1984-87 GL1200's have suffered from these past complaints:
- motor noise heard in radio equipment,
- hard starting engine,
- acceleration or carburetor lag,
- rough idle,
- engine overheating,
- short battery life and
- short stator life from overheating
Over the years, many have blamed the GL1200 stator failure on an incorrectly designed charging harness. The stock plug-and-play connector is sometimes a weak point to be sure. Please contact us if you believe your stator issues are due to a faulty stock harness. We have a solution for you.
Rick's Motorsports Electric stators are wound with a slightly larger wire than the Honda OEM and consequently are a bit more robust than stock.