more thorough cleaning job in there.

Harryotransport
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Re: No ignition working

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It was a bad main earth i dont have correct battery for bike so using battery and jump leads.when i press start it slowly turns over for 1 second .and the part where main fuse goes to clicks loudly.and positive and negative jump cables go warm.also removed the regulator/rectifier unit and symptoms remain same ..lots of help needed many thanks

Harryotransport
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Re: No ignition working

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Also no power going to parking 5amp fuse ..fuse ok .when i put multimeter on it counter remains at 000 thow a minus sign appears to the left of 000

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winguyjo
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Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

Re: No ignition

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on my multimeter, a (-) sign when testing for voltage simply means that the test leads are reversed, and no harm done.

on my various 'wings i fumbled around endlessly with a (half-dead) car battery and jumper leads. when i started shelling out for a new battery for each new project, a lot of electrical problems vanished.



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