Turn and Hazard Signals

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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade

Turn and Hazard Signals

Post by jcorley » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:28 pm

HI all. I have a bit of a problem. I have a 1985 GL1200 Aspencade. I recently moved from MN to FL and had the bike shipped. During shipment the idiots managed to destroy my sub-frame (already replaced it), destroy my radio control (gotta find another one) but the radio works, and i just found the biggest problem of all.. my turn signals are not working. The fuse is fine the brake light works, the running lights work but when I turn on a turn signal the light just goes out. I hit cancel and it comes back on. I can hear a slight click sound when I turn on the signal (sounds like it might be coming from under the false tank) The hazards also do not work. If I have the key in the off position and turn them on then turn the key on there is a humming noise. I have found a few other posts hear one with a great schematic however, if I am understanding it right my problems is somewhere else. I would greatly appreciate any help.

thank you

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Re: Turn and Hazard Signals

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Personally it sounds like a missing ground....
Start at the front turn signal lamp wires....when you turn "on" that turn signal,it turns off the marker lamp...this is normal....At that moment it should have 12 volts applied to it(left turn..Orange wire) from the flasher unit...measure for it...it also relies on the ground to complete the circuit....measure from the green wire to the battery negative post..it should remain at zero volts...If there is ANY volts on that green wire,temporarily hook a wire to it and ground it to the battery negative post...

This can be done at the rear turn signal also...same thing..

All it takes is one broken ground to kill both functions...

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Re: Turn and Hazard Signals

Post by hunter27h » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:58 am

check the connection coming up from the turn signal cancel

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