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speedo

Postby baz66 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:28 am



hi i have an 82 goldwing 1100gl just purchased another speedo but noticed there is wires going in the unit new one has 3 wires going inside it original has 2 wires screwed on back any one know what they are for thanks
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Re: speedo

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:04 am

There are different variations of electrical stuff in the spedos.Generally a group of 3 wires indicates a electronic sensor to activate the low air rear air shock light.the other set of 3 or 2 are used to send a signal to the turn signal canceler circuit.

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Re: speedo

Postby baz66 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:30 am

is there any way i could use the 3 wire one
the 2 wire has pink and green/red
the 3 wire has grey and brown/red and green/white

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Re: speedo

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:29 pm

Not as a direct swap,no.As i tore apart both types,I found the 3 wire one has electronic parts attached to them and the 2 wire one that comes off the back near the cable is just a magnetic reed switch.The 2 are not interchangeable.
However on one bike I worked on.I removed the rear(original)cover and swapped it with the replacement that was the wrong one.
Make sense? Just use the spedo guts in the original housing.Don't try to pull off trip knob,I broke the spedo trying that.

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Re: speedo

Postby baz66 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:08 am

thanks for your info much appreciated




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