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I have a 1986 interstate with a strange problem. it appears to be a miss at first. the tach will rev up but will drop back 1000 rpms consistantly as it accellerates. the bike bucks as you ride it up the road and will eventually blow the ignition fuse. it is as if you are flipping the kill switch on and off. the lights flicker when this occurs. the miss is consistant and does not vary in reptition. It is as if there is a consistant power surge that nearly blows the fuse alternating every other second. does anybody know of such a problem? I know that the battery is good and the bike is charging normally.

Ignition fuse blows. lights flicker with miss but that fuse does not blow. Spark plugs are new. connections look tight. I do need to check the ground wire but I am suspicious of a cdi box melting down. anybody had this problem before? thanks. mm
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Sounds like the circuit that blows is drawing off the current needed to run the ignition system. A thorough examinations or visual inspection of the relays and terminal ends is in order. Unplug what you can and look for corroded wires and terminal ends, pinched wires, etc. The bike is old, I’d be looking for corrode wire ends and connector, especially the heavier gauge wire and relays. Focus on all the relays near the battery. This will be a start.

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Something is shorting out and blowing the ignition fuse obviously. If you have a manual go to the electrical section and check every circuit that runs off that fuse. The short is causing the lights to flicker because it's taking power away from everything when the short happens. It could be a shorted coil or ignition module.

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I was playing around with the goldwing today and I noticed the voltage regulator was hot to the touch. I unplugged the regulator and started the bike and the voltage spike went away entirely. Regulator or the dreaded stator? thanks for previous replies. any other input would be greatly appreciated. bike is charging and putting out proper voltage.
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