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7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 17, 2009 8:58 pm



I had my 7 volt regulator go bad on me the first few months I owned my GL1100. I learned quickly that it is a common fault with older Goldwings (GL1000 up to GL1200), and also learned that replacement regulators were a ridiculous amount of money! I decided to make my own.

If both of your fuel and temperature gauges don't work properly, or work only intermittently, the problem is with your 7 volt regulator, and it can be replaced with one of these:

Replacement 7 Volt Regulator



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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:40 pm

Just in case you missed it on the announcements page, I decided that rather than hand all that money in sellers fees to eBay, I'd instead give people a break on the shipping, and sell my 7 volt regulators right here on this site. So if you're unlucky enough to need one, but lucky enough to be a member of this site - check out our new Store Page!

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby nhegge » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:51 am

THANK YOU , my brandiiie new to me 82Aspy started having issues . Both gauges pegged top at freeway speed then dropping into normal at stop signs , then rolling up as I rolled up to street speed , regardless of fuel level oe temp . 78 is rock solid , was imagining all sorts of ghost chasing thru the wire loom . feel much better reulator on order . Thanks again :D
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby dph03 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:36 pm

I'm new and need a 7v reg. I saw alot of how to's but I didn't see one for the 7v reg. Did I miss it?

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:26 pm

If you order one from the Store page, it comes with installation details specific to your model year of motorcycle when it is shipped.

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby nhegge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Part locator in my service manual makes it look like the regulato is in the instument cluster on handlebars . Looks like a job for this weekend as gotta help the younger son finish his brakes on his car ;) . At least he's decided that being able to do his own is a good idea :shock: . Daughter learned how to work on brakes when sticker shock set in from the brake shops , that was interesting . ;) :lol:


Update just got the box , came USPS and was lookin for UPS oo Fedex , , don't check the mail that often , wife usually does :roll: we both missed . Poped it open and am very happy , got directions and pictures that even a semi-trained monkey like me can figr oot . Appears solid nuff to go thru a wall many thanks , been missin some great riding weather .
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby dph03 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:49 pm

Thanks Fellas! I just purchased. Site looks really cool. I just got my goldwing (first ever bike) around June or so. I got 2000 miles + and over 200 miles with my wife (do we say old lady) on the back. I took a training course first thing and got my licience. I hope to learn more and be safe. My gold wing is in excellenct condition. I need a front tire and the hing on the trunk is broke. gtg, Thanks!

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby nhegge » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:56 am

You keen call yer wife whatever yer willing to live with / die for . :roll: ;)
What is she to you ?
There's a welcome thread about somewhere , pics are good to post :o
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby nhegge » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:18 pm

Just finished a nice ride , gauges working wonderfully . :D
Didn't notice in yer directions but removed lowers then unfastened fairing and set it on front fender (towel) , much easier to access the bottom of instument cluster . Didn't even have to unplug any wires from fairing . Compaired to the Vetter this was a snap :lol: ;)
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:25 am

If your hands won't fit easily between the fairing and the central instrument pod (even with the steering turned to one side) then yes, removing the fairing is a good alternative. I might try to put a small bench like a Workmate in front of the bike to rest the fairing on rather than rest it on the fender, though.

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby dph03 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:13 pm

My wire colors are not what I expected. Hopfully you can make it out in the picture. I had: Green w/black line went to the post, Green has a double connector and black w/brown line has a single post.

You sent Black w/ a round post connector, Green has a double connector and red has a single post.

Should I hook YOUR Black to the post. Your double Green as my existing double green and your Red single post to my existing black with a brown line?

Got it? :) GTG, be back in 3 hours.
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:50 pm

dph03 wrote:My wire colors are not what I expected. Hopfully you can make it out in the picture. I had: Green w/black line went to the post, Green has a double connector and black w/brown line has a single post.

You sent Black w/ a round post connector, Green has a double connector and red has a single post.

Should I hook YOUR Black to the post. Your double Green as my existing double green and your Red single post to my existing black with a brown line?

Got it? :) GTG, be back in 3 hours.


You got it right. The different bikes have different colored wires, and it's just the connectors that differ on the regulator. As long as you hook the new regulator's connectors the same way the old regulator's connectors were hooked up, ignoring wire colors, you'll be good.

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby barkman49 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:01 pm

WingAdmin I haven't had any problems yet but I was wondering about other years of the 1200 I have a 86 Intersate do they have the 7 Volt regulator on them .and do they have the same problems?
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:23 pm

Only one model year of 1200 has the 7 volt regulator, and that is the 1984 GL1200 Standard, which shares the GL1100's analog gauges. Every other model of 1200 drives the temp and fuel gauges directly off the digital display, and does not have the same problem.

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby dph03 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:05 pm

I got it in and it's working. Fuel gage came right up, I let it warm up and the temp came up to.

I am haveing a heck of a time getting the screws back in the cover. I got 2 long screws in the bottom and 1 shorter one in the top. I dropped a screw, so that's it for tonight. I should be able now to back out a longer one on the bottom and get the shorter ones in. If I had 2 more long screws I would probably leave them in the bottom.

I eventually took out the wind shield of and the stereo rack. I saw a note to set the fairing off a little. I don't know what is best. Maybe if I had the perfect screw driver. Anyhow, I should get it all closed up tomorrow, just in time for the snow storm.

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby nhegge » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:09 am

I found pulling the fairing to be easier way because my sholders don't rotate as needed on a regular basis . The workmate was busy with other projects . Gonna be a long spring , lots o Honey dos on the way . Good thing 'bout havein bags is the wing can be used to fetch the smaller supplies . ;)
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby barkman49 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:21 pm

thanks WingAdmin for the information
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby t5noel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:53 pm

I have an 84 GL1200 Interstate with an analog gauge. Does the regulator apply to this one?

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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:56 pm

t5noel wrote:I have an 84 GL1200 Interstate with an analog gauge. Does the regulator apply to this one?


No, only the 1984 GL1200 Standard uses the 7 volt regulator (it has a dash layout that looks like the GL1100).




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