DIY Articles a great help


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Captain422
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DIY Articles a great help

Postby Captain422 » Sat May 26, 2012 10:07 pm



Thank you to WingAmin and others for the DIY articles posted on this site. I changed my timing belts today with the help of the "How to change your timing belts" article posted by WingAdmin at http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9774. I would not even have considered doing it on my own without the aid of this type of step by step information available on this site. I also changed my cornering lights to LED's with the help of the DIY article written by WingAdmin at http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9444. My next attempt will be changing my saddlebag lights to LED's with another one of the articles in the DIY list. I am sure it is a lot of work, and takes much effort to post one of these articles with step by step instructions and photos, but I am grateful to all of the contributors for doing so. It is much appreciated.



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Re: DIY Articles a great help

Postby redial » Mon May 28, 2012 6:52 am

+1

I am amazed at the amount of effort you have gone to, to make these items so useful and easy to follow.
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Re: DIY Articles a great help

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 1:28 pm

Glad that they help out - that's 100% the intent behind them, to enable people to do this kind of stuff on their own.

It does take quite a bit longer to do this work when I stop to take pictures so often, but I love being able to help people out.

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Re: DIY Articles a great help

Postby jdjones1956 » Tue May 29, 2012 8:02 pm

Ok, I get it. I'll be changing my own belts after reading the DIY articles. I figured since I'll have everything apart already why not go ahead and change my lamps to LED and have them on all the time or on a switch. After reading about converting the lights to LEDs I didn't see how they were set up to be on all the time. Mine only comes on when the turn signal is on. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Re: DIY Articles a great help

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 9:47 pm

On yours, there will be a relay above each light, mounted to the frame. The relays are powered up to turn the cornering lights OFF. So to make the lights stay on all the time, you just need to make the relays turn off. This is fairly simple to do - there are four wires going to each relay. Cut the green wire going to each relay. This will remove the ground from the coil of the relay, de-energizing it, and causing the light to stay on at all times.

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Re: DIY Articles a great help

Postby jdjones1956 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:06 am

Couldn't get much simpler than that. Thank you.




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