I think I've read all of the other posts regarding this topic, but still didn't find exactly the info I'm in need of...
My new (to me) 1996 Shadow ACE 1100 developed a little issue recently. After sitting for a few weeks, it started and ran for about a minute before it quit.
Checked spark - all OK. Checked fuel
flow at the petcock - all okay.
Got on the computer and headed straight to this forum, and learned to check the fuel cut-off relay. I removed the relay and jumped the black/black-blue wires. It set the pump to clicking, and the bike started and ran just fine again. Hence I figured the issue was the relay.
Next step, a call to the local Honda dealership
for a new relay - cost - SEVENTY SEVEN DOLLARS! Yikes! I bit the bullet and threw my money down.
Got home, installed the new relay aaaand....same problem. Went back to jumping the two wires, and it's back to running fine.
However, my OCD isn't happy about the fact that it now is bypassing the safety
feature. I'm not sure how to test further. I downloaded a manual, but the info is vague.
After searching and reading further threads on this forum (what a wealth of information this site is! Love it!) I went back out to the garage to run one other test. I ran the positive tip from a volt
meter to the blue/yellow wire, and other end to ground. It read just under 12 volts when the ignition was turned on. Now I'm not sure what this tells me. Should it have voltage? What do I do with the info I currently (no pun intended) have?
On a side note, I have different numbers on the backs of the old and new relays. They both say "CF318", but under that the original says "2.3" (and below that "081")and the replacement says "5.0 (and below that "011"). Are they interchangeable?
I think my next step is to check for continuity between the black/black-blue wires when the blue-yellow wire has voltage. Is this correct?
Any help or insight
is most appreciated!