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Thanks, Ken. Is the one on the front just for the injection, then? Two on the cam for ignition? My reading is very incomplete. Getting rid of the waste spark might help smooth the idle.
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There are millions of engines using the wasted spark method that idle smoothly.
If you have an idle problem I'd look elsewhere.

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Thanks, Ken. Is the one on the front just for the injection, then? Two on the cam for ignition? My reading is very incomplete. Getting rid of the waste spark might help smooth the idle.
Won't make a bit of difference since the wasted spark is near the top of the exhaust stroke, no burnable mixture in the cylinder at that time.

The non EFI four cylinder 'Wings have had problems with failing pulser coils as well. The normal symptom is the engine shutting off when it gets warm and not restarting until it cools down. One of the tests is similar to what Sparky mentioned. I've used a heat gun and watched the resistance of the coil as it heated up as a diagnostic. I don't think I've seen one that would open up from the heat of a hand, it seemed to take a bit more heating than that on the two bikes I worked on in my shop with pulser failure.

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hey sparky, you mentioned that the pulse sensor for a 1500 would fit, but my question is....did you have to cut one of the pulse sensors off making it a single sensor. the reason I ask this is I have a chance to pick up an 86 GL1200 SEi that has a bad crank sensor for $500 bucks. with the way you did yours, would it work the same if I did it to mine if I couldn't find an OEM 1200 crank sensor?


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hey sparky, you mentioned that the pulse sensor for a 1500 would fit, but my question is....did you have to cut one of the pulse sensors off making it a single sensor. the reason I ask this is I have a chance to pick up an 86 GL1200 SEi that has a bad crank sensor for $500 bucks. with the way you did yours, would it work the same if I did it to mine if I couldn't find an OEM 1200 crank sensor?


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Do what I did buy the pulse generators for a 1200 carbed . They will fit like the orginal one for the FIs you just have to change the plug end . I just pulled out the wires and and just used the two you'll need and tape up the other two . I install both top and bottom just like the carbeds . Only one will work and the other will just be there . If it goes bad you will only have to switch the wires around on the plug instead having to romove the rad and drain coolant . I did this on my newly aqired LTD. Runs like a top now

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thank you rightwinger. i appreciate your response to my question. when i get this bike today i'll start making up a list of what has to be done to it. here are a few pics of it as it sits right now.

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let the games begin!!!

well a friend of mine and i went to pick up my new motorcycle yesterday. it took me and 3 other guys to roll it onto the trailer. this bike is HEAVY. its got some weight to it i can tell you that much lol. of course when i got it home the first thing i had to do was purchase a new battery. i had to leave it on my battery tender all night to charge it up before i can connect it to the bike, so i don't know if its fully charged yet. next thing to work on after i get it started up will be the rear brakes. for some reason the rear brake it locked up. i suppose i'll have to rebuild the brake caliper, then get new timing belts because when i spoke to the old owner on the phone, he could not tell me when they were replaced before. i'll keep ya's posted on my progress. here is a pic of what my new wing looks like right now as it sits.
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ok, new battery in, had to put some fuel in the tank because it was bone dry, turn the key and all the lights and gauges lit up, and when i went to try to start it, it cranked but didn't fire up. the PO told me that when he put the bike on his diagnostic machine, it read bad crank sensor, now my question is this......can the bad crank sensor keep the bike from starting up?

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so im looking at the crank sensor, following the wires looking for where its supposed to be connected, and its not even connected to anything. does anyone know where this thing is supposed to be connected at? i cant find the other end of this connector. as far as i can see, the wire runs thru the front engine case via a rubber grommet and up the left side and into an area thats in the left side of the fairing and connects somewhere up inside the fairing wiring but i cant find the other end of the connector.

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