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fuel pump relay
Hello all,

This past winter, I pulled the engine out of my Aspencade to put new clutches, replace a couple of gaskets and a clean up of the engine.
I finally got the engine back in, all wires, hoses, etc. hooked back up.
Last night, I thought I'd fire the engine up even though I still have the saddle bags, etc. to put back on.
I had been cranking on the starter for maybe 45 seconds when I heard a pop come from somewhere up front, and then a plume of horrible smelling smoke came rolling up from the coil area.
I was mad, to say the least, so I just walked away. Went out tonight and turned the ignition on, and just a few seconds later I got the column of smoke again. This time I could tell it wasn't coils, but from underneath.
I pulled the fuel pump relay off, and it nearly had a hole burned through the casing.
I have a donor bike, so I have another relay, but following the schematic in the book, I see the wiring for the relay goes to the coils, and another wire goes to the CDI, and after that, I quit following the diagram and thought I'd come post here, seeing as how I'm getting into some expensive parts to replace if I burn them up.
Anyway, does it seem like maybe the relay just went bad on it's own, or could something else be the culprit that burned the relay out?
Other than removing the fuel pump to pull the engine, I didn't remove anything else.
Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, what did you have to do to fix it?
Thank you so much for your help on this.
1984 GL1200 Aspencade
2007 Shadow Spirit 1100
2007 GL1800B (Air Bag Model)
#1 05-08-2013, 05:19 PM,
I hooked the fuel pump to the battery and immediately the wiring started smoking, where the pump from the donor bike tried to pump. I'm sure my fuel pump is bad, but i'm still leeryabout frying other electrical parts.
1984 GL1200 Aspencade
2007 Shadow Spirit 1100
2007 GL1800B (Air Bag Model)
#2 05-09-2013, 03:18 AM,

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