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tdm1963a
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No Electrical Power

Post by tdm1963a » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 pm



I have an 86 Goldwing 1200 interstate, I am having the same no electrical power issue. the original poster spoke of an inline 20 amp fuse I am having problems finding it. Is there a chance that anyone has have a more descriptive location to the fuse or does anyone have a picture showing what the part location and what it looks like?
I have a fully charged battery, with the switch on I have power to all fuses in the fuse box on both sides of the fuse. With the switch off I have power to all fuses except the 10 amp fan fuse. I probed the back of the switch pin connector and I had the same results. I am using a test light. I can use a jumper wire to short across the solenoid and the motor will spin I did not spin long enough to start.

Thanks in advance for any help
Terry
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Re: No power at all
Post by Ghostrider52005 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:14 pm

You may have already checked this but there is a second dogbone fuse down line from the one at the battery, serves as a secondary fuse. It might be blown. Look behind the battery deeper toward the inside of the bike and youll find it.
If you mean no power at all no lights no radio no nothing, a lot of 84 I wings were known to have a defective ignition switch. Even a few other models of the 1200 cropped with the same problem.
On the 84 interstate model if your bike falls into the serial number catagory that was affected Honda will still replace it since it was a nation transportation board mandatory safety recall. You can find out by calling Hondas national customer service. Not saying this is your problem but if it is you can probably wiggle and jiggle the key switch and get it to come on again.



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Re: No Electrical Power

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:36 am

tdm1963a wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 pm
I have an 86 Goldwing 1200 interstate, I am having the same no electrical power issue. the original poster spoke of an inline 20 amp fuse I am having problems finding it. Is there a chance that anyone has have a more descriptive location to the fuse or does anyone have a picture showing what the part location and what it looks like?
I have a fully charged battery, with the switch on I have power to all fuses in the fuse box on both sides of the fuse. With the switch off I have power to all fuses except the 10 amp fan fuse. I probed the back of the switch pin connector and I had the same results. I am using a test light. I can use a jumper wire to short across the solenoid and the motor will spin I did not spin long enough to start.

Thanks in advance for any help
Terry
Here is the original post that I am referencing the original poster is no longer active

Re: No power at all
Post by Ghostrider52005 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:14 pm

You may have already checked this but there is a second dogbone fuse down line from the one at the battery, serves as a secondary fuse. It might be blown. Look behind the battery deeper toward the inside of the bike and youll find it. … etc …
There is the 30 amp dogbane fuse in the holder made atop the start solenoid, unless someone has substituted a inline fuse holder to bypass it like I did on my 1200 (I used a inline HD 30 amp glass type fuse holder with 12 ga pigtails and ring terminals in place of dogbane) … and there are the fuses in the fuse box … and a radio & clock memory related 7.5amp fuse in left fairing down under the pocket.
That short 30 amp dogbone fuse was mounted rigidly to a block of plastic with two screws in a location that heated and cooled with rides jusrt from engine heat, different expansion rates often caused it to crack, not blow, just crack, and then when hot, it didn't make contact across the crack, but when it cooled it often did. There is no "second" dogbone fuse unless someone added it. If you were going to back up a 30 amp OEM with a 20 amp, why?

I don't understand what you think is a problem. The fan is supposed to cut off when you turn the ignition to off.
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Re: No Electrical Power

Post by tdm1963a » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:26 pm

Yes I understand that the fan is supposed to cut off with the key off. My issue is that the dog bone is not damaged, the battery has full charge, no electric power to the instrument panel. Saw the post that said there was a secondary fuse and I was unable to find it. I have ordered a replacement solenoid that has the newer fuse in place of the dog bone fuse. Hopefully it will fix the problem.

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Re: No Electrical Power

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:54 pm

tdm1963a wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Yes I understand that the fan is supposed to cut off with the key off. My issue is that the dog bone is not damaged, the battery has full charge, no electric power to the instrument panel. Saw the post that said there was a secondary fuse and I was unable to find it. I have ordered a replacement solenoid that has the newer fuse in place of the dog bone fuse. Hopefully it will fix the problem.
You neglected to put that in you query. While you wait for that part, you could pull the instrument set and check the connectors.
If you get power to the fuse box, your problem ain't that fuse holder or the dogbone 30 amp fuse. With engine not running, all battery power goes through that fuse. That's why some have shut the bike off at a stop and found NO power when wanting to start as the dogbone fuze was cracked, but when cooled, made enough contact to let them start.


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