Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:37 am
- Location: Keysville, VA
- Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 Interstate
I have an 87 1200 interstate and the high beam stopped working last year. I assumed the bulb was blown but had not changed it because I have been busy and don't ride much at night. Several weeks ago, the bike rolled and fell off side stand with only damage to rear view mirror, but after several short trips the clutch quit working, probably due to air in fluid caused by drop, so I bled banjo nut and got clutch working. Then I noticed the high beam was working. Figured there is something shorting out in the handlebar that was effected when I bled the clutch. I am unable to get the light to quit working now. My concern is that the light might decide to quit working again while I'm riding at night. I can't seem to find what caused this so I can fix it. Has anyone else had similar trouble or know of a "weak link" in the 1200 wiring system I should check or replace?
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- Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:25 am
- Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
- Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade, 2003 K1200GT BMW, 1969 R69S BMW,92 R100 RT BMW
Sold : 84 V65 Magna, 82 Moto Guzzi, XS 1100 Yamaha,84 Wing Int., 80 650 Special, Only new bike 82 XV750 Virago (Guam),Honda 250,84 R100RT BMW,87 K100 LT BMW,93 K1100 LT BMW, 91 535 Virago, Honda 50
I have gotten headlights on cars to start working again by hitting the fender with my fist( old cars). This seems to make the filament reattach itself if it has broken loose. I would replace your headlight bulb and check for corrosion in socket and switch.
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- Location: New castle, PA
- Motorcycle: 86 GL1200 SEi, 98 Valkyrie Std, 78 Yamaha XS750SE, 86 Honda XL125, 4.5 HP belt drive Minibike my dad built, foot clutch!
Yep, just did the -smack to on- trick on my Subaru two weeks ago. It only worked three times then i had to get a new lamp...
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