gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!


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steelhorseangel
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gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby steelhorseangel » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:16 pm



hi wingers

greetings from the uk.

i've problems with my rear lights.

i've wired up bikes before. i don't understand what the rear lights should do?

the po, wasn't a master mechanic. remember, when i bought this project wing he advised me that he had put new rear brake pads in. however failed to see the missing brake pistons and two seals?

all the front lights all work. i noticed on the bottom of the saddle bags lights. so many botched wired connections. none soldered, just stripped and twisted together. i've now replaced the poor wiring with the correct colors and each one soldered and heat shrunk!

i then connected the rear indicator (turns) and brake lights. switched on. the turns work. the brake lights work, with foot brake, not front brake. i noticed that the brake light wires were spliced with a none waterproof inline fuse?... why has the po done this appauling wiring? he used the three pin plug for the top box to connect too. he cut into each wire and twisted the brake wires into the wrong connection?

q) on all the other bikes i've owned the rear light is a normal size bulb. is the rear light in the stop/turns area? i note that mine has to back to back bulbs with two filaments in each bulb.

or

q) is the rear light in the rear of the top box?

the rear wiring on the bike has been ruined by the po. i don't have a color schematic for this bike. hard work without the correct wiring reference.

summary

all the front lights work. on the dash a warning light is on saying 'taillight'. i don't know where the taillight is. i've never owned a wing before.

q) what rear lights should be on, when the front lights are on; top box, saddlebags? i just don't know.

q2) i've also discovered a little bulb, not connected, underneath the number plate.

i don't understand the rear lights wiring and what lights should on.

the front and rear brake lights aren't working? connection? fuse, bulb?

i can't find a harness for the rear lights?

how many rear lights should come on?

many thanks for your advice wingers!

regards

angel



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Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:16 pm

Angel the 1200 manual that you down loaded should have the wiring digs in it. If you can take pics of your bike and post them,I have an 84 aspy so lights should be pretty close. Ill post a pic of the rear on my aspy see if it looks anything like yours. -----------------------Hal
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steelhorseangel
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gl1200 de interstate
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Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby steelhorseangel » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:38 pm

hi hal

nice bike!
she's a credit to you!

thank you very much for the photo. what i'm trying to find out is which standard/factory lights come on at the turn of the switch please? are the stop and turns on a separate circuit to the head and tail lights please hal?

on my other bikes, there is a front headlight and a tail light bolted to the fender.

on the interstate, the front headlight is normal. the taillight is confusing me, i don't know what shape it's? is the tail light in the same assembly as the turns/brake or in a different place?

do you've a photo of the rear tail light please?

thanks again hal!

regards

angel :-)

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Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:41 pm

Ill go out to the garage and take a pic of the key turned on and show you what lights should be on so stand by Ill be back in a few mins------------Hal
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Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:05 pm

This is my 84 aspy with the key turned on upper lights are on along with the lower two,and you will see the left turn signal on in another pic.------------------Ill try to get a pic of the break lights on later as I have to leave home for a little while---------------Hal
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steelhorseangel
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1984

Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby steelhorseangel » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:09 pm

many many thanks hal!

kind regards

angel
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Re: gl1200 1984 interstate lights problem!

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:03 pm

Angel this first pic is with the breaks on the next one is with all my extra lights on. These help to keep from getting rear ended at night.-----------------Hal
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