1983 goldwing aspencade turn signals help

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1983 goldwing aspencade turn signals help

Postby drquigley66 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:19 pm

I read several suggestions on the turn signals. I changed the flasher to an electronic type, the signals still do not flash until there is heat built up from the engine being run. Any thoughts on what is happening? how to correct the problem. If I ride 5 minutes the signals work but not until.

New to the forum and have used it several time already to help as this is my first motor cycle.

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Re: 1983 goldwing aspencade turn signals help

Postby D2D » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:45 am

Check the condition of your battery and clean all of the connections to your signals. If they don't flash until you have ridden for a few minutes it's probably because your battery isn't fully charged.

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Re: 1983 goldwing aspencade turn signals help

Postby patbrandon1 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:05 am

D2D is right. Proper power from the battery would allow the blinkers to work instantly. If you show 12 volts on the meter when you test the battery with the bike off, you should have blinkers immediately. If you show 12 volts, and have no blinkers, and you get them when you ride for a bit, could indicate something is loose, and when you ride, it could be causing a loose or corroded contact point to be jarred enough to make contact. Also, new does not always mean it works. Maybe your electronic blinker flasher is bad. But any way you slice it, the power supply, a bad flasher, or loose connection, are the starting points for troubleshooting. Check, check, check, with a meter.

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Re: 1983 goldwing aspencade turn signals help

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:22 am

A connector is heating up and then working..



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