Turning lights


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
nedntrish
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am
Location: andover, ks
Motorcycle: 1991 honda goldwing aspencade

Turning lights

Postby nedntrish » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:06 pm



Does anybody know how to force the lower faring turning lights to stay on instead of just when a turn signal has been activated. I rather have the visibility and be better seen. Also, it looks like I have bulb out to oncoming traffic.



User avatar
spiralout
Posts: 1050
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:41 pm
Location: Alabama
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000 (gone)
1980 GL1100I (with '77 1000 engine)
1996 GL1500 SE

Re: Turning lights

Postby spiralout » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:02 am

I'm pretty sure you clip the green wire at the relay for the cornering lights. Do a site search. It's on here somewhere.

User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800 still young at 108,900 miles

Re: Turning lights

Postby AZgl1800 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:13 am

^^^

IIRC, Spiralout is correct.
John
'02 Gl1800 Hot Rod Yellow,
daughter named her Big Bird :lol:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com

nedntrish
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am
Location: andover, ks
Motorcycle: 1991 honda goldwing aspencade

Re: Turning lights

Postby nedntrish » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:30 am

I would think that somebody else would have the ingenious idea but I haven't found it yet. I figured there was a relay for the lights, now I have to find it too lol!


User avatar
Happytrails
Posts: 653
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:13 pm
Location: Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1991 Goldwing 1500 SE

Re: Turning lights

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:40 pm

Maybe I'm mistaken but I thought some people got melted relays and wiring from snipping the wire. Its not too much more to wire it to the battery or bettet put it on a switch. Your choice of course but its an option to consider. I already had an EC powerplate so this worked fine. Depends how you want to do it and your budget.... if you have one for this.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

nedntrish
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am
Location: andover, ks
Motorcycle: 1991 honda goldwing aspencade

Re: Turning lights

Postby nedntrish » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:45 pm

My original idea was to just rewire the lights. But I was hoping for a simple on/off switch fixit type thing. I definitely will put a smaller bulb in so nothing gets too hot in the light fixture.

User avatar
Happytrails
Posts: 653
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:13 pm
Location: Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1991 Goldwing 1500 SE

Re: Turning lights

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:55 pm

nedntrish wrote:My original idea was to just rewire the lights. But I was hoping for a simple on/off switch fixit type thing. I definitely will put a smaller bulb in so nothing gets too hot in the light fixture.


The OEM cornering bulb was 35w I think. If you go LED then your already way ahead on heat and less amps. Its possible to add a switch and keep it somewhat simple. What I did was buy a showchrome switch that mounts on the front brake reservoir. And I made wire harnesses that used the OEM grounds but the power comes from the powerplate. And the powerplate has a relay to the bikes accessory terminals. But you could add a switch and relay by themselves. Or try the wire snipping method with LED bulbs. Having them on a switch is nice though.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset

nedntrish
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am
Location: andover, ks
Motorcycle: 1991 honda goldwing aspencade

Re: Turning lights

Postby nedntrish » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:18 am

Any idea where the relays are located?

User avatar
spiralout
Posts: 1050
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:41 pm
Location: Alabama
Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000 (gone)
1980 GL1100I (with '77 1000 engine)
1996 GL1500 SE

Re: Turning lights

Postby spiralout » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:37 am

Happytrails wrote:Maybe I'm mistaken but I thought some people got melted relays and wiring from snipping the wire...

I haven't done the mod to my bike, but from what I remember reading the problem was melted housings from having the OEM bulb on constantly, not melted wires and relays.

nedntrish wrote:Any idea where the relays are located?

Yes and I'm sure it's in the links I gave you in post #5. There are some posts here by virgil describing switched circuits for them, too.

User avatar
Charlie1Horse
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade 4Sale soon
1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Turning lights

Postby Charlie1Horse » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:21 pm

I think the relays are on the frame tubes (one on each side by the radiators just above the cornering lights. You will have to remove the lower fairings to gain access.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

nedntrish
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 am
Location: andover, ks
Motorcycle: 1991 honda goldwing aspencade

Re: Turning lights

Postby nedntrish » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:33 pm

I saw the link, thanks. And a hot bulb is my biggest concert, I can rig lights all day. LEDs get hot but I'll have to do some more chucking to make sure they don't get too hot.




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bigbiker0 and 3 guests