Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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- Motorcycle: 1983 gl1100 aspencade
hi folks. me firt question on here lol. ive a '83 1100 aspencade and on the digi-dash theres a "gear" section in the top left hand corner of the tacho part. when i'm in neutral the green light comes on and a big letter N shows up. but when i'm in any other gear its blank. should it show what gear i'm in IE 1st-2nd etc or does it only show neutral? cheers DAZ. (BY THE WAY, EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS FINE .)
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mrefudd wrote:hi folks. me firt question on here lol. ive a '83 1100 aspencade and on the digi-dash theres a "gear" section in the top left hand corner of the tacho part. when i'm in neutral the green light comes on and a big letter N shows up. but when i'm in any other gear its blank. should it show what gear i'm in IE 1st-2nd etc or does it only show neutral? cheers DAZ. (BY THE WAY, EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS FINE .)
Hi mrefudd, I have an 83 Asp. and my LCD show's which gear I'm in, 1st thrue OD (5th) and neutral (N). My Honda service manual "say's".
The rotary gear change switch is inside the front engine cover.To inspect the switch, disconnect the 6-P black coupler along the right down tube. (thats your right as you sit on the bike) Check for continuity between each coupler pin and chassis ground in the proper gear. 1st gear yellow wire, 2nd white wire, 3rd blue wire, 4th red wire, OD (5th) black wire, ground green wire.
You will need a volt meter and 1 paper clip, stick the clip into back side where the wire goes into the 6-pin coupler of what ever color of the gear you are in, put the red wire of the meter on the clip and ground the black wire to a good ground on the frame, if no continuity in any of the gears the switch needs to be replaced. You will most likly have to have the motor running and bike on the center stand to change gears.
I hope this will help, the job to replace the switch if it is even available is not an easy one, also it just might be the LCD unit that is the problem, as mine will not show me how much fuel I have nor can I use the trip meter, yet all the rest work. The LCD gauge is not repairable or available, so called good used one's on e-Bay are $300 and no warrenty. Good Luck Bob
PS: check the coupler wires comeing from the engine, not coupler from the LCD.
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I have the same bike and mine works. Never had a bike that had this function before. I have to say that I have gotten used to it after only getting about a month of riding in after reviving the bike. I got on my GL1000 that is much more basic and realized that I had gotten used to having it because I had stopped gear counting in my head. If you can get it to work I say do it! That is a very cool feature to have!
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