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goldminerusa
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gauge cluster question

Postby goldminerusa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:23 pm



Hey. It always has frosted my cake the Honda put an 85mph cluster on my `82, so when the speedo started bouncing last fall I got an `83 cluster. After replacing the cushions and grommets i removed Wingadmins 7V regulator and installed that too, then went to the wiring diagram and re-wired the connector to remove the overdrive light and make sure every thing else would be getting juice. Everything does, BUT, the temp/gas guages don`t work?! I rechecked the wiring, made sure i have 12+ (brown/black wire), relay is connected properly, good ground connection. The gauge needles now are pegged all the way to the left side, which i`m sure is telling me something, somebody care to clue me in?



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Baunix63
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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby Baunix63 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Seers.

I have the same problem with my ´82.
You need a ´82 Speedo with wiring. There are two wires to the "turn signal buzzer", green for ground and white/black for.
The other wiring has 3 wires, green, black/brown, pink. It is for the air pressure control lamp in the rpm.
in any way the 7V regulater is connected with these wires. I couldn´t find how. The wiring diagramm shows that green is the only wire to all gauges, speedo etc. I will try this weekto find a solution. Now I have mounted a CX500C speedo and for comparions an bicycle computer. The computer is the better choice, it works realy exact.
The CX500 speedo runs away from 5-20 km/h, it shows 120 while the computer shows 100.

Hope you got an answer
Michael from Bavaria

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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby goldminerusa » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:40 am

Thanks Micheal. Maybe i`ll try the cx500c cluster if i don`t have any further luck.

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Baunix63
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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby Baunix63 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:10 pm

Seers,

and I do not like to work at the bike.
After the great flooding in germany, we now have over 90F :ugeek:
Michael from Bavaria

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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby goldminerusa » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:17 pm

I take it your not fond of flooding or high temps?

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bcassel
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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby bcassel » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:50 pm

I purchased a non-US speedo for mine. Just changed the speedo and nothing else.

BTW, it wasn't Honda's choice on the 80 mph unit, that was federal law for a few years. To create a psychological speed barrier. If your speedo only went to 80, you'd only drive at a portion of that.

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Re: gauge cluster question

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:46 am

Good tip Bcassel, i did get mine to work by using the 12v wire from the OD lamp to power the electronic relay.




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