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Hi, just a quick post that I hope helps other un-technical GL1200 1984 owners like myself! Bike suddenly cut out, luckily when turning into drive. Brake lights working and appear to be permanently on, all fuses OK. Not looking forward to wiring fault diagnosis when remembered post in another forum. Check that your rear brake adjustment wiring is OK, this part picks up all sorts of dirt and oil. Checked mine, and sure enough it wasn't allowing brake circuit to switch off - hence the problem. Manually operated it and all brake light circuits worked ok. Intend to clean it all up tomorrow but felt much more relaxed now! Thought worth a quick post just in case it helps someone else before they worry that they've got a major electrical problem.
Ben (UK)
 

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Brake light switch failures are common, but I am still not clear why the bike cut out. The brake light switch shouldn't affect anything but the brake light. Or is the Goldwing different?
 

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Brake light switch failures are common, but I am still not clear why the bike cut out. The brake light switch shouldn't affect anything but the brake light. Or is the Goldwing different?
Yes the engine shutting down is a separate issue.

As it's an 84 check with your dealer to see if it's covered by the ignition switch recall and if so has the switch been replaced under the recall.
 

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Ken, I'm down in Cornwall with no Goldwing specialists. Is replacement of the ignition switch you talk about a job I could do myself? Can I tell my looking at the switch if its been replaced? It's the first I've heard about it. Bought bike last summer from a guy who hadn't used it for 6 years. It's a 1984 USA imported Interstate and very different from my previous experience of riding sports bikes!
 

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Ben, it would just be your nearest Honda dealership you would need to contact, not a Goldwing specific shop. It is Honda themselves that would do the replacement and register it as having been done.
Hope this helps mate.
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Honda UK not a lot of help and want to charge £30 for a search. Anyhow, intermittent problem eventually chased to a melted connection on the starter relay. All sorted now - thanks for all the comments.
 

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Well done for reporting back with the outcome and glad it is resolved. :claps:
 
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