Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade


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Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby Kas413 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:30 pm



I am having trouble finding a turn switch for my 1989 GL1500 that has the Aspencade dressing on it. I located a switch on Ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/272028048469?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT, part number, 35020-MAM-A70, but the seller told me the Aspencade model did not officially come out until 1991.

I go to http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemparts ... h-except,& http://www.motorcyclepartspitstop.com/o ... tch-except, select the Handle Switch Except section/schematic/list for each site and find the part # is shown as: 35200-MT2-003, but have been told it has been discontinued from Honda when I call this and many other part houses.

Can anyone help me locate the correct switch and instruct on how to replace?

Thank you, Ken

Pictures of my existing switch are below: see the hazard button missing
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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby joeincalif » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:00 pm

what do you mean by Aspencade dressing on it
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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby Kas413 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:34 pm

The bike, according to all VIN checks is a GL 1500 not an Aspencade. I got the term "Aspencade dressing" from one of the salvage yard guys when describing my bike.

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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:56 am

Try Gary at CycleMax Part # 9 on this page - http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... -AND-GRIPS

I ordered and received one for my 92 Aspencade from him a couple of years ago.
You can read about the installation, here.

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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby Kas413 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:03 am

Thanks for the info. I will contact CycleMax about the switch; the only problem I foresee is that the part # listed on his schematic is the same as on all other sites, so not sure if he will actually have any, but I will reach out and ask.

As for the link to replace the switch, I am a little unsure about it because it is mainly about replacing the fans & removing the fairing. Are the wires and connectors near the triple tree & ignition switch, or elsewhere below the shelter?

Ken

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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby MikeB » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:37 am

Replacing that switch assembly is a real process. Just about everything needs to come off of the bike from the seat forward.

The fairing itself can stay on but the attaching bolts and screws for the fairing need to be removed. To do that, you need to remove the right and left air ducts to get at the hidden screws. Once all the fairing securing screws and bolts are removed, the fairing can be lifted and you can get access to the connectors for the switch assembly. Those connectors are mounted above the radiators on both sides of the bike.

Make sure you pay attention to the wire routing. It is important that you get it all routed back the same way.
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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:48 am

MikeB wrote:Replacing that switch assembly is a real process. Just about everything needs to come off of the bike from the seat forward.

The fairing itself can stay on but the attaching bolts and screws for the fairing need to be removed. To do that, you need to remove the right and left air ducts to get at the hidden screws. Once all the fairing securing screws and bolts are removed, the fairing can be lifted and you can get access to the connectors for the switch assembly. Those connectors are mounted above the radiators on both sides of the bike.

Make sure you pay attention to the wire routing. It is important that you get it all routed back the same way.


I've accessed (disconnected and reconnected) those connectors before without pulling the fairing or lifting it - but it took some long needle-nose pliers and a LOT of patience (and skinned knuckles). What was Honda thinking burying those connectors in there?!?

Oh...same thing they were thinking when they designed the bike so you had to remove a saddlebag in order to access the relay portion of the fuse panel. Or so that you had to remove the trunk in order to access the turn signal flasher.

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Re: Turn switch for 1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Postby MikeB » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:20 pm

Yup, the connectors can be disconnected and reconnected without pulling or lifting the fairing but the old wires just can not be properly removed and the new wires installed without raising the fairing. I just did one a month ago. With the fairing loose, it was so much easier to access everything.


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