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Hello, I have a 1983 Aspencade, the neutral light has quit and I found the wire from the switch lying under the carbs on right hand side, I cannot see where it pulled out of, but is only 18inches long. Have pulled off seat and false tank looking for diode mentioned in forums and wiring diagram. Anyone know where it would be and what it looks like. Big Thx in advance.
 

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Hopefully someone will be along soon to help you.



But in the mean time
Welcome from the state of Pennsylvania!





 

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The diode is a little square about 3/4" square taped to the wiring harness just outside the frame on the left front, near the igniter units or just inside the frame a little farther back on the harness.
 

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1100 dont have a diode that i'm aware of. you should see a wire coming out from bottom of front of bike. its a cover that inside it has a switch. you have to unplug that wire to pull motor. it either came unplugged or someone forgot to plug it back up.

hope this helps. i dont have a book so dont know the proper name. if memory serves me the water pump is in that cover also



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zimmerleemark wrote:
1100 dont have a diode that i'm aware of.
The GL 1100 does have a diode (silicon rectifier) that is used for isolation of the Clutch Switch from the Neutral Switch for the starting circuits. See the thread in my post #4above.

:waving:nduggan--What color is the wire that is disconnected and where is it connected on the front of the engine?
Can you start the bike in neutral, no clutch? If so, check the light bulb.
Can you start the bike with clutch pulled and in neutral or any gear?
The diode is wired into the main harness and is probably not where the wire is disconnected.
The 1983 GL 1100 Aspencade has six wires from the Change Switch; Yellow, Green, White, Blue, Red, andBlack. These wires are all routed to a six pin black connector, then to the digital dash. The Green wire is ground for the starting circuits through the neutral position of the Change Switch.
 

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I have installed diode from Radioshack, I think I paid 50c.
 

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The problem sounds like s disconnected wire to the neutral switch, not the diode..
 

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Looks like the motor has been replaced at some time , there is a single black heat shield wire that comes off the neutral switch. I found a wiring diagram for aspencade and there is a 6 connector plug under the steering kneck, the green wire is for neural. I hooked it up and Neutral lite comes on, bike will start and neutral shows in LED area by the Tach.



I noted the fuel LED does not work all the time , but will come on after a while, suspect poor ground. PO has hooked up trailer connector and wrapped connections with duct tape.



Clutch seems to bang when cold start, is that normal, stops at engine heats up.



Thx.
 

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Glad you got the neutral light working.
If you are curious about the year model of your frame or engine, see the link below.
http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h1100/wing.htm
Fuel gauge problem could be corrosion inside a connector.
Not surewhat you are saying"Clutch seems to bang when cold start".:baffled:
 

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Fuel Guage was bad connection at tank.



When start bike cold it makes banging sound back by clutch in motor, if pull in clutch , does not make noise, running 20-50 oil and has been cool, maybe should change to 10-40. Once warmed up it purrs like kitten.
 

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With the age of these GL 1100s we get some corrosion in connections at times. Hopefully all your dash is working now.

I use 10w40 in my GL 1500 and GL 1100 year around. With the noise you have, it may be a build up of sludge/whatever on the clutch area. If here, I would run some Sea Foam in the oil. Maybe some of the Canada members can recommend what they have used for crankcase flush and the brand/weight oil they use.

Sounds like you are on the way to getting in some riding time.:clapper:
 

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You might get better results if you start a new topic on your engine banging problem and oil type weight.
 
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