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'85 Electrical Troubleshooting manual
I've got one of these and it's an excellent manual for the 1985 GL1200 as it covers all three models: Interstate, Aspencade, and Limited Edition.

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It almost contains as much Electrical Information as Tricky!!!!!! Confusedhock: Confusedhock:
1985 Limited Edition
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#1 10-30-2007, 11:13 PM,
Thanks roscoepc

I won the book,

I found about 3 of them when I started looking.
Dave R
Patriot Guard Rider
Previous bikes[/size]
CT 90--- 1960 125 Benly (Honda)--- Insane minibike with 125 Honda motor--- 1982 CB 650
current bikes
1987 CN 250 Helix--- 1985 GL1200 LTD
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#2 11-05-2007, 06:22 PM,
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was kinda disapointed when nobody responded to my post, But I'm tickled to death ya won it!! I paid about $35.00 for mine. I believe you stole that one @ $11.40!!!

Again, Congratulations!!! You'll enjoy it!!
1985 Limited Edition
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#3 11-05-2007, 10:29 PM,
is there anything in there about the aspy instruments?

Mine is still glitchy, the LCD part that is..
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#4 11-06-2007, 06:08 AM,
rvtechA1 Wrote:is there anything in there about the aspy instruments?

Mine is still glitchy, the LCD part that is..

Yessir! What kinda glitches are we talking about??
1985 Limited Edition
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#5 11-06-2007, 11:40 PM,
The LCD digits are randomly blinking, its like a bad connection or something, I cant find the problem.

It started this when I washed the bike in August.

Jim
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#6 11-07-2007, 06:11 AM,
I would break apart the connectors on both sides of the inner fairing for a start, check them for any type of corrosion, if they are clean put some electrical greas on them.

Which part of the LCD is blinking? is it just the speedometer?

On the 84 Aspy, trace the wiring from the speed sensor (left side front wheel)
from there there is a small connector then the wiring passes through a 13 pin connector which will be on the inner side of the fairing then behind the headlamp there is 3 pin Red connector.

on the 85 after the first 3 pin connector there is a black 20 pin connector on the fairing then a 13 pin white connector behind the headlight.

Make sure the ground connector on the regulator is clean.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#7 11-07-2007, 07:18 AM,
Its mostly the Tach. numerals.

But the speedometer digits too.

Also what is the red strip at the bottom for?
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#8 11-07-2007, 06:48 PM,
When the engine speed reaches 6500 RPM the red bar will light indicating the engine speed is approaching maximum limit. The red bar will flash when engine speed reaches or exceeds the maximum limit of 7500 RPM, never allow the red bar to flash.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#9 11-08-2007, 10:24 AM,
roscoepc

I want to thank you for giving a heads up on this 85 GL1200 electric troubleshooting manual, I received it today and it is in perfect condition, Big Grin
I don't know if it will be as helpful as tricky :wink: , but it is a great resourse. Smile
Now I can check out my auto level system, as it now works only when it wants to :?

Thanks again
Dave R
Patriot Guard Rider
Previous bikes[/size]
CT 90--- 1960 125 Benly (Honda)--- Insane minibike with 125 Honda motor--- 1982 CB 650
current bikes
1987 CN 250 Helix--- 1985 GL1200 LTD
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#10 11-10-2007, 07:10 PM,
Again, Glad to have been of help!! If anyone's interested here's the link I use on E-Bay:

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Just change the "1985" to the year you've got and you'll see the goodies available for that year!!
1985 Limited Edition
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#11 11-10-2007, 07:50 PM,
Jim, what have you tried so far regarding diagnosing? :?:
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#12 11-10-2007, 08:36 PM,
Just disconnecting and re connecting the instrument unit when i changed the lights over to LED in the instruments, all the connectors looked great.

Jim
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#13 11-11-2007, 05:37 AM,
You should try disconnecting and cleaning the fairing plugs also.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#14 11-11-2007, 11:37 AM,
tricky Wrote:When the engine speed reaches 6500 RPM the red bar will light indicating the engine speed is approaching maximum limit. The red bar will flash when engine speed reaches or exceeds the maximum limit of 7500 RPM, never allow the red bar to flash.

Oh wow,
Thanks for this tip.
I see that thing light up every tiem I start the bike and it does its light checks on the display.
Didnt know what it was for till today! :lol:
Harry Waggoner
GL1200A "Animal"

GWRRA VA-B
More ROCKIN and less Talkin!
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#15 11-15-2007, 05:27 PM,


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