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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 07:34 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arnold, Missouri, USA
Year: 2010
Make: Honda Goldwing
Model: GL1800-Made in USA
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 08:53 PM
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Location: Virden, Illinois, USA
Year: 1982
Make: Goldwing
Model: Interstate
Posts: 22
Hello from Illinois and welcome,hope you enjoy your trip around Lake Superior,I did in 1992.
I had a 1978 that gave me a lot of problems running properly till I changed it over to electronic ignition,the alternator went south at 40,000 miles.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 07:00 PM
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Location: LaCenter, WA. USA
Year: 1987
Make: Honda
Model: 1200 Interstate
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Honda electrical

My experience with my 2 Honda's electrical. First my 1987 Wing had a burnt connector where the 3 yellow wires meet the rectifier wires. I cut out connector and soldered the wires.. My 1999 Honda Tourer (VT1100T) was my first experience with the same burnt connector. On this bike I later replaced the regulator with one from Rick's. I have put amp gauges on both of these bikes so I can actually see what is happening. I check the output accuracy of what the gauge shows and my good volt ohm meter occasionally. This may not be the best way to deal with Honda electrical issue.... and if not others here will tell us their experience..not advice. I like that.

1987 Goldwing Interstate.
1999 Honda VT1100T Tourer.
12-7-1974 sober date.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Location: Near Green Bay, WI
Year: 1978
Make: Honda
Model: GL1000
Posts: 7
Good idea. Thanks


Iíve also had trouble with bad connectors and cut them out and soldered the connections. Excellent way to solve some problems. And, like you, Iíve installed voltmeters on my touring bikes. I had a stator quit on me when I was in New Hampshire and I live in Wisconsin. This was before the voltmeter so I had no idea of a pending problem. I got home by picking up a new battery at Walmart, bungee corded it onto the passenger floorboard and using a set of jumper wires. Rode almost 2000 miles that way.
Thank you for your help and suggestions. I appreciate all the advice.

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1986 Suzuki Cavalcade
1977 Triumph 750 Bonneville
1967 Triumph Mountain Cub
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 10:00 AM
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Model: Audio Comfort
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Welcome Wirelic, glad to have you among friends

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