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After a riding for a couple of hours today my 1500 stopped running while going down the road. I have read about this same experience several times on this site but I can not find the threads now.

I have a 1994SE. No issues before today. Before I begin taking this thing apart to check the fuel and fire are there any known common sources of trouble? I recall reading about some angle sensor issues, but as I said I can not find those threads.

Hoping some of the brainy folks I read about here can point me in the right direction.
 

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The system on a wing is far too complex to even guess. Will it startb after it cools down? Could be a fuse, loose connection on a wire, or many other things. You may spend a lot less by taking it to a reputable shop.
 

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Hi,

Until the brainy folks show up, I'll ask the dumb questions!:eek::D

What is it doing NOW? If nothing electrically after you turn the key, then I'd look at cleaning the ignition switch itself with contact cleaner, AFTER making sure I didn't accidently bump the kill switch off of the run position and checking the main fuse.

If SOMETHING happens when you turn the ignition switch, then whatever doesn't that should tells you where to look. And, this is definitely in the wheelhouse of Trike Lady Val and other electrical troubleshooting specialists here. You know, the brainy folks!:)
 

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When the bike shut down could it be restarted immediately or did you have to wait about a half hour and then it restarted?
Pulse generators.

1988 to 1993 had a recall on the BAS (Bank Angle Sensor). Yours could have gone bad. If you turned the key off, back on and then the bike started.
 

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I was just reading on another forum of a guy having the same problem. Bike shuts down while riding down the road. It turned out to be loose wire connections on the kill switch. He said both screws on the wires were very loose.
 

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An alternator failure or stuck brush's in the Alternator can cause this short of problem.
 

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have your bank angle sensor checked, any dealer can run the vin and tell you if its been replaced or not
 

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Tatanka & Trike Lady,
After it shut down the bike would not start again even after sitting for an hour or so. All of the electrical items work as they should when the ignition is on. I am puzzled. Do you suggest I start with testing for fuel and fire first? My gut tells me that it is something simple, yet there are sooo many simple things to check.
 

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How old is your battery? I've started my bike just fine only to have it die out on the road and then it would not crank over fast enough to restart it. Also check the electrolyte level on the battery.
 

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Where might I find the BAS? Is there only one? Going to check the kill switch as suggested then going to check BAS. Betting that is the cause.
 

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The BAS is under the trunk on the right side of the bike.
To get at it you need to remove the seat, trunk and saddlebag.
Only one unit. Relay 6 and fuse 11.
 

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Thanks Trike Lady. Do you know if anyone is by passing the BAS to avoid future issues? If so is it recommended? I am really disappointed that I was left stranded. Maybe suprised is a better description. None the less want to keep it from happening again if possible.
 

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No, its a safety feature and it shuts the fuel pump off if the bike goes on its side.
 

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Tatanka & Trike Lady,
After it shut down the bike would not start again even after sitting for an hour or so. All of the electrical items work as they should when the ignition is on. I am puzzled. Do you suggest I start with testing for fuel and fire first? My gut tells me that it is something simple, yet there are sooo many simple things to check.
When you say "will not start again" do you mean that it cranks over without starting or you have nothing meaning: you push the start switch and nothing, no cranking at all.

These are two different conditions all together and require tow different methods of troubleshooting.
 

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What the Bank Angle Sensor does is to supply a ground path for relay #6 which is the IGN/Cruise relay. A simple check of this would be to see if relay energizes when the ignition switch is turned on, if it does the BAS is operating ok, if not then I'd first check fuse #11 before tearing into the BAS. Do the simple stuff first.
 

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Terryj,
After the bike cut off I tried several times during the next hour or so to start it. It will turn over but will not start.

Stupid question for you......how should I go about checking the #6 relay?
 

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You can switch the relay with one in the relay box that has the same numbers or rating on it.
 

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Terryj,
After the bike cut off I tried several times during the next hour or so to start it. It will turn over but will not start.

Stupid question for you......how should I go about checking the #6 relay?
If the engine is turning over then relay 6 is working it provides the trigger voltage to solenoid A that power the starter.

Is there any way you can check the voltage across the battery while you try to start it. Just because the engine will turn over doesn't mean the battery is strong enough to start it.

Over the 2oty years I've been riding with gold wingers
I been on three rides where the alternator had a problem and when the battery got low the bike shut down. After a bit the engine would turn over but not start. Twice the alternator died on the third the brushs stuck.
Check the battery to besure it is charged.
 

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Like Ron stated in the above post, check your battery with a voltmeter if you have one, if it drop below 10 volts while cranking chances are your bike will not start. If you have access to a battery charger try to charge the battery to a full charge then try and start your bike. If the bike starts then check the voltage being produced by the alternator it should read 13.7+volts at 2500 rpm, if it fails to read this then you need to have alternator work done.
 

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GREAT, Glad it is running again. Sometimes it is the simple things that get you.
 
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