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Hello, i found a 600 dollar running GL500 all there just looks rough. I been reading the forums for some time and would like to thank you all for the knowledge i have gleaned :)

I have found the problem but i named this post as such so as to help others that are having issues with the wiring.

Long story short i did check the fuses first-but not well enough-4 hours of multimeter work later i traced it back to the fuse box. The tangs that hold the fuses in was slightly corroded and they were loose as well as one of them fell apart when i removed it. Was needed maintenance anyways as i opened and cleaned all the related switches, plugs and contacts have all been dielectric greased. Runs great and everything works but this thing looks like someone stole it and road it offroad for 2 weeks straight. The fun begins.
 

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Hello, i found a 600 dollar running GL500 all there just looks rough. I been reading the forums for some time and would like to thank you all for the knowledge i have gleaned :)

I have found the problem but i named this post as such so as to help others that are having issues with the wiring.

Long story short i did check the fuses first-but not well enough-4 hours of multimeter work later i traced it back to the fuse box. The tangs that hold the fuses in was slightly corroded and they were loose as well as one of them fell apart when i removed it. Was needed maintenance anyways as i opened and cleaned all the related switches, plugs and contacts have all been dielectric greased. Runs great and everything works but this thing looks like someone stole it and road it offroad for 2 weeks straight. The fun begins.
Take some pics of "starting point"....if you choose to post you will get views....;)
If you choose not to post....you can later sit back with a beverage of choice and reflect on your rebuild.....
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location and your bike's model and model year to your profile so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet). If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it).
 
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