1984 Goldwing Interstate Fairing Removal/Ignition Switch


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1984 Goldwing Interstate Fairing Removal/Ignition Switch

Postby Lynnmarn » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:07 pm



Ok everyone, I have a lose wire coming our of my ignition switch. How do you get to it on an 84 Goldwing interstate? If I need to remove the fairing how do I do that?



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Re: 1984 Goldwing Interstate Fairing Removal/Ignition Switch

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:00 pm

The ignition switch is mounted from under on purpose....Makes it really hard to steal the bike..
It also makes it hard to service....
As I remember,you would remove the lowers first...under the faring where the lowers were set,there are 2@ 10mm nuts...2 on each side...I think there are 2 bolts on the front lip too..You may already have them out.
Be aware that the faring is front heavy and is best with a extra set of hands....
If it's OEM,there is a electrical multi-conductor plug on the left inside...it has a release tab...
This should be all that's necessary to release it other than the spedo cable.....

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Re: 1984 Goldwing Interstate Fairing Removal/Ignition Switch

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:27 pm

I had the same problem on my 84 aspy, here is how I did it. First take the false tank off so you can see the switch and get at it. Second I used a long extension on my ratchet I believe it takes a 10mm I just did it from under neath,if you look up between the forks you can see the two nuts holding the switch. Just take both of them off and then you can get the switch out thru the top. I had to get it past the air tube for my front shocks its a little tight,once you get it out you can unplug it. There was a factory recall for the 84s as they would just die when making a turn or hit a bump. The replacement ones have three screws to hold the bottom cap on instead of two on the old ones. To put it back together just reverse the process I used a little electric tape to hold the nut in the ratchet head as used a swivel on the end of the extension and a little tape so it would not flop around. You could check with your local Honda dealer about the recall,you may need to be firm about it as they may not want to do it. Good luck.--------------------------Hal p.s. you dont have to remove the faring just the false tank
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Re: 1984 Goldwing Interstate Fairing Removal/Ignition Switch

Postby Lynnmarn » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:42 pm

Thanks but I did it the hard way. If I would have moved the air tubing I could have done it your way. I just didn't think of it. I checked the recall and it didn't include my vin number. It does seem like a switch problem because the wires all seem tight and in great shape. I can press on the bottom the switch and it shuts off.




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