Right turn signal troubles


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CraazyJerry
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Right turn signal troubles

Postby CraazyJerry » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:23 am



Hi, I'm CraazyJerry and i'm new to the forum.
I have a 1985 1200 Goldwing Interstate with sidecar. I've had it about a week now.
Almost everything work great eccept for the right turn signal. The emergency 4-ways and left signal works fine.
When I use the right turn signal, the battery discharges bad. The lights will blink as normal as the left side, but it discharges the battery.
I,ve disconected the sidecar's wire harness. It still discharges. I've disconected the right side bag's wire harness, and it still discharges.

Are there any suggestion on what I should try to do next other than pulling my hair out.

Thank you for any info.
CraazyJerry


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Re: Right turn signal troubles

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:40 am

Welcome to the club, I have never seen an 1885 goldwing, does it have wooden wheels and a steam engine :lol:

I don't know what to suggest for your electrical problem but wanted to say high and poke fun at your typing mistake!! Hopefully someone will be able to provide some useful information for you. Have you tried connecting an ammeter on the battery positive terminal and see how much current the right side lights take compared to the left? Just to be sure it is the indicators that are causing your issue and not something else that just happens to coincide with the right hand indicators. Whilst it is not a good technique, you could also remove the flasher relay, short the pins together so the indicator lights stay on all the time, then select the right hand side and look to see where smoke starts to come from, it will give you an idea of possible causes. If something is discharging your battery that quickly, it will get very hot quite quickly!!

Gary

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CraazyJerry
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Re: Right turn signal troubles

Postby CraazyJerry » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:57 am

LOL thrasherg Thanks for the heads on my typo. I've got it fixed now. The 1885 Goldwing is now a 1985. A steamcycle would have been perty cool tho.

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Re: Right turn signal troubles

Postby CraazyJerry » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:09 pm

Got ot fixed....YEAH!!!!!

Who ever had it befor me added a volt meter. They anchored it on the right hand locked glove box.

I opened it up and removed the inner liner and found that they tied the volt meter to the front right running light/turn signal.

When i used the right blinker i found that it was just turning the volt meter and its light off

Thanks
Jerry

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Re: Right turn signal troubles

Postby thrasherg » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Glad to hear it was a simple and cheap fix.. Welcome to the wonderful world of gold wings..

Gary

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Re: Right turn signal troubles

Postby LloydB » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:10 am

Welcome to Gold Wings and sidecars, hope you enjoy the lopsided riding.


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