Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade


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Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade

Postby Senkoguy1 » Sun May 05, 2013 1:59 pm



I just went through hell tracing a turn signal problem on my Aspy and I want to save others who might experience the same problem. Intermittently, my turn signals would fail and finding the source of the problem had me tearing out my hair but I won the battle with bits of info I found on this site. First, on my bike, there are 2 relays on the RIGHT side as you're sitting on the bike under the faux tank just to the right of the triple tree frame. Turn on your flashers and you see one working and the other is at the 9 o'clock position about 2 inches away. What I found is the black/blue wire is a ground that wasn't always getting good contact. I touched a wire to that wire, other end to the bike frame and all was well. I then added a new ground wire to the black/blue but did not cut it ( a scotch lock works but not reliable long term) Best to strip it back, wrap a new ground wire, solder it, tape it up good, and go to ground. I really hope this saves someone else the headache I had. George :mrgreen:



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Re: Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade

Postby motorcyclemedic » Sat May 18, 2013 10:46 am

Be careful!! Black on a Honda is switched power- the blue stripe is being fed by the black??!! I think- double ck with your wiring schematics- use a magnifying glass, or go to Kinkos and make a blown up copy of your wiring diagrams-- I don't have mine(am at work) to look at now, but black/blue doesnot sould like a ground-- green/anything, would be more of a ground wire. Hope this helps- please let me know-- Thanks- Dennis

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Re: Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 28, 2013 7:13 pm

Green is always ground. I had a look at the 1200 schematics, the only Black/Blue wire I saw was one going to the fuel pump, from the fuel pump relay. There's no black/blue wire on either of the turn signal/hazard relays.

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Re: Turn signal problem 1986 Aspencade

Postby Senkoguy1 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:32 pm

I couldn't trace this wire but I suspect it may go to the self-cancelling system, wherever that is. Since I did ground that wire, I have to manually turn off my turns which is a pain in the ass but until I can find the canceller, I'll live with what I have. I got so frustrated tracing that problem, I left it alone when I got it to work until I get more info.




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