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blackbeauty
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Motorcycle: 1980 gl1100 Interstate
1977 gl1000

Electrical

Postby blackbeauty » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:23 am



Have a 77 Gold wing, having issues with the electrical when I turn the turn signals on they wont blink but if i move it just a little they start to blink. I did replace the unit thought that was the issue (still doing the same) also while riding the tach neddle jumps around until I turn on my bright lights and fog lights (both on toggle switches). Oh yeah I should mention that the headlight fuse has no power so all lighting is wired from other power. Any advise will be great.



raycw
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Location: Jackson, CA
Motorcycle: 88 GL1500

Re: Electrical

Postby raycw » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:44 pm

When you say 'by moving it just a little they start to blink'…. are you talking about moving the turn signal? That sounds like a ground problem. Disassemble the housing and check the ground.
The tach is cable powered so there shouldn't be any correlation between electricity and a cable.

blackbeauty
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1977 gl1000

Re: Electrical

Postby blackbeauty » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:16 pm

No I meant that moving the switch a little makes it start working. If the tach is cable driven why would it steady out when more of a load is put on. I rechecked it the other day on a ride and it is still doing the same thing.

raycw
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Re: Electrical

Postby raycw » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:07 pm

The tach cable thing makes no sense. There's no electrical associated with the cable and tach other than the lights to illuminate the tach at night and the instrument lights.

Ok… it's in the switch. Probably poor connections. Get some mild contact cleaner, open up the switch and spray the contact cleaner into the turn signal part. Work the switch back and forth several (many) times to help clean it. Blow out the switch with some compressed air. Afterwards spray some silicon lube (lightly) into the switch and reassemble. Avoid using WD40… it'll goop up with switch.




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