Corning light kit... aftermarket..


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Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby hotmop » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:01 pm



I have a 2000 1500A goldwing.. I get a corner light kit. kit came with lights and solenoids. Was to be a plug and play item.. ya right.. well both lights stay on when turn signals are off.. right light comes on when left turn signal and left light comes on with right turn signal. The bike has factory connectors for lights and solenoids ... HELP... thanks Joe



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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:25 pm

Is the lamp designed to operate as a marker light and then get bright on turn?If so there may be a improper wiring inside the lamp.I think someone here had that problem(Wingadmin) http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewt ... f=6&t=9689

On my 88,normally,the cornering lights are off all the time till I activate the turn signal.At that time the relay is actually turned off to allow volts to go to the lamp through the normally closed contact.

So,what I need to know is how you expect the lights to work.What the lamps contacts look like.From this We can determine how to test it and fix it up the way you want.
I used another relay on mine,changed the socket and put in a standard tail/brake lamp.Now it lights up like a marker light and turns bright for cornering.
There are a few posts about marker/running/cornering lights on the search section too.

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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby thrasherg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:38 pm

Sorry, but what is a cornering light? Just a drive light that is aimed of to one side to light up the road in a corner? Never heard of them before?

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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:56 pm

thrasherg wrote:Sorry, but what is a cornering light? Just a drive light that is aimed of to one side to light up the road in a corner? Never heard of them before?

Gary



Let's call them fog lights and you'll probably know what they are. In the old days on cars there was a white light on the front corners that would come steady on when the signal was activated. Idea was to light up the area as you went around the corner. The 1500 Goldwing had them in the earlier years and they operated that way (to my knowledge). In later years Honda went away from the "cornering" idea and just has them on full time with the ignition.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:06 pm

That's a fact,my 88 is configured with lower white marker lights that turn bright on the side that's blinking.So by the original post,it appears to be wired for cornering lights.that's why they go on with the turn signal.just wired wrong.We need to know what he wants the
To do to be able to provide more info.

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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:50 pm

There are apparently two different kits available depending how you want the lights to behave. Either as cornering lights which are activated by the signal or as driving lights activated by ignition.

Cornering Lights: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/83/455


Driving Lights: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/83/321


Both are stated as being plug and play by Cyclemax and I trust that. The OP may have these plugged into the wrong connectors and needs to be sure of the kit he has.
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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Exactly.that's why I asked in the first post"how do you want the lights to work"

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Re: Corning light kit... aftermarket..

Postby robb » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:57 am

My 89 has them factory wired as a corning lamp with frosted lense that works with signal. Lite is directed to side, 15 or so degree. Great for seeing where bike is going before it gets there, but poor for driving lights. Bike also has upper driving lights with clear lense that greatly enhance forward view.

The aftermarket kit with clear lense can be purchased for drivin or cornering, but do not offer as much side light as frosted lense. Bought a set of replacement clear lense and quickly learned I had lost the side lite area so the stock were reinstalled.




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