Battery dies


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freddyc481
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Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:53 pm



So I have a 1985 gl1200 and my battery dies after I turn on the switch after a few minutes I've replaced the solenoid checked all the fuses and checked wireing from battery to switch and replaced some and still dies ....cleaned the ignition switch of all corrosion and lasted alittle longer but still same end result any tip or pointers would really help....



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Maz
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Re: Battery dies

Post by Maz » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:40 am

Sounds like your battery has given up. Is the charging system working? If so, time for a new battery.
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freddyc481
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Re: Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:21 pm

The battery hold a charge of 14.3 when I re charge... it only dies when I try to start it everything comes on for about 3 to 5 minutes and won't turn over at all .

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Re: Battery dies

Post by alanc1100 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:40 pm

When did this start happening? How well do you know the bike?

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Re: Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:08 pm

It was gift from my uncle but he said that it might need some work... And I like the challenge honestly it's got great potential. I'd like to see it run again he took me riding when I was alittle younger on it.

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Re: Battery dies

Post by alanc1100 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:32 pm

That’s great. All of us love our wings. The reason I asked is that in order to help you, we need details. If you buy yourself a shop manual and read through it and look up those items you are not familiar with, it will help you and us to provide advice. Also, we LOVE pics. So, when asking about an item, take a pic and show us. Good luck.

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Re: Battery dies

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:14 am

Take the battery out, charge it up and take it to your local auto parts store to have it load-tested. I think you'll find it's bad....
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Re: Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:39 am

Will do...and keep y'all informed. Thanks for your help

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Re: Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:16 pm

Ok y'all I've got the new battery the old one was bad thanks for the help their ...but now everything light up like it should....but won't turn over not even try to....starter right ?

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Re: Battery dies

Post by freddyc481 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:03 pm

Or maybe the rectifier?

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Re: Battery dies

Post by CrystalPistol » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:25 am

freddyc481 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Ok y'all I've got the new battery the old one was bad thanks for the help their ...but now everything light up like it should....but won't turn over not even try to....starter right ?
Or maybe a bad solenoid there beside the battery.
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Re: Battery dies

Post by julimike54 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:55 am

Or hydrolocked, remove plugs and try to get the starter to turn it over....


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