Warning light keeps coming on


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Warning light keeps coming on

Postby Piddler » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:49 pm



Hello all, It's been a while. My 1982 GL1100 has had it's red warning light come on intermittently then progressively more so. Sometimes it stays on for a bit then goes out and blinks randomly. Bike seems to be running OK. Just wondering what's up?



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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:53 pm

Piddler wrote:Hello all, It's been a while. My 1982 GL1100 has had it's red warning light come on intermittently then progressively more so. Sometimes it stays on for a bit then goes out and blinks randomly. Bike seems to be running OK. Just wondering what's up?


Which warning light? Oil? Air pressure?

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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby Piddler » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:20 pm

The Big red square on in the center of the panel above the neutral light, Check engine I assume.

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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:31 pm

That would be the oil pressure warning light. When it is on you have little or no oil pressure. Do not continue to run the engine until you determine why the oil presure is low, my guess is that you are just low on oil. These older wings will use a little oil during higher speed runs. Personally I think its because of old worn valve seals allowing oil to be sucked into the cylinders under high vaccuum when you close the throttle at high rpm.
Check oil level every time you add fuel. 8-)
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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:14 am

At idle or higher rpm also?
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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby Piddler » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:53 am

More at higher RPM, I'll check it to day. I have had the bike for4 years. Oil level's been up and down, I've just never seen that light go on before.

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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Low oil, clogged filter or bad circuit in the warning light short it..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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Re: Warning light keeps coming on

Postby Piddler » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:18 am

You were right, Low oil. I've been derelict in my duties checking my oil. I've been spending all my available energies restoring a 1984 Venture Royal XVZ1200 and not paying enough attention to my baby, my 1982 GL1100 Interstate, a bike that has given me almost no trouble at all.
Greg
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