Calling all WIngNutz!


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shadow02
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Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby shadow02 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:56 am



My fellow WingNutz, I come to you with yet a few more questions. I am in search of the “electric boot” that covers the wires leading to the junction on my front brake. Pictured is the current one that after 26 years has dry rotted beyond salvation. The parts houses say that I need to purchase the entire component in order to get that little rubber boot. My wiring cluster coming out of that fixture is fine, the boot is history. Are there any suggestions?
Secondly, the controls on the handle bars. Do these instrument's illuminate at night so you can see what they are and what you are doing?

Thanks for the help-

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby 702scottc » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:17 am

The switches on the later SE models illuminate. There is an article in the DIY section on how to replace them. My Aspencade switches don't illuminate. I guess I'm not seeing your question on the boot? I see the blue split loom, looks ok.

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby 702scottc » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:26 am

I looked at your photo again, I see what you are referring to. You could use some heat shrink tubing. They make large sizes, just unplug the switch and get a piece that slips over the plug. Would seal the assy. And look ok.

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby shadow02 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:46 am

702scottc wrote:The switches on the later SE models illuminate. There is an article in the DIY section on how to replace them. My Aspencade switches don't illuminate. I guess I'm not seeing your question on the boot? I see the blue split loom, looks ok.

It's the rubber boot at the end of the split loom.
That's a thought, I did think of shrink tubing. Just wanted to explore other options. As far as the SE or A, Big Bird is a GL 1500. No clue as to what model. Is there a sure fire way to tell?

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby Happytrails » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Good question. I look at fishes from parts places and they not even show this boot but I recognize it. Very stumped here. For lighted controls seems like this was add sometime later and on SE's maybe? I not sure but my 91 SE has them.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby Happytrails » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:29 pm

shadow02 wrote:
702scottc wrote:The switches on the later SE models illuminate. There is an article in the DIY section on how to replace them. My Aspencade switches don't illuminate. I guess I'm not seeing your question on the boot? I see the blue split loom, looks ok.

As far as the SE or A, Big Bird is a GL 1500. No clue as to what model. Is there a sure fire way to tell?


At rear bags should say SE, or Aspencade or Interstate. Other bag will just have Honda emblem on it.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby redial » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:05 pm

It is an 88 model, and they did not have SE or similar assignations. You will have to await Virgil's answer, as he has an 88 model.
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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby Mag » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:34 pm

The 88 was one model, the GL1500....and it was the higher end of the wings because it had all the "doo-da's" on it. I believe 90 or 91, they started making the Wing with out the CB and such.

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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby dingdong » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:14 am

On the lighted controls the lettering is white opaque plastic that lets the light show through. With the non lighted controls the lettering is painted white.
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Re: Calling all WIngNutz!

Postby dingdong » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:58 am

It seems the lighted controls didn't occur until 1990.


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