I am looking for assistance or advice on next procedure on this goldwing.
1985 goldwing ltd, fuel injected of course. When it will crank, runs great, bike had been sitting for a while when I bought it from original owners.
Initially I had starting and charging problems, I bought both manuals, the supplement for the ltd, and the 84-87 service manual.
When I started cleaning electrical and reading the manual and threads about the stator connections, I remade those connections, sometimes it would crank, and still no change to charging, as I went further, I removed the tank cover and found the rectifier connections from the stator were not "locked" in and apparently were causing the charging problem, because after cleaning and locking those. The charging problem went away, or at least the voltmeter indication is 13.9 or a little lower after starting. I did a lot of "cleaning" and connector checking for good connections while I had the tank cover off, and still sometimes it would crank, and run at idle, but would slowly idle down and shut off at about 650 rpms. I had found the section on the ecu diagnostic lights, and thought that I had narrowed the issue down to the pbr, pbl sensors, as that was the indicator lights that I was seeing, little did I realize that I could not see the last light as it was behind the ecu bracket arm, and after I removed the ecu partially, the the lights indicated "crank sensor" NS sensor. Followed the recommend procedure in the supplement, found (finally) the connector for the crank sensor, disconnected and tested, contacts were clean, and all of the procedures in the supplement manual were followed, and I found no trouble according to the tests; however, the bike would not start up. It did start later in the day and ran fine for 10 minutes, shut off and would not start giving the same diagnostic lights as before, crank sensor. I am still suspecting power or grounding issues somewhere in the cfi.
I have had the bike in the local shop for all fluid changes, brakes, timing belts, tires, plugs, etc and the mechanic came highly recommended for Honda, and I appreciated his knowledge, but the 85 ltd is apparently a rare animal, even for him.
As the trouble seems to come and go, literally with the weather, any one have any suggestions.
I would greatly appreciated any direction except down....:dude: