Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE


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Brujo Feo
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Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Brujo Feo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:21 am



I searched the forum; couldn't find any similar post. On my '97 SE, sometimes the clock runs perfectly. Other times, it runs EXACTLY six times fast...flipping over the minutes every ten seconds, precisely. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when it works correctly and when it doesn't.



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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:10 am

Check this out. It seems to have varying degrees of success for the people who've tried it. My '97 has similar problems, and I can say I totally believe it is humidity / moisture related. When we have dry air (rare), it works fine. Higher humidity, it will not remember the set time. Very high humidity, it displays the problem you describe, fast running clock. After I ride it (heat it up) a short while, the clock works fine. I will be replacing the bulbs in the dash soon, and am going to try the fix described below. Can't hurt.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500clockfix.htm

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Brujo Feo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:42 am

Thank you! This looks worth a try. It might be a bit daunting to get that far into disassembly, but by the time I get deep enough to replace the windshield and speakers (which it's time for...), I might as well go the rest of the way.

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:41 am

I see you call yourself Brujo Feo...

This isn't an alias is it.???

Is your real name... Hiro Nakamura

Hiro can bend time too....

Learn to control your powers..... :D :D :D :D

Good luck

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:10 am

If you are getting in that deep...do change out your dash panel light and change to LED's..it make a huge improvement over the incandescent bulbs and should last the life of the bike!!
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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:33 pm

If you're doing the speakers, you will be right there. As mentioned, LEDs would be a nice upograde. getting ready to do mine. There are how to's about the LEDs as well.

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Brujo Feo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:40 pm

DAMN, wingpilot96! Those lights are VERY nice. I'm tempted to tear into it just for that! A brief search led to this link: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998. It even lists the bulbs and resistors.

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:17 pm

Brujo Feo wrote:DAMN, wingpilot96! Those lights are VERY nice. I'm tempted to tear into it just for that! A brief search led to this link: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10998. It even lists the bulbs and resistors.

That is a great write up for changing the lights over to LED's. I also changed out the lights on my saddle bag lights, trunk lights, ring of fire and handlebar controls....link to all changes

http://s628.photobucket.com/user/wingpilot96/slideshow/Bike%20Lights

Go to DYI section and all the changes are shown there....
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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:41 pm

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:Check this out. It seems to have varying degrees of success for the people who've tried it. My '97 has similar problems, and I can say I totally believe it is humidity / moisture related. When we have dry air (rare), it works fine. Higher humidity, it will not remember the set time. Very high humidity, it displays the problem you describe, fast running clock. After I ride it (heat it up) a short while, the clock works fine. I will be replacing the bulbs in the dash soon, and am going to try the fix described below. Can't hurt.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500clockfix.htm



I tried this on my 1996 GL1500 Aspencade . It didn't work... :(
But it didn't work before either...and I replaced the bulbs to the LEDs as per the tutorial.
That worked nicely...
Clock isn't important on a motorcycle anyway..it's the one thing we are trying to get away from..time...
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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby Brujo Feo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:35 pm

"Clock isn't important on a motorcycle anyway..it's the one thing we are trying to get away from..time..."

Yeah, sure...wish I lived in THAT world. When I have an 8:30 hearing in L.A. Central, I want to know EXACTLY what time it is. Do I have to split lanes? Do I have to split lanes at a speed that would otherwise be unreasonable? I suppose that I might find an LED clock of the right size that I could just plaster over the stock one with double-sided tape.

This looks like it might be just the thing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-56-Blue-LED-P ... 35cf64364f.

Or this one, with a voltmeter and temperature function: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-led-12v ... 2ecc712cec

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Re: Clock running fast on '97 GL1500SE

Postby hondageorge » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:25 pm

Just got done with the clock repair as per the above GoldWingFacts.com instructions.
It didn't work for me either.
Took my time and cleaned three or four times and after drying, applied several coats, but now installed, and in damp or rainy weather, it still displays the wrong time until it's reset by the rider. It then holds it for the days ride, and until it's put away outside & covered. Next time you start it cold, or overnight, the time is almost always wrong again, especially when damp or high humidity weather exsists. Oh well, guess I'll just reset it for the day's ride if it is important enough. The led mod for the lights did work fine while I was in there. '97 1500SE 40K miles
No sense not trying it since it was apart on the kitchen table anyway for led changeover.




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