Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, Texas, USA
Model: 1982 GL1100I (Sold); 2012 GL1800 VII
Hi Lew, the Honda manual shows the Pulse Generator being removed before the Engine Rear Cover can be removed.Using the terms in the picture, what was disassembled and what was left untouched.
Have you tried swapping the Blue and Yellow wires on the coils yet?
Ifyou have a timing light (induction style pick-up is easiest to use) your manual should show you how to check the ignition timing. (Not to be confused with the valve timing) Clip onto either plug wire 1 or 2 and the light should fire at the F1 mark, if you clip on plug wire 3 or 4 the light should fire at the F2 mark. Please understand that the ignition timing on the GW engine is not adjustable like an automobile engine. If the timing is off then something is amiss that will have to be found and corrected.
I am sorry this looks like the shotgun effect but until we separate the things that currently work from those that do not, it's all guessing.This problem is not insurmountable, and with your hands and eyes and the people on the forum helping, the problem will be solved and we will all learn something new.
2004 GL1800A Sold
1982 GL1100I Sold
1975 GL1000 Sold
1974 CB450 Sold