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I recently replaced the engine in my 85 Aspencade with a 1200 engine from an earlier model, I'm guessing a 1984. I noticed after installing the engine that it has no mounting holes behind the timing covers to mount the pulse generators. I'm hoping there is a way to fix this, as replacing that engine was a bear. Any suggestions??
 

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The 84 model Wings had the PG's mounted in the rear of the engine. Inside the alternator housing I believe... :(



You may be able to do some measuring,(using your old engine), then drill/tap some holes. You'll also have to use the pully or timing tab from the old engine so the PG's have somethingto sense for a timing reference.. :gunhead:
 

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Welcome to this Great Site!

Pull up a chair and join on in!

Ride Safe, Ray

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Thanks for the fast response. I was thinking the same thing about drilling and tapping some holes, but I'm not sure how thick the engine case metal is. I'd hate to drill all the way through.
 

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couldn't you just leave the pulse generators where they are:baffled:provided the engine from 84 came with them?
Haven't ran across this one yet. The 84-85 1200 had the weakest stators in them I believe.
Good luck and please update this post with your findings.
Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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Ray, I'm not sure on that one. I guess I could try to make that work. Does the 84 model have 2 PG's or just one? Then comes the question of wiring it properly. I'll try to get my hands on a wiring diagram.
 

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i put an 85 in an 84 i just cut the plugs and hard wired the wires togeather they are the same colors it worked in that direction should work for you also. i also just cut the 3 yellow wires of the stator although the plugs where the same i was told they will give you problems and it doesn't matter which ones go where on that one but i cut them one at a time and rewired them togeather. and yes there are 2 of them they are both 4 cylinders.
 

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:waving:Hello and Welcome oldwing . I dont have 1200 experience . I have an 83 . It has the pulse generator mounted on the rear of the engine . It is just about driectly in front of the swing arm on the 83 . You should be able to find wire pigtail shown in the picture posted by RayandTracy .

I hope your able to solve this small glitch in the road to riding again . I would not recommend trying to drill the front of your engine as doubt the mounting boss is cast there for this purpose . Also if drill a bit off your timing would be out .
 

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OnaWingandaPrayer wrote:
Also if drill a bit off your timing would be out .
Very good point in deed:clapper:
 

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look guys you don't have to drill them leave them in place and just cut them and rewire them togeather?? 85 to the 84 i have already done this. and it works great! hello. i must be dead nobody can see my post but me? the 84s are in the back right beside the alternator.
 

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You don'tneed to cut the wires. Just save your original plug by using a real small screwdriver at the little spade connectors inside the plug and pull them out of the plug.

And do the same thing on the new motor's PG lines' plug. Then use the first plugon the new motor's connections and push them in in the correct spots to line up with your harness.

It's a lot faster than cutting and splicing wires.
 

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i really don't know about faster but each to his own. either way you can use what you have. you don't have to try and drill anything. it will still run like it's suppose to. it seems to me i tried to do that and the 85 spades where wider than the 84's and wouldn't fit in the 84s just a thought but i've sleep since then and could be mistaken.:shock: go braves
 

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I been thinking too... The 84's PG line might not be long enough to reach to the 85's harness. So he'd have to splice anyway justto get itlong enough.:action:
 

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the 84s is pretty short but i think you can take it loose from the frame side and make it reach. i went the other way and the 85s way long enough to reach to the 84. have fun and lets ride.
 

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skoto ...your not invisable .:cheeky1: we are all just pointing out from different angles .
 

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i was beginning to wonder until ram came in!
 

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Hey Iraqi, where you been? We missed you.

And Oldwing, welcome to the forum.

I agree with those who say leave the PGs where they are. Just extend the wires to reach the plug.
 

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By all means if you have the room and wire, use the 84 PG's in the stock location. I was under the impression you "WANTED" them mounted up-front... :gunhead:
 

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All you guys are great. I'm going to leave them in their current location. I'll get this thing running this weekend with all of your help. Man I thought I was doomed, great site, forum, and members!!!
 
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