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I'm new to this forum and I'm very glad to find it!!

Here's the deal ...

I had a wreck today ... a kid chased a ball into the road in front of me and it was either hit the kid or the ball .... so ....

I went down as soon as I hit the ball and slid about 40 feet. The only
damage to me or the bike were some bad scrapes, but there is no power
to the bike. When I turn the key, nothing lights up ... at all.

Is this a safety function or is something broken? The kill switch is definitely in the "on" position.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks!!!! I would like to get back on the road ASAP!!!!

P.S. Anybody got any crash bars for sale? :cool:

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Welcome Chris. Have you checked the main 30 amp fuse located under the cover near the battery. It is possible that it may have been disturbed in the accident. It's an odd looking flat metal fuse (no plastic on it) that a lot of people replace with an inline ATO type fuse. If this fuse is burnt you will get no power to the bike at all.

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[align=left]yep. the fuse seemed OK ... it's not split or
anything, but it is kind of brown looking ... but I think that's from
some electrical problems I had before ... there were two contacts
touching and causing a short and I blew one fuse because of that. Part
of the area where the wires connect on top of the fuse box was melted
because of my previous problem, too ... so I got all the contacts
separated and covered each with "liquid" electrical tape. Problem with
the short disappeared.

Do you think the fuse could be bad even though it is not broken? Thanks for the input!!!!!

- Chris



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Chris, glad you're ok. I have an 83 1100 but it may be the same. Which side did you go down on. If you went down on the left I would check all the wires to the kill switch. You may have broken a wire. If you went down on the right, check any switches going to the clutch. Either way, you should have lights and such. If you have no electrical, I agree you need to check all the fuses and the battery cable. You may have broken a ground.

Good luck and again, glad you're ok.

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Happy to hear you weren't seriously hurt!

Check out the tilt switch. I don't remember where it was on the 1200, no longer have the manual but it's likely to have malfunctioned. It controls one of the main relays and if it's open you won't have any electrical power at all.
 

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Paul, What Tilt Switch?????
 

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The 85 LTD and 86 SEihad a tilt switch to kill the engine and fuel supply in case of accident.

Chris, yes the fuse can look good but not carry any current. I have seen some that looked like new, but, crumbled when I touched them.

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Goldwinger1984 wrote:
The 85 LTD and 86 SEihad a tilt switch to kill the engine and fuel supply in case of accident.

Chris, yes the fuse can look good but not carry any current. I have seen some that looked like new, but, crumbled when I touched them.

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Sorry, my experience with th 1200 is the SEI, since that and my 1500 have tilt sensors just thought all 1200s had them. Live and learn! That leaves the fuse link the most probable as Vic said. I had the same link failure once, looked good but had corroded through.
 

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Mr.1200 wrote:
What year/model bike we talking about?

The BAS (Bank Angle Sensor) Didn't come out until the 1500 model...

I'd too would look for a bad connection as a result of your slide...

"Glad your OK",The bike can be repaired.
Just for the sake of clarification all Wings have a bank angle sensor located at the bottom of the steering head.

The kill sensor came out on 85 and 86 injected models and was then adopted on the 1500's, but, no other Wings prior had a kill sensor which would stop the engine if the bike was leaned over at more than 60 degrees.

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[align=left]Yes ... the fuse link is the culprit ... if you bypass it, the bike gets fire.

Where can I get a replacement for this?

Is it all one piece with the starter solenoid, or does it come off?

The wires coming out of the top of the fuse link have shorted out and
melted some of the plastic ... including the plastic on the main fuse
cover.

Thanks guys!!!

P.S. I'm really sore today after the wreck, but at least my bike's going to be alright!!!!

PPS. Goldwings can do wheelies when they hit basketballs.
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[align=left]This is awesome news ... but I have some questions.

There are four wires going into the top of the fuse holder ... what are
these wires for, and will a new ATO fuse holder have connections for
them?

This is the best board in the WORLD! I wish I would have found it sooner.
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gcgarner wrote:
[align=left]This is awesome news ... but I have some questions.

There are four wires going into the top of the fuse holder ... what are
these wires for, and will a new ATO fuse holder have connections for
them?

This is the best board in the WORLD! I wish I would have found it sooner.
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Hey gcgarner:waving:Welcome to the forum, you got some quick advice to solve your problem. Is that great or what..:clapper:





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[align=left]Thanks all ...

One more question ...

I haven't taken the starter solenoid/fuse link/wire connecters apart
... how do I do this, and when I do, will it be obvious which wires go
where?
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Quite often the starter solenoid has been replaced in some of the older Wings, so, I would use some masking tape and a marker pen to mark all the wires and their locations before you take them apart. If you really know electrics you don't need to do this but it is a foolproof way to make sure everything goes back in the same place it came from.

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Taking a before and after picture with a digital camera helps.:)



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