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Backofthepackjack
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200

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Hi everyone, I bought a 1200 gold wing aspencade a couple of months ago and I have been fixing it up whenever I have a spare moment and I have not yet road it and I am not familiar with the operation of this motorcycle yet. Im doing or have done new tires,, new wheel bearings, new throttle cables, new fuel filter, timing belts, new coolant, new air filter, new battery, oil&filter.
Anyhow I was buttoning stuff up from the timing belt change and rad install and it was time to fire it up and check things out and my new agm battery was sick I had installed a week or so before so I put the charger on last night and when I took it off today I noticed my cb was on. for the life of me I cannot shut it off. not by buttons or the key. Im not sure how to operate it and cannot find any thing in the operators manual or clymers. id be happy to to be able to just take the fuse out for now if I knew which one, or turn the proper knob lol. Anybody had this issue before? TIA.



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oldishwinger
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

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its been a while since i used an OEM cb but from memory the volume knob is push on and push off its either that or it turns all the way to the left and clicks either way, though, the key should turn it off also, but only in the off position. if you are inadvertently leaving the key in the acc position, things like radios, cbs etc will remain on.

if the off/volume button isnt working, and the cb is still on when the key is in the off position, then the cb has a problem that could easily be the battery problem.

at the back of the cb there is red wire and and red/white wire. the red wire, in continually powered even with the key off, it has a parasite draw from the battery. the red and white wire is only on when the key is either in acc or on and this allows the cb to operate these disconnected will disable the cb.

I'm sorry I'm not sure which fuse is for the cb, but anyway I hope this helps a little

good luck

Backofthepackjack
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Thank you,I think ill disconnect the memory wire which is not ked when I get a chance so at least when the key is off, no battery drain. Ill leave the keyed one hooked up for now to see if it works at all if not ill disconnect it as well, I think the cb must be on its way out, Im starting to reassemble the bike and don't want to be slowed up by a minor glitch so many thanks for the tip

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oldishwinger
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Backofthepackjack wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:56 pm
Thank you,I think ill disconnect the memory wire which is not ked when I get a chance so at least when the key is off, no battery drain. Ill leave the keyed one hooked up for now to see if it works at all if not ill disconnect it as well, I think the cb must be on its way out, Im starting to reassemble the bike and don't want to be slowed up by a minor glitch so many thanks for the tip
best of luck with project sounds great



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