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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question GL1000 won't start. blocks up, help!!!

Alright guys, so my dad was neglectful. I have almost no "real" mechanical knowledge. And I jumped in waaaaay over my head with a 75 1000 I got for the prjce of tires basically.

Problem is, it doesnt start.

I think ive got it narrowed down to spark finally, after tearing it down to the frame. Brand new battery, clean and vaccuim gauge set carbs, new lines, 3.7 liters of brand new 10w50 sae oil. New 30 am blade fuse to replace the BURNT (not just blown, but black and crusty) dogbone fuse.

Im trying to UNrat-screw this bike. I can look at it and tell im already in love with it. So it want it to look good, run good, and be correct.

Which brings us back to the problem: I domt know what the heck im doing, now getting into the guts of the electrical system.

I THINK its something to do with the coils, but I dont know how to test them (yes I know volt/ohmmeter, but thats it). Dont know where im supposed to be touching or which setting or anything. Im totally lost without a paddle here.
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Welcome to the forum, Josh.

I'm a little confused. Have you had the bike running, and then it quit?
When you check for spark, is it not getting spark on either side? If you're not getting spark on either side then it's probably farther up the line than the coils. Might be as simple as a dirty kill switch, but the 'lec-trick wizards will need to know more.

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Be advised the original bike utilized points and condensers. Remove the rear cover on the left head (as you're sitting on it) and see if the points are still there, or been replaced by a reluctor and pick up coils.

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+ 1 on pts and condensers also how long did the bike sit is it getting fuel, carbs could be gummed up, give some history on bike please and welcome to the forum

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Step 2. Admit ignorance and ask for help.
Step 3. Listen. Learn. Read.
Step 4. Follow directions exactly.

ANYWAY..behind the left front of the tank shelter cover is a wire bundle. there is a small bundle going to the coils. in that bundle is a pair of black wires with white tracers. that wire should have 12v with the key and kill switch in the run position. once you have that, check for 12v at the points. If so, Adjust them properly from the manual you just downloaded. it should run.

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Originally Posted by Goldwingjosh View Post
Alright guys, so my dad was neglectful. I have almost no "real" mechanical knowledge. And I jumped in waaaaay over my head with a 75 1000 I got for the prjce of tires basically.
Seems like most older Wings need some TLC so situation is about normal Don't know anything about your bike but rely heavily on the forum guru's and there help can guide you thru pretty much anything.

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If you would put where you live in your profile, Texas is a big place, you might have a goldwing guru next door.

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