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I have a chance to look at a 85 1200. I am a 1000 1100 guy so I have limited knowledge on he 12's. Anyway I remeber there has been an issue with the stators on the 12's and that when fixed by the dealer they marked the bikes..an "X"??? someplace is that correct and if so where??? Second if it has not been fixed is Honda still honoring that warranty/recall fix?

I am going to see the bike in two hours so time is short to get an answer.

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I would be surprised if Honda would still honor the warranty/recall on a 25-year old bike. I did the Poorboy conversion on mine about two years ago and it's still going strong.



A quick way to verify if the stator is charging is to check the voltage across the battery terminals while increasing the RPM to about 3000. The voltage should rise with an increase in RPM (a minimum of 13 volts at 3000 RPM would be a good indication).



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SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: MSN 5012/2
Bulletin Sequence Number: 001
Date of Bulletin:Mar 1990
NHTSA Item Number: SB012288
Make: HONDA MOTORCYCLE
Model: GL1200
Year: 1985
Component: MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION TO DEALERS
Summary:
STATOR WARRANTY EXTENSION-WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR STATOR REPLACEMENT ON ALL
GL1200S EXTENDED TO FOUR YEARS FROM ORIGINAL

DATE OF PURCHASE (ORIGINAL OWNER ONLY)
-OWNERS OF GL1200S HAVE BEEN SENT LETTER TELLING THEM TO CONTACT
DEALER IF THEY EXPERIENCE LOW CHARGING OUTPUT RESULTING IN DISCHARGED
BATTERY-CHECK ACG COUPLER FIRST AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY-COUPLER REPAIR
NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY EXTENSION IT IS COVERED BY NORMAL TWO YEAR
WARRANTY-ALL 1984-87 HONDA GL1200 MOTORCYCLES
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SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: GL1200 #16R
Replacement Service Bulletin Number: GL1200 #16
Bulletin Sequence Number: 018
Date of Bulletin:Nov 1989
NHTSA Item Number: SB010496
Make: HONDA MOTORCYCLE
Model: GL1200
Year: 1985
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
1984-1987 GL1200 STATOR WARRANTY EXTENSION-DISCHARGED BATTERY COULD BE
RESULT OFLOW OR NO OUTPUT FROM STATOR-FOR ANY GL1200 THAT HAS DISCHARGED
BATTERY, INSPECTSTATOR & ITS COUPLER ACCORDING TO PROCEDURES-WARRANTY
COVERAGE FOR REPLACEMENT OF FAILED STATOR ON GL1200S EXTENDED TO FOUR YEARS
FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASETO ORIGINAL PURCHASER-ALL HONDA MOTORCYCLE
DEALERS GM
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THANKS GUYS THAT'S WHAT i NEEDED..ONE OTHER QUESTIONS RE THE "x"/ marking ON THE ONES THAT WENT THROUGH THE RECALL FIX..was there one???
 

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I read that many that were 'fixed' still had failure rates so be prepared to do more at so point. The alt conversion is the way to go.
 

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I replaced my 1200s stator in 1997 at 37,000 miles with a Honda warrantied for life stator. The lifetime warrantied stator has ablue colored band around the three stator wires there on the outside at the exit from the rubber plug.


I did replace where the original owner had donme a crude soldering job to bypass a very fried connector in front of the battery and I ran three new 12 ga yellow wires from my new connection up to the reg/rec unit and hardwired that connection. Mine has had no further issues.
 

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Hey RB....how'd it go with the 1200?......:thumbsup: or :thumbsdown:
 

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I was supposed to meet the guy at 10..he never showed up and hasn't returned my calls..FLAKE?? Or he had accidental??? on the way to meet me..hope not.

Let you know if he turns up
 
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