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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical help for a friend

I have a friend who owns a 2003 Goldwing trike. The tripometer and clock are resetting frequently. His radio occasionally stops and restarts but does not lose station memory.

One time yesterday it suddenly died but started back with no problem.

My thoughts were loose battery plug but he checked and said they are good. I also though possible loose plugs on panel behind dog house. However I donít know why that would have made it die.

Any thoughts?

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Check this thread: https://www.goldwingowners.com/forum...-resets-1.html

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Thanks Cantankerous. We will give it a look

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Hey Wayfarer - Intermittent electrical issues are a real pain to sort out. You can have an ignition switch, poor fuse socket, wiring harness connection or a failing alternator.

To help troubleshoot this type of problem - you should install a dash mounted Volt Meter to monitor the charging system. A failing alternator can cause the 1800 computer to unpredictably shut down if it's input/supplied voltage falls below (approximately) 10 volts. The reason is because the fuel injection/ignition calculations for the engine are no longer accurate.

If the Voltmeter stays up around 14 volts when the bike shuts down - you're next step will likely be to look for a wiring issue.

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