82 gl1100 gauges wont work


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82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:20 am



i have an 82 gl1100 standard that neither the speedo nor the rpm gauge works. they both light up but neither will work and i'm not sure why, if anyone could help i would really appreicate it. i would have thought it was just a cable but for neither one to work im thinking it may b something else or could it still be a cable? i dont know anything about goldwings and this is my first. i paid 550 and have a little bit of work to do to it but have ridden it for 2 months, i think with the work it needs i still got a deal. i need to set and synch the carbs and put fresh brakes on it, fix an oil leak from the weep hole and my gauges, i dont think it was to bad of a deal. anyway thanx in advance to anyone who could ive me ideas



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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:20 am

It has to be the cables on both or the insides of them are no good any more for some strange reason, maybe the PO sprayed something in there that messed them up .. I'm not an expert by no means so hang on and other will chime in... :shock:

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby thrasherg » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:21 pm

I believe both gauges are mechanical (Not electrical) so it is probably 2 broken cables.. Easy enough to check.

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Yup, there are no common mechanical parts between them, so the fact that both don't work is likely coincidence. The tach is most likely a broken cable. The speedometer likely has a broken cable as well, but if the cable is intact, it could also be caused by a broken/stripped speedometer drive on the front wheel hub.

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:59 pm

ok i will def check into that maybe this weekend or next and will let you guys know what i find. thank you very much for the information. :D

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:00 pm

ok so i got into the gauges not working and well the tach cable was broke and the speedometer gear in the wheel is stripped out aand not turning the cable is good bbut the gear isis bad and ebay wants alot for one s o it looks like i wont have a speedo for awhile

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:44 pm

Send RoadRogue a pm and ask him if he has one.. :D I know he has several bikes he was parting out..

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:57 am

For some reason when I try to send him a pm it says he doesnt exisit and wont let me send him a message......what am i doing wrong? this thing sometimes frustrates me :evil:

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:06 am

I have already read this post, I have the speedo drive for sure, all polished up and shiney . I will check on the cable for you tomorrow and get back to you with pics and a price 8-)
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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:54 am

thank you very much :)

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:13 pm

just need your address to get the parts to you 8-)
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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby moparman68 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:33 am

thank you so much :P

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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:42 pm

sent out in the mail today, and your welcome, glad to help out 8-)
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Re: 82 gl1100 gauges wont work

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:36 pm

Just checking in to see if you got your problem with the guages solved. 8-)


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