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icwingman
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gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by icwingman » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:04 pm



Rats ate up my wiring living in front under aie vents, some wire are eaten others have insulation stripped back, it there hope of me rewiring this project, all plastic is off bike. can i resolder heat shrink wrap and start this project. the main lower harness has the most problems. Can u buy a new harness and where from, approx cost if known. can this be done without dropping the motor, thanks



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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by keithg64 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:09 pm

If you have not completed this job yet. Yes you can solder and heat shrink. A new wire harness could be next to impossible.
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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:41 pm

A new harness is over $1200, I could do a lot of fixing for that.

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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by icwingman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:22 pm

im in fl so waiting for a few cool nights to start this project. will probably resolder and shrink wrap , hope for the best.

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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by bstig60 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm

Here's the part number. Do a search on EBay. https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda ... 6d0588569d
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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:13 pm

icwingman wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:04 pm
Can u buy a new harness and where from, approx cost if known. can this be done without dropping the motor, thanks
Yes ... it can all be done without removing the engine. As for a proper repair ... most professional shops will replace the harness. The reason comes down to liability. If it were being done under warrantee, Honda would insist on a new harness. Back in the 60's and 70's everything was 12v, however now a days, many of those wires are considered data links and run off low voltage, and any small amount of resistance in a particular circuit, might cause running/stalling issues.

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Re: gl1800 not starting no spark

Post by bstig60 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:39 pm

IMHO, if you want a proper running bike that you can depend on, Replace the wiring harness... It's possible to find one on EBay or at a MC Salvage Yard.....


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