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post #21 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 06:13 AM
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all gw's should disengage cruise when you pull the clutch or hit the brakes,could be one switch to not functioning correctly

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Yes, pulling in the clutch should disengage the cruise. I used to have an 85 LTD, which is basically the same, and that is how it worked. Check the micro-switch on the clutch lever. It might be defective or maybe the PO has done some funny things to the wiring.

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Changing the fuse is not an update. It does add wiring and complication, if that's what you are trying for.

The dog-bone fuses are easy to check and very reliable. That's why Honda uses them.

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i would have to say that the dogbone itself is not the problem,but getting rid of them and the resultant wiring removes several normal trouble spots(ie solenoid conn)

and on the road doubt that any auto parts stores etc will have or even know what a dogbone fuse is,i worked in one for 11 years and saw them in a box and no one in the store knew we had them nor even knew what they were

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i would have to say that the dogbone itself is not the problem,but getting rid of them and the resultant wiring removes several normal trouble spots(ie solenoid conn)

and on the road doubt that any auto parts stores etc will have or even know what a dogbone fuse is,i worked in one for 11 years and saw them in a box and no one in the store knew we had them nor even knew what they were

O'Reilly's still carries them today, I just saw some on the fuse rack.
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So, I will be load testing the battery next. Here's what I've done so far:

Corrected the bad connectors by the regulator, made a short ground from the regulator 2 green wires to a cleaned area behind the regulator, ran a 10awg fused wire from the 2 red regulator wires to battery positive.

Results: 14.7vdc at idle...

But there's that intermittent flicker still. I've checked connections all over the bike... When it's cold, it doesn't flicker and the voltage is rock solid until it's ran @ 4Krpm for 20 or so seconds. Then the intermittent flicker starts...

Then later today after a short ride, I parked and turned off the bike then messed around with the compressor and front suspension (different issue...) then started the bike to find voltage output at or below 12vdc... ?... Battery load test is next.
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So, I just came across some interesting info... I tapped on the regulator/rectifier to find that the voltage flickered with every tap... Is this a coincidence or is the regulator failing?
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So I decided to take the air filter out on this new to me SEI to find this...
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Can you say "running rich" ??
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Can you say "running rich" ??

Yea. I've been wondering about a few things on this bike... Now I know. The PO apparently didn't maintain this bike... I've just ordered a new filter and am looking at a regulator rectifier.

That divot you see in the pic appears to be chewed by mice? Idk. I guess it let in enough air.
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