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(I apologize for the blurry pics.)

Howdy! My wife's uncle recently acquired a well-worn GL1200 Interstate. The battery wasn't charging and it was running pig-rich, so he asked me to take care of it (for a modest fee, of course ) I've replaced the stator and gotten the carbs cleaned and adjusted (floats were set waaayyy too high), and I'm getting ready to put everything back together, but the PO left a lot of little surprises I need to deal with first.

Besides the usual nonsense (SAE fasteners forced into/onto metric threads, plastics held on with sheetmetal screws, etc.), there are a lot of things that were left dangling loose after the fairings were painted. The air pump and distribution/proportioning/whatever-it-is valve were just dumped on top of the airbox, under the false tank lid. I've done some searching and apparently it mounts *somewhere* inside the RH fairing, but I've no idea exactly where or how.

Here are 3 electrical components on the right side:



And here are 3 empty mounting tabs (again, sorry about the picture quality):



The rectangular box with the red connector looks like it could go here (square rubber strap behind frame neck):



But there's a similar box on the left side with no obvious mounting place:



Lastly, here's the fusebox:



Everything behind the bullet connector on the brown wire was a mess of tape, twisted wires, and Scotchblocks. Same goes for the green wire on the ground side; I've torn it all out to start over.

I thank you in advance for any tips, suggestions, descriptions, photos, or moral support you can offer to help me get this mess sorted out.

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You're probably asking a lot with pictures all dark and blurred like that. Can you take some better ones and use flash so we can see what's in there?
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Yeah, I need to figure out this new camera...I didn't realize how bad they were until I got home and uploaded them. Bear with me, this topic isn't going anywhere!
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I think you were a little too close when you took the pics. Back away a little and they should come out fine. Backing away will also show the area of the bike better. Once you get the pics done I can take a look on my bike and see if I can take the same pic so you can see how it should look. (as long as I don't have to remove too much. Would also help if you can give brief description of the location.

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pm me your email address and i'll send you some files relevant

if that's an 84 interstate your on your own,sorry

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Well I can tell you that in the first pic, the black rectangular relay with the red connector is supposed to sit in a rubber square shaped holder attached to the frame near the forks aft of the radiator cap.

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wingsam41: that's what I thought, thank you.
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Okay y'all, back with better pics.

Poor naked 'Wing hanging from the rafters (the PO removed the centerstand). The arrow points to the area in question.



Here are the 3 components dangling loose. Wingsam41 has identified where the one at the bottom with the red plug goes; the other 2 are still a mystery.



The 3 empty mounting tabs:



Moving to the left side, here's another box with no obvious home.



Wiring I tore out. The ring terminal circled in red was on the negative terminal of the fusebox. The connector circled in yellow goes to the air pump. All of this wiring has been tampered with and I can't make heads or tails of it.


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Further research suggests that the 2 screw terminals on the fusebox are accessory connectors, and should be empty. That answers a lot of questions.
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A very helpful GWFer has informed me that the Interstate didn't come with the air pump, it was cobbled on by the PO. I've convinced the owner to go without it. Now to find air valves for less than $45/ea
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