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Okay, it looks like I need to replace the dogbone fuse and connector to the 5 wires leading away from the fuse assembly. Honda no longer makes this part, and on the other thread, some folks were talking about replacing the dog bone fuse anyway. Can you great and kind people help me out here with a little advise? thanks.

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There is plenty about replacing the fuse here if you do a search you can also find lots of info on the subject
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Tricky has the right answer. I've done this on my 84 aspy and it's the best way to fix it! Much better this way! Another one of Honda's mistakes when building the 1200.

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Tricky has the right answer. I've done this on my 84 aspy and it's the best way to fix it! Much better this way! Another one of Honda's mistakes when building the 1200.
I am not seeing "How To" instructions though, just to do it. I don't know what to do with all the wires, there are 5 of them.

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OK, buy a fuse holder you like, 30 AMP..either cylinder/can type or plug type, attach eyelets to each end of the fuse socket wires that match the screws where the dog bone is attached, remove the dog bone and screw it on that's it. Well, fold it up so it fits in somehow.

This is for a 1100..and just the dog bone..5 wires???????

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I went to the old bike barn and put a completely new solenoid on mine It looked pretty much the same as yours. I just removed the blades from the old solenoid one at a time, cleaned it up and replaced it in the corresponding slot on the new one. you'll need a small flat screwdriver, pick, or like tool to remove the blade from the old one by releasing the latch mechanism in the plug itself. Sounds a lot tougher than it really is. That way you are rid of all the burnt material on the old solenoid. If any of the wires are fried on the ends you will need to cut and replace the bad wire and connector. You will also need a longer battery cable than the one that comes with the new solinoid but if your old one is good you can just reuse it. Good luck, Joe

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Tricky has the right answer. I've done this on my 84 aspy and it's the best way to fix it! Much better this way! Another one of Honda's mistakes when building the 1200.
I am not seeing "How To" instructions though, just to do it. I don't know what to do with all the wires, there are 5 of them.
There are 4 wires. if you include the heavy red wire from the battery there are 5.

If that block is burnt, completely remove it

The red and red/White connect together and go to one end of a 30 amp auto fuse.

The Green/Red & Yellow/red connect to the starter solenoid doesnt matter which wire goes to which spade.

If the wires are burnt you can cut them further up where they are clean, add some extra wire of the same gauge and add some heat shrink tubing. just identify which wire is which when you tape them up.

Before



After

I added a 1/4 inch to one end of the 30 amp fuse holder and connected it to where the battery cable supplies power to the solenoid

When finished it will look similar to this:


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what i did on mine was to get two small pieces of wire about 3inch long put a small ring tab and spade on each wire and attached a spade fuse, never had a problem since

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Tricky: If I didn't know better I'd say you took a picture of my bike for that post. Its exactly what mine looks like. I guess when I did mine years ago we were on the same wave length. I got this info from a guy in Ohio about five years ago. A GWRRA member that worked on old wings from way back. Great minds think alike!

4evermetric, Just follow what Tricky said and you will not have any more problems with that again.

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