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I have an '85 Goldwing that will start and run well for about 5 minutes and then die. When I try to restart it cranks fine but just backfires. It has a new battery but the problem began when using the old one.Any advice would be great.

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Jimmy58,

Welcome to the BEST GW Forum on the World Wide Web. :waving: :clapper: :waving: :clapper:

Take a look at this post. Sounds like youmight have something in common.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/3679-1.html

There could be a number of reasons why your ride is doing this. Electrical, fuel.... read through that post. There is a lot of different testing suggestions in it and maybe, just maybe, you will find an answer that will help you out. If not, post back and someone will surely be able to help you out.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Jimmy! Another member has just had the same problems as you. For him, it turned out to be bad pulse units for the spark control. Your's are located behind the timing belt covers, right by the crankshaft. Look back thru the past posts for the last week or so. Or do a search for something like "engine dies". Read up on what to test before buying parts. Electrical parts normally are not returnable.
 

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What John said, mine had the same symptoms last year! Changed out the pulse generators and no problems since. Pull it apart and also check timing belt alignment. You never know....you can also ohm out the pulse generators under the false tank top left corner , a 4 wire plug- in if I remember correctly. A quick check can verify if it's time to dive into the timing covers. Good luck!
 

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Hello again,

Does anyone know where to buy new pulse generator(s) for a 1985 Aspencade? Are they available only through Honda and are they very expensive?

Also, is it a single part for all four cylinders or does pulse "generators" mean 2 units?

I'm sorry for all the questions and apologies for being a "Newbie"

I hope that some day I will be able to pass along some valuable information.

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Jimmy
 

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Jim, I purchased mine at Honda. Don't fool around and stick with oem stuff. They were around 86 bucks Canadian when I bought mine last year. In the US, should be cheaper somewhat I'd imagine. They are sold as a pair with a common plug in which hooks up under the false tank. About a 2-3 hour job roughly......4-5 hours if beer involved! :shock:
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I had the same problem a few years ago on my 85. It turned out to be a fuel related issue with a controller that told the bike how much gas to put into the cylender. I can't remember the name of the part, but I think it was called somethinglike a fuel sensor.I guess what was happening was that the backfiring was from too much gas getting sent in and eventually it flooded the cylenders and the bike stalled.Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks to all who provided possible solutions to my problem. I installed new pulse generators and, after 150 miles, the bike is still running happily.



Eternally Grateful

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