Speed Warning Module


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Speed Warning Module

Postby pshaginaw » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:07 pm



My '78 GL1000 has a speed warning plug-in unit. I would like to know more about it. How does it work? What speed is it set for? Back in the '60s, one of my high school pals had a Buick Wildcat with an adjustable speed warning indicator on the speedometer, which I assume was a mechanical switch that tripped a tone at some speed set above 55mph. Is the Goldwing sensor able to be set at various speeds electronically? Do other models have this feature? Can I eliminate the unit if I choose without affecting the normal operation of the bike?



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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:43 pm

we need some pictures. I have never heard of that on a gl1000

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby TheArtist » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:49 pm

At high speed lets say 40mph, turn your turn signal on, it will make a wierd noise. As you slow down it will change to the clicking noise.

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:10 pm

these bikes do have a turn signal beeper, and at lower rpm's they sometimes just click.

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby pshaginaw » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:04 am

OK, it looks like the mystery is solved. I plugged in the unit according to the wiring harness colors and the schematic. There was a square-holed bracket up on the left headlight ear mount that held it. As the turn signals flashed, it made a clicking noise. I guess leaving it off won't affect anything as the bike ran fine without it. But since its on there, and it was only two bucks from salvage, I'll keep it there. Funny it was labled a speed sensor!

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby dingdong » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:26 pm

It is designed to do just what it is doing. Sense the speed and turn on an audible beeper so you can hear it at speed. The older 1000s had just the audible beeper. Very annoying when idling at a light. Many of us disconnect them.
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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby Bartmead » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:28 pm

I didn't know i had a turn signal beeper until the other day when it magically began to work. Scared the **** out of me. Its loud. I was curious why it suddenly began to work so I started wiggling my ignition switch harness. Where the connector plugs into the switch seemed a little loose but I didn't think anything of it until my ride home from work on friday when, at highway speed, the bike went dead. It didn't stay dead though. All the way home (35 miles) it would run and go dead. I could wake it back up by wiggling the ignition harness. I made it home and disassembled the switch and found the red b+ wire terminal loose at the tiny rivet. In my attempt to "peen" a tighter connection with a small punch, I split the old thing into two large pieces and some crumbs. I jb welded it back together and gently peened it again. It works for now. I ordered a replacement. :shock:

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby Barry Barker » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:51 am

Glad you were able to nurse it home!!!

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Re: Speed Warning Module

Postby El Taco » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:23 pm

My 65 Buick Riviera had a speed warning, it was adjusted via a knob in the speedometer. It made such an irritating noise that I just left it cranked all the way to 90 and tried to keep under said speed.




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