My '87 1200 died yesterday....


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tapemeasureman
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My '87 1200 died yesterday....

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The connector for the starter relay / fuse melted. Was able to wiggle the wires and it limped home. My question is, would you replace w stock connector again? Or a universal inline fuse ? Im frankly leaning towards an in line, universal blade fuse, any thoughts on this ?


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Re: My '87 1200 died yesterday....

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Had the same issue, had the connections cut, and recrimped, he also used a small torch to heat shrink
To weather proof, amperage is higher and so isn't the gas mileage
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Re: My '87 1200 died yesterday....

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As it works out I found a new solenoid, connecter, and wires on ebay for like $9. Its supposed to be delivered today I think. I also think the factory configuration with the dog bone fuse is a poor design, the new one has an updated blade type fuse. Ill leave this post open until I have the new in, so I can add any further notes on the replacement. thanx for your input.
Just because you are paranoid, doesnt mean they arent out to get you. :shock:
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