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finally got my gl1100 carbs mostly straightened out. it was the pilot jets.

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i was installing a new stereo on it and the wires touched doh! and no more voltage anymore. both the ignition and constant are not powered anymore. i checked the fuse box under the tank and there all fine. the wires arced and that was it...the wires are not burnt either.

is there another fuse junction or box and where? i would just run a new hot wire but the stereo doesnt fully power down when turned off.

anyone?

thanks in advance
 

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You have the 30 amp main fuse near the starter solenoid down next to the battery to check. Where are you pulling the power from for the new radio and how is it mounted? The more info you provide the easier it is to diagnose the problem.
 

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i cut the wires going into the box on the right hand side under the locked compartment. its the box for the original radio. i used the green wire for ground. red and black wires for ignition and 12v. the red and black wires have no power anymore. i can see where these wires leave the fairing on the left hand side but i lose their trail after that point.
 

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Did you cut the wires before or after the 3 white clamshell fuse holders? The black is switched power, the red is the standby always hot power for memory retention for the radio, clock and cb.

Since the black and red have no power then you probably have blown the 30 amp fuse down next to the battery like I mentioned.

Ok, after re-reading you last post it appears you cut the wires in the right side of the fairing that you should not have cut. Those wires plug into the wiring harness in the left side of the fairing behind the left turn signal, take out the turn signal and you'll see the 3 clamshell fuse holders I'm talking about, you've blown those I'm sure of now.

That link also has the install manuals for the Clarion radio systems and show you where all the components are located in the fairing and how they're all connected to the bikes wiring system.
 

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Since your title states this is an 80, I wonder if the radio system was upgraded at a later point to a Clarion 2 system? The 80 model came with a Clarion 1 system as stock on the Aspy's and an option for the Interstates.

It'd be nice to see some pics of the radio controller in the left lower of the fairing. Where's your radio channel display located?
 

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channel display is located on the dash right hand side. im going outside to check those fuses now. ill keep ya posted.
 

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ok i checked all 3 clamshell fuses behind the left turn signal and all 2a fuses are good. i checked for voltage there as well...0. i check the green connectors up the line a hair and 0 voltage there as well for the red and black wires.

i looked down by the battery and all i see is the solenoid fuse and its good as well. bike will start and everything works by the way.....just not those 2 wires. is the fuse junction by the battery hidden under the seat or something?
 

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Recheck the fuses under the false tank and tool tray. Also, all solid green wires are ground only and should have no current on them.
 

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i pulled all of them out and there all fine....hmm....
Then use a test light to check the fuse holders in there for current with the switch on. Should be hot power on the top row of connections all the way across.

Also once the fuses are back in then check both ends of the fuses for current as the glass style fuses can break up inside the ends and still look good.
 

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ok checked everything again. test amps and voltage on the fuses and even tested resistance across the fuses themselves whiled pulled out.

-fueses are good both in the box and clamshels
-12v across the fuses except in the clamshels

i dunno what to check next
 

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Have you gone to that link I provided and downloaded the manuals and wiring schematic yet? If you haven't then you're just making it harder on yourself to solve this problem.
 

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fixed!

i was checking the wrong set of clamshell fuses...didnt notice 2 sets of 3. ty all!
 

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i was checking the wrong set of clamshell fuses...didnt notice 2 sets of 3. ty all!
That's weird, should only be 1 set of 3 clamshells, all others would be standard type in-line fuse holders. Anyways, glad you got it sorted out.
 
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