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Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby tom84std » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:30 am

My big brother retired to a Silverwing two years ago. He called me one afternoon and informed me that he had bought the "Scooter" and that he was done with his beautiful '84 1200 standard. He said "Come get it !"
Now, I had a perfectly good '79 1000 with 45,000 miles on it. I really didn't need another Goldwing.

I gave him the few days till the weekend for him to mull it over and make sure. Called him Saturday morning and he assured me that he wanted me to come get the thing. A good friend and neighbor provided the truck and trailer. We drove the twenty miles to my brother's house where it was stored and loaded it. I spent the next two months correcting and repairing all the years of neglect. Water pump, greasing rear end and bearings, fresh fluids, new cables, tires. Sold my '79 to my best friend . I found and downloaded a full electrical schematic on the net and corrected several wiring problems. I found rust-through in the subframe and found a replacement from a guy in Nevada. The first few times I rode it I found that the turn signal would click off after a turn. Put the switch on, complete the turn and "CLICK", it was off. I said "What the H...??" I studied it and found out about the self cancelling system.
I can't forget in the late seventies when I saw the first one. A huge heavy sportbike with a very innovative powerplant. One innovation after the other.
And now I have a motorcycle whith turn signals which remember to turn themselves off.

What the heck will they think of next?

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Re: Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:55 am

I love those self-cancelling turn signals. So does my wife, who has them on her PC800 (one of the many benefits of Goldwing technology that trickled down to other Honda products).

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Re: Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby rodee71 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:33 pm

I love them on my '82. But, I have noticed that there is that same clicking sound coming from the blinker switch at different times during a ride when I'm not coming out of a turn (with or without using the turn signals). It hasn't hurt, just wondering if anyone had the same issue and figured out what it was caused by and if I should be worried?

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Re: Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby Kiwi2 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:34 pm

I love this modern technology, I believe that they are going to put some sort of gauge so you can tell when you are running out of petrol. :lol:

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Re: Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby pudd750 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:35 am

on my '86 the self cancellers will cancel if i signal a turn too soon - i have to be ready to re-apply the signal -

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Re: Surprise 'CLICK'

Postby bjatwood » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:30 pm

pudd750 wrote:on my '86 the self cancellers will cancel if i signal a turn too soon - i have to be ready to re-apply the signal -

My 98 will do that also...

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