turn signal switch


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turn signal switch

Postby marnhil » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:29 pm



Hi, just wondering if any one has had problems with the turn signal switch? Picked up a gl 1200i at a great price,been fixing it up/new paint/used parts and so on. Well back to the problem im having, when i turn on the bike and letting it warm up the switch also heats up pretty much. Also another problem im having is that i changed the rear master cylinder, tried to bleed the brakes and couldnt, is there a special way to bleed them? Any help would really be appreciated.



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Re: turn signal switch

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:51 pm

The turn switch has a solenoid in it that operates the "auto cancel" function - it shouldn't be getting warm, it sounds like it may be stuck on. The auto cancel function is notoriously finicky in these bikes, unfortunately.

The rear master cylinder operates one of the front calipers as well as the rear caliper - and yes, there is a special procedure in bleeding them. You have to do the front one first, then the back. I highly suggest you get a Mity-vac or other vacuum bleeder to do it. Have a look in the Service Manual for your bike and you'll find the entire procedure documented there.

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Re: turn signal switch

Postby marnhil » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:52 pm

HI all just got another switch on e-bay and the same thing is happening/heating up. Probably something to do with wiring? As for the brakes ill borrow the mighty vac from a friend on friday. Is there a special way to use the vac, tried the bleeding procedure in the manual, but still a no go. Thanks.


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