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I have a 1986 goldwing interstate in theis hot weather it starts up and runs thentheingniton quits but it will start up again. Then going down the road it turns off again and then it does not want to start for 5 to 10 minutes. does anyone have any ideas.
 

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A couple of other members has had this same problem lately. For them, it was the ignition pulse units. You may want to do a search to find testing ideas.
 

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It does sound like a pulser problem. These are the little units located under the timing belt covers next to the trigger wheel on the crankshaft pulley.
 

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I have a 1986 goldwing interstate in theis hot weather it starts up and runs thentheingniton quits but it will start up again. Then going down the road it turns off again and then it does not want to start for 5 to 10 minutes. does anyone have any ideas.
skinikin, your problem could be about anything, but the pulse coils would top the list..

Probably the place to start is to rig up a test light or voltmeter to monitor the ign coils supply voltage.. Then when it quits see if you are still getting full power TO the coils.. If so, then also carry a spare spark plug with the electrode gap opened to 3/16",, install that plug in one of the plug wires (leave the original plug in the head) & crank the engine over.. If you have power TO the coils,, but no spark then suspect pulse coils.. IF, you have NO power to the coils suspect a bad connection or failing ignition switch (somewhat common on the older Wings).. If you have power to the coils & spark then suspect a fuel system related problem..



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The pulse generators are located under the timing belts on an 86.. FYI, you should perform the inspection that Twisty suggested, and also pull the timing belt covers and inspect for any indications of the belts fraying under the sensor of each generator. I've found that powdered rubber insulates the magnetic pulse if the belts are deteriorating. Also, look for acorroded harnessconnection to each one.
 

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Also consider the ignition switch. If everything goes dead the ignition could be faulty, but if just the engine cuts out then pulse gennys are a common culprit.
 

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It was the pluse generators
Better late than never. Thanks for updating your post. Someone will benefit from this.:claps:
 
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