few quick questions


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porsche monkey
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few quick questions

Postby porsche monkey » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:09 pm



Well I'm new to the whole Goldwing thing as I'm bringing an 85 Aspy out of retirement. It's been parked for a few years and I now have it running. I have two issues with it that still need to be resolved. The previous owner had the fork seals replaced and the air pressure transfer pipe for the forks is MIA and the turn signals do not work. The pipe I am talking about goes in between the forks and supplies the left side with air. I can make my own since it appears to be unavailable. Is it supposed to be a plastic tube with fancy fittings or is it just a flared metal line? As for the turn signals, when you activate the switch, the opposite light lights up but does not flash. The hazards work and all the bulbs appear in order. I swapped the relays between the hazards and the turn signals and both relays are good. I need to look up in there and make sure everything is plugged in and the cancel unit is in fact not missing also. So about that pipe, is it plastic or metal?



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Re: few quick questions

Postby Mooseman » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:04 pm

Not sure if plastic or metal. I do see them on EBay. Appear to be metal.
Here is one listed. Didn't look any further.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-87-Ho ... 563ff47830

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=gol ... m270.l1313
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Re: few quick questions

Postby Mooseman » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:10 pm

#2 sorry I got side tracked. For the bad turn signal, sounds like a bad ground somewhere. Check for voltage to the bulb. If you have battery voltage or close, check the grounds.
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Re: few quick questions

Postby mk197523 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:50 am

Most of the air pressure transfer pipe for the forks I've seen are metal. So I guess... it's all metal. Remember, removing and replacing fork springs should be performed by a qualified mechanic OR according to steps outlined in a professional workshop manual that relates to your particular make, model and year motorcycle. And, never attempt to remove the fork cap nut without first placing a quality jack or sufficient blocks under the motorcycle to securely lift the front wheel off the ground. Failure to do so could result in serious injury! Hope these helps.

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Re: few quick questions

Postby rcgreg » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:26 pm

definitely metal - check with a used bike shop in your area - might be able to pick up one cheap.

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Re: few quick questions

Postby tech1 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:07 pm

Hi When the forks were removed they had probably pulled the connector out of the triple tree cenrter angle sensor and which HAS a connector inside the center stem for the angle sensor and if pulled on too much will disconnect. Umm yes I know personally because I went throught the hassle and found they put a connector is such a dumb place Which will disable the turn signals.
good luck tech1




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