1100 aspencade fairing electrical


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1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby happyhacker » Sun May 15, 2011 12:29 am



Well we got an Aspencade off a buddy and we're trying to put the front fairing on, the guy cut all the loose wires from the cable that attaches to the fairing (attaches from the mess of wires in the plastic box at the front to the fairing)--except for 4 of them, a light blue, a light blue/white, green, green/white.

Really all our concern is (me and my father) is the headlight and the turn signals. I'm uber-confused about the whole thing and if it's not too much trouble I would like to know what wires we should be concerned with.

It's a 1982 1100 Aspencade and it's a great bike that's awesome to ride. The windshield is a big bonus too because I've never had a bike with a windshield so we're definitely opting for the fairing. Also, the rest of the gear (saddle bags, trunk, etc.) is for sale, it was originally loaded with everything.



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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 15, 2011 9:46 am

If you have a look on the "Manuals" page you'll see a "Honda Goldwing GL1100 Interstate 1980 to 1982 Color Schematic" file that you can look at that shows all the wire colors, and what they connect to. That should get you started, at least.

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby happyhacker » Sun May 15, 2011 12:12 pm

Well we're not having much luck (we're not electricians). The color schematic diagram wasn't helpful to us, so I'm really wondering what to do here.. :?:

Anything we should know in particular?

We tried connecting the wires color-to-color and had no success. The motorcycle has front turn signals clamped to the handle-bars that we can successfully connect, but the fairing connection isn't as simple, or maybe our fairing is busted. We also tried imitating the connections the clamped ones were making with no success.

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby Whatastate » Sun May 15, 2011 2:28 pm

Maybe your clamped ones are grounding through the bars, you need to ground the faring units (green wire) for them to work. On a glass fiber fairing everything will need to be grounded to the frame at some point.
If it was that easy everyone would be doing it!

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby happyhacker » Sun May 15, 2011 7:40 pm

The non-fairing turn signals each had a black wire that connected to a green so that's not the case.
Like I said we're working with 4 wires,

Orange, Orange+White
Blue, Blue+White (light blue)

we really have no idea and other than attempting to look at the wiring schematic again and trying every permutation of connections until it works right, we're sol.

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby Whatastate » Sun May 15, 2011 8:47 pm

Orange is left front turn signal orange white is left front position light
Light blue is is right front turn signal light blue and white is right front position light
And green is a common ground, if these wires work your handlebar lights then they will work your fairing lights,
assuming they have the correct bulbs installed.
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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby happyhacker » Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 pm

Are those 4 wires and the plug all we need be concerned with for the turn signals and headlight?

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby RexAubrey » Sun May 15, 2011 9:14 pm

You need the green ground wire also. check on the back of the turn signals and see if there is a green wire that was cut off to short. if so look inside the turn signal and see if there is somewhere to attach another ground wire so you can get a full circuit.

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby happyhacker » Sun May 15, 2011 9:25 pm

Much appreciated all, will give it a look over tomorrow.

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Re: 1100 aspencade fairing electrical

Postby Whatastate » Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am

happyhacker wrote:Are those 4 wires and the plug all we need be concerned with for the turn signals and headlight?

No the headlight has a blue white and green.


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