Power issues on gl1100


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Rdcf
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Power issues on gl1100

Post by Rdcf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:46 pm



I have an 82 gl1100 I just replaced the starting solenoid on it. I have power to the acc on the ignition switch but when I click it to the p I lose all power. What do I do



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Re: Power issues on gl1100

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 pm

With a test light attached to the frame for a ground..Turn on the key and start following for the volts(or lack thereof)
Start at the battery post...then to the 2 red wires on the solenoid(they feed the ignition switch and regulator.
It's possible the solenoid you replaced is wired different than the OEM.
The 2 red wires bond together in the solenoid and pass through the 30 amp fuse and up to the battery cable post.

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