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I was riding my bike to work early this morning when all power was suddenly gone? I have checked the fuses and plugs and everthing looks good buy still no power? Could a ground wire of come off somewhere or perhaps there is another fuse I don't know about? Has anyone ever experience this problem before? Please advise.

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:waving:Welcome to the forum. Youneed to post these type questions on thetechnical forum for faster answers, but thier is a use ob the sol. under left cover when you post make shure to give as much info as possible
 

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Is everything dead, lights, horn, etc? If so, check the battery connections, and check the main fuse located in a small rectangular holder near where the + cable attached to the battery. It may not look to you like a fuse. It is a small flat metal strip, held in place by 2 screws. If it is still good, you will need a multimeter to go any further, but there are not many possibilities if everything is dead. The Goldwing is a very complicated bike electrically, but has a lot of individual circuits. If none of them work, it shouldn;t be hard to find. Check voltage across the battery terminals, and if you get 12V, backtrack from there. Oh, and don't forget the kill switch on top of the right switch housing. It is what I consider a bad design, and I have accidentally bumped mine a couple of times. Goldwings are also known for ignition switch problems. Wiggle the key around a bit and see if anything happens.
 

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Hello Buchanan and welcome to the forum. What year is your bike? Also how long have you had it?
 

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JerryH wrote:
Is everything dead, lights, horn, etc? If so, check the battery connections, and check the main fuse located in a small rectangular holder near where the + cable attached to the battery. It may not look to you like a fuse. It is a small flat metal strip, held in place by 2 screws. If it is still good, you will need a multimeter to go any further, but there are not many possibilities if everything is dead. The Goldwing is a very complicated bike electrically, but has a lot of individual circuits. If none of them work, it shouldn;t be hard to find. Check voltage across the battery terminals, and if you get 12V, backtrack from there. Oh, and don't forget the kill switch on top of the right switch housing. It is what I consider a bad design, and I have accidentally bumped mine a couple of times. Goldwings are also known for ignition switch problems. Wiggle the key around a bit and see if anything happens.
What he said. Its called a dogbone fuse and I replaced mine with a modern style fuse holder from the parts NAPA store. I believe its a thirty amp fuse. Its easy to do too!!!!!! I would do it just for the sake of doing it and not having to worry about it.
 

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my 85 limited has two of the dog bone 30amp fuses next to the pos side of battery, the housings should have an extra fuse in side fuse cover. local shop had to look for them as they had'nt used them in years. a mech. found some so i bought all they had as i wasn't sure at time as to what caused it to blow,(melted conecter from stator shorting to tank).
 

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If it's a 1200, the ignition switch has a wiring connector that goes in to the main harness - this is located on the right hand side of the fork well in the fairing - It's an 8 connector plug. I had the exact same issue and finally tracked it down to this connector being loose.

Because it was loose it had a very poor connection and partially melted. I'm going to be replacing it *very* shortly with an original type connection.
 

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It just seems rare indeed for a 1200 owner NOT to have electrical problems. Seems like the biggest problems with these bikes were electrical problems and the rear wheel issue, which was corrected by '86.
 
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