1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting


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1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby bdfd1220 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:13 pm



I have one of these and the lighting is driving me nuts, can you take this thing out of the circuit and still have lights? POS! My lights all work but the front directionals will not flash, bulbs are good. Thanks in advance for any ideas, Jeff



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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby goldtr6c » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Find a copy of the Clymer's manual. They have a page dedicated to bypassing that contraption.

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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby bdfd1220 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:53 pm

Thanks for the info! I will do that.. Jeff

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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby dingdong » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:37 am

The RLU controls the head light the tail light and the brake light. Has no effect on the signal lights.

To by-pass the unit, jumper: 2/9, 3/8 and 4/5.

But you have a different problem. Either a defective flasher or a wiring problem.
Have you installed LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs?
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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby bdfd1220 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:28 pm

Ordering LED's today, I guess that I'll have to look at the wiring again, but the problem appears voltage related. When above 12V works ok, but unless the system is at full charge the flasher works but not the front lamps.. Hmmm...

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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby dingdong » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:20 am

The reason I asked about the LEDs is the stock flasher won't work with them. If you install LEDs you will have to replace the stock unit with an "electronic" flasher. Purchased from any auto supply.
You probably have some corroded or loose connectors somewhere in the wiring. Many gremlins are caused by the electrical contacts.
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Re: 1975 GL1000 Reserve Lighting

Postby 78AzWing » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:22 am

You might want to check those three yellow wires that come from the alternator and go to the regulator.
The connector that sits just in front of your battery that those wires go through will corrode and overheat, then melt. Then you are not getting your full amount of amps from the alternator. Cut out that connector and solder then heat-shrink those wires one at a time.
Doesn't matter which yellow goes to which yellow, they are all the same.
Then check the fuses for your lights, and check to see if some PO maybe changed the front turn signal lights so all you do have is turn-signals? I can see some one doing that to lessen the load on the alternator. :geek:


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