Honda V30 Electrical problem

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Tom B, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B Guest

    Hi Folks, I have recently acquired an 84 Honda V30 which has developed a
    peculiar electrical problem. I have no experience with Honda's so would like
    some of your knowledgeable (or even guess's!) input. The bike fires right up
    and idles beautifully. Take it out on the road and it accelerates like its
    new.....for about 2-4 minutes. First thing that happens is the headlight
    clicks off....then it sputters and dies. No power at the switch at that
    point, turn the key to on and nothing,no lights horn etc. Leave it sit for
    2-4 minutes and it fires right back up as though nothing had happened, but
    again, will only last 2-4 minutes. I tried swapping the CDI, as I have heard
    this is a common problem, but same results. Anyone have any ideas, or even
    diagnostics recommendations??
    Tom B, Jul 25, 2003
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  2. Something electrical (probably electronic) is overheating. I had this
    problem on an auto once where the heat sink compound in the distributer
    between the electronic module and the bulk metal had dried out.

    C. J. Klingman
    Austin, TX
    C. J. Klingman, Jul 25, 2003
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  3. Tom B

    Tom B Guest

    That did it! Opened the cover, scratch the fuse with my nail and it fell to
    pieces. Replaced with one from a spare parts bike and it runs fine now. Will
    now wire in a 30 amp in line fuse. Thanks Jack!!
    Tom B, Jul 26, 2003
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