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Left my house this morning to go to work on my bike. Got about a half mile down the road and I noticed the tail light indicator on my dash was on. Then noticed the RPM indicator cutting out. Decided to bring it home and take my car. Pulled the brake lever to stop and turn around and the whole bike cut out and died. Dash was blank, even the clock went out. Sat on the side of the road for a few minutes thinking about how I was getting this monster home and the clock came back on. Started it up and got it home. Definate electrical problem and I have a few ideas on where to start looking but thought I'd ask help to norrow it down. Thanks.
 

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Yep - the same happened to me - dogbone fuse would be my first guess. They don't look "blown" when they are bad.

Here's how I fixed it temporarily to get home: - Paperclip

 

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My 84 Aspencade did that, and it turned out to be the ignition switch was bad.
 

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If it's the ignition switch don't forget about Mother Honda's safety recall mandating replacement of the switch on many 1984s
 

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Turned out to be the dogbone fuse as I suspected and you confirmed. Install a $3.00 fuse holder from Advanced Auto and it's running fine. Thanks for your help.
 

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C'mon - you didn't even paperclip it for a "temporary" repair?

EVERYONE knows REAL repairs involve paperclips and duct tape. Now go turn-in your membership to the MAN club!! :cheeky1: :cheeky1:





I'm glad your problem was that simple!! Doesn't it feel good to get 'er fixed? :action:
 

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Trust me, I've had my fair share of "roadside rigging" in the past. This is my fist year with this bike and it has all the original components so I plan to tear through it this winter and replace all the crappy Japanese engineering with good ol' American over indulgence.



That dogbone fuse is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. Can't wait to see what else I find!
 

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I'm looking for pics of the blade fuse installtion on a GL1100. I have my idea of how you do it, but I wanted to see how the rest of you do it so I do it right !!!

Thx in advance !!!
 
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