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I've been reading different posts and have seen these different models of wings, all I know that mine is an aspencade. How can you tell what sub model you have? I do remember reading something that said if you have two plastic connectors between the regulator and the harness that means you have a certain model. I have those two connectors, what do they mean? Or can the vin number tell you what you have? Also how can you tell if you have the 350 V stator or the 500 V ? If I have the 500 V I don't need that much power because I only have a headlight, LED combination tail light and LED front fork mounted turn signals. So I am not going to need near the power of a stock wing. If I have the 500 V, can I replace it with the 350V unit? will it fit my naked wing?
 

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I've been reading different posts and have seen these different models of wings, all I know that mine is an aspencade. How can you tell what sub model you have? I do remember reading something that said if you have two plastic connectors between the regulator and the harness that means you have a certain model. I have those two connectors, what do they mean? Or can the vin number tell you what you have? Also how can you tell if you have the 350 V stator or the 500 V ? If I have the 500 V I don't need that much power because I only have a headlight, LED combination tail light and LED front fork mounted turn signals. So I am not going to need near the power of a stock wing. If I have the 500 V, can I replace it with the 350V unit? will it fit my naked wing?
500 watt stator came out in '85, you have an '84
500 watt stator was only offered on the fuelies, you have carbs.
I saw your post earlier about two connectors on the regulator and thought you were mistaken. Got a picture? Because you should only have one 8pin connector.
Don't worry about power, you don't have too much.
 

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I've been reading different posts and have seen these different models of wings, all I know that mine is an aspencade. How can you tell what sub model you have? I do remember reading something that said if you have two plastic connectors between the regulator and the harness that means you have a certain model. I have those two connectors, what do they mean? Or can the vin number tell you what you have? Also how can you tell if you have the 350 V stator or the 500 V ? If I have the 500 V I don't need that much power because I only have a headlight, LED combination tail light and LED front fork mounted turn signals. So I am not going to need near the power of a stock wing. If I have the 500 V, can I replace it with the 350V unit? will it fit my naked wing?

As you said, you have an Aspencade. It was one of 3 models available in '84. It was the top of the line model, with the most features, and a fancier paint job. Below that was the Interstate, a simpler and lower cost version of the touring model. Also available, for the last time in '84, was the standard, basically a plain motorcycle without the fairing, bag, and trunk. One change Honda made in going from the 1100 to the 1200 models was to integrate the fake tank into the fairing. So if you plan to bobber or other custom without the fairing, you will need the fake tank from a standard model, or you will have to do something custom.
 

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What does the RS stand for on my title?I threw away the first connector that was burnt, the title says 1984 vin no 1hfsc1426ea026837, honda RS. There was two eight pin connectors , and it has a long green ground wire that has 3 ground eyelets, one to the battery, one to frame and one to wing nut that holds down air filter top cover. All 8 pins have wires in them, there are no empty holes.
 

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I threw away the first connector that was burnt, the title says 1984 vin no 1hfsc1426ea026837, honda RS. There was two eight pin connectors , and it has a long green ground wire that has 3 ground eyelets, one to the battery, one to frame and one to wing nut that holds down air filter top cover. All 8 pins have wires in them, there are no empty holes.
You, my friend, have an abortion. Sounds like someone has wired in extra grounds and god only knows what else.
 

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This is what it should have looked like.



Three yellow wires FROM the stator.
One black wire FROM the ignition to let the regulator see the system charge condition.
Two red wires FROM the regulator back to the starter solenoid/battery.
Two green wires FROM the regulator to ground. The large green ground just below the regulator mount.
 

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I just looked through the goldwing history link, and I read something odd, it said that on the 1985 model they moved the pick up coils from the back to the front, well my coils are mounted in front under the air box,what does that mean?
 

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They were probably talking about the pulse generators that send a signal to the control unit that fires the coils.
They also said in '86 Honda went back to 30mm CV's with accelerator pumps, but we all know that's not true.
You're all over the map. What is it you need to know?
 

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Yes 84 aspys had one of these, best thing to do with it is what you did, remove it.
 

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should I check the vin on the bike to see if it matches the title? where is the vin located on the bike? could some one have put an 84 carbed motor on an 85 fuely frame?would that explain the two stator connectors and the ignition coils location?
 

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never mind my last post, I see now that they weren't talking about the ignition coils location. And thanks for clearing up the confusion on whether the 84 had two stator connectors, there for a minute I was getting worried that I had some kind of frankeinstine monster LOL!!!
 

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Thats the way it is, except I had two connectors, there was some confusion on whether or not the 84's had two stator connectors some say no, one says yes. Since I have a bike titled as a 84, and it had two connectors, i'LL GO WITH THE ONE.
 

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The model year and date of manufacture should be on the VIN plate, left side of the steering stem.

As said the regulator/rectifier with two plugs is for the 500W stator which was not available on 84 models.
 

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some have the noise filter wired thru the voltage regulatot that was optional in 84 but if you pick coils are in front of motor you have 85 motor in your bike
 

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As said the regulator/rectifier with two plugs is for the 500W stator which was not available on 84 models.
As Dave said, there was a subharness between the main harness and the regulator. I don't know if it came stock, or if it was suppose to a noise suppressor. Later years got a different suppressor that bolt in series with the regulator. Then they went to a little suppressor in the left fairing pocket as well.
The confusion is because we insist on telling the number of connectors instead of the number of pins in those connectors.
 

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I have the exact two plugged short 8 wire set up as the picture someone showed. And my ignition coils are mounted under the air filter box
 

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Not familiar with the '84 specifically, I have an '85 LTD. The ignition coils (that the spark plug wires attach to) are located under the air filter housing right behind the steering head on all 1200s. The "pulse generators" that I call pickup coils (basically Hall Effect sensors) are located on the back of the engine under a cover right next to the stator and clutch covers on an '84, and under the timing belt covers on all other 1200s. The '85 LTD and '86 SEi are the ONLY 1200 models to come with a regulator that actually has 2 connectors made onto it. Mine has, or had, that kind of regulator, until I cut the burned connectors off of it. All other 1200s, including the '84, have single connector regulators. There may be other connectors connected to it, but if you remove the regulator, and unplug everything from it that is unplugable, there will only be one connector left. I am not familiar with the "subconnector" but it is NOT an actual part of the regulator.
 
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