Blinker tied to cooling fan


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dayser
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Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby dayser » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:57 pm



For some reason the blinkers on my 1983 Goldwing will not work until the bike is warm enough for the cooling fan to turn on..needless to say they never work in cool weather..any thoughts out there. thanks.

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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby trashtruck » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:24 pm

the blinkers and the fan are 2 completely seperate circuits and have nothing to do with each other. sounds more like a bad ground or corroded connection somewhere in the blinker circuit.
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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:00 pm

Yup - any time you have weird, unconnected things interacting like that, it's generally a ground problem somewhere. Probably a bad ground in the turn signals somewhere, and it ends up using the path to ground through the fan windings as a ground when it comes on.

Hmm...looking at the schematic, I'm really at a loss as to what could be causing that, apart from a shorted/crossed wire somewhere.

Your horns work on the same fuse as the turn signals - do your horns work OK?

Do the turn signals not come on at all, or do they just not flash?

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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby thrasherg » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:15 pm

I would also suspect a bad ground. I would be looking at the ground wires from the indicators, looking at where they connect to the frame and then check that area for corrosion, if you have a multimeter, put one probe in the battery terminal (negative) and then use the other lead to check continuity to the frame and upto the earth side of the indicator bulbs.

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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby mtn_boy1 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:43 pm

Had the same problem with my old 83 Aspy. The flasher was bad. It needed the heat from the engine to heat it up enough to 'trip'. Changed the flasher, problem solved.
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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby dayser » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:03 am

Thank much for all the replies...I will let you know what the final fix on this one was.

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Re: Blinker tied to cooling fan

Postby bykerbiker » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:17 am

Had same problem and then flasher unit packed up altogether changing this unit no more problems.




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