Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500


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Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:16 pm



The white connector on the right in picture....what is it, where does it go? Have not found these colors, nor the connector in my Clymer manual. Even checked 1989, 1990, California model, European spec. And is it missing a wire, or is the empty "socket" supposed to be empty. Anyone ????
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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 16, 2012 6:38 pm

I'll look on mine to see.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 16, 2012 6:43 pm

Where on the bike is this located?

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Wed May 16, 2012 7:03 pm

These wires are located at rear of battery, near starter relay B. There also seems to have been heat, as the connector has evidence of slight melting. The missing wire should enter bottom of connector in picture, and the wire going into it on top is green (ground i assume) . Not been able to find the other end of any of these wires.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Wed May 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Colors are : Black with blue stripe (on top of connector) and Black with red stripe (at bottom).....besides the solid Green on top.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 16, 2012 9:49 pm

My 88 has the exact same plug and wires in the same configuration.
I also can't find any reference to them on any schematic.
The other wires obviously go to the relay.
I'd have to ring the wires to find them.
Are you having a problem?

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 17, 2012 9:41 am

I see two instances of a black/blue wire in the schematic:

- Coming from fuse 4, leading to both radiator fans (+12V when ignition ON)
- Coming from pin 3 on C49 (ECU) leading to fuel pump (+12V when ignition ON and in START)

And for the black/red, I found:

- Between the coil for the reverse switch relay and the reverse diode assembly (solid state +12V from reverse control unit, energizes for 1 second then de-energizes - goes through reverse switch relay coil, then through black/red to reverse diode assembly)

- ECU output to PAIR solenoid valve


Don't know if any of this will help at all. None of this looks likely to be sent through a 2P connector next to the battery, and none of these wire descriptions have anything really in common.

Does anything stop working if you disconnect it?

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:30 pm

Virgil.....Still working on reverse problem, seemingly electrical related. Not sure if these had something to do with it. Does yours also only having green going in on one side of connector?
Wingadm.....thanks. Not sure if "your" wires are the same as shown here. Does black/red and black/blue interconnect in your schematic? Have not tried any components/accessories with them disconnected. Never thought of that....duh.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 17, 2012 4:00 pm

[quote="zamboni920"]Virgil.....Still working on reverse problem, seemingly electrical related. Not sure if these had something to do with it. Does yours also only having green going in on one side of connector?
Yes,mine looks exactly like yours.
What problems are you having?What does it do?
Here's a post with some info..viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11053

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Virgil....I did follow the topic you linked to, but my issue is a little different. Do not know how to insert link, but this is URL address to my problem. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10729

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:41 pm

WOW....that copy and paste appeared as a link. I am impressed with myself :D . Learn something new every day.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Thu May 17, 2012 6:18 pm

OK...got it...I'll start reviewing the posts and schematics in the morning to see what I can come up with.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby Kiwi2 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:01 am

I have had a look at my Wing and cannot find anything that looks like what you have there. I have attached a picture of the "same" area. On your picture those wires etc come down to just above the brake cylinder and on mine there are no wires???



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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:25 pm

Kiwi2.....assuming your have reverse, you should at least have the double 5amp fuses(the large white "box"). The round, male connector and the small black connector goes to starter relay B. I do not see your relay B in picture, and it should be located in the same area. I am thinking yours have a slightly different set-up, as beeing an New Zealand bike. Clymer manual have differences listed according to what country/continent it was built for.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby Kiwi2 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:54 pm

My bike is US standard and it has reverse, so the wiring may be tucked up under the seat area. Next time I need to change the front tyre I will remove the seat.
I don't know why I have to remove the seat but it appears that every time you want to do something you have to remove the seat so I just thought I would. :lol:

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby zamboni920 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:06 pm

:lol: You are so right....the seat must of no matter what you do :D . Should have been some sort of quick removal bit :lol: .
Those wires might indeed be tucked away somehwere.....unless they are an add-on on my bike, although Virgilmobile have them on his also.
Maybe it is one of those mysteries that will forever remain a mystery :lol: .

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby Bamaeagle » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:48 am

Geez I love a good mystery........ :?: :?: :?: :P
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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:06 am

Even tho I found the wires,they were inside a rubber boot and tucked in real deep.It took some digging to find them.I still don't know where they go.

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Re: Mystery wires!? 1988 GL1500

Postby Kiwi2 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:18 am

Iv'e just returned from a Mid Winter Gold Wing Rally ....... let me have a look over the next couple of days.




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