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by swr1977
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Now my turn signal buzzer/clicker doesn't work anymore! Could that be because there isn't enough resistance? Do I need to use a higher ohm load resistor? I didn't have a chance to figure out how to make the turn signal buzzer/clicker work before it started working nonstop, unless the bike is at idl...
by swr1977
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

If your fuel Gauge reads empty with a half tank left, it is working like most other users on GL1000's. Regulator will not fix that. Some have fiddled with the float arm but best to just go by miles. Not sure on the 7 vs 8.4 but might have to do with the amperage. The regulation voltage did not chan...
by swr1977
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

What do you think? I know it looks bad but I figure if only one gauge and the 7 volt regulator work then $25 is well worth it! Except for that hole, it isn't bad. Looks like it would have cleaned up nicely. I just purchased it after the seller sent me a better picture. What is the difference?... mi...
by swr1977
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

What's the issue with the fuel gauge? I go by mileage only. I also go by mileage but would like my gauge to be as accurate as possible. Right now when it's full it reads correctly... but when it's reads empty I've got about half a tank. I've already pulled out and check my float and it's working fi...
by swr1977
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1978 vrs 1979 Gauges
Replies: 7
Views: 212

1978 vrs 1979 Gauges

I'm wondering if the center gauges (above the false tank) are the same from a 1978 GL1000 -> 1979 GL1000? and the 7 volt regulator ? I am having problems with my fuel gauge reading incorrectly and wondering if the 7volt regulator needs to be changed. I found someone selling a 1979 gauge pod for $25 ...
by swr1977
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Thanks... I did manage to change the flasher unit with the new electronic LED flasher relay (link above) and replaced the original bulbs with LED bulbs ... then I figured out if I wired the LED light load resistor to the load side of the relay the turn signals now flash rather then just stay on! Now...
by swr1977
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Do not use butt connectors on a bike!!! Those are meant for house wiring, primarily for solid conductors. They're intended to be used on wiring that does not move, heat up, is not subject to vibration...you get the idea. They're about the worst thing you can use on a bike, as they loosen over time,...
by swr1977
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge

Make sure the disconnects you put on the yellow wires are CLEAN - any contamination in there will generate heat, which will cause more oxidation, more resistance, more heat, until it melts. First thing to check is whether or not the stator is putting out enough power. Disconnect the three yellow wi...
by swr1977
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

I think I found the problem! I think rather then using the quick disconnects I'll switch back to what the PO used (butt connectors)

WingAdmin... I will run your test after I get this fixed just to make sure the stator is working correctly.
by swr1977
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge

I think I found the problem! I think rather then using the quick disconnects I'll switch back to what the PO used (butt connectors)

WingAdmin... I will run your test after I get this fixed just to make sure the stator is working correctly.
by swr1977
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Dead Battery / Low Voltage On Gauge

I think have some sort of a charging problem as when I got home from a 40-50 mile ride today my battery was dead... I knew something was wrong when my volt gauge was reading 8-10 volts most of the way home. I have noticed the voltage gauge reading low on a few rides before but never down in the red ...
by swr1977
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

You need to keep in mind, that as long as your bike has the OEM STATOR on it, replacing filament bulbs with LEDs will put more stress on the Voltage Regulator. that is because a STATOR runs at full maximum output all the time, RPM determines how much output. so, you need to offset the loss of load ...
by swr1977
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

I was thinking about ordering this one: https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/flashers-load-resistors/electronic-led-flasher-relays-for-motorcycle/787/842/ but don't know how to wire it in? Any help / ideas? The bottom of the original flasher has an L and a X but I don't know which is +12volts a...
by swr1977
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

You need to keep in mind, that as long as your bike has the OEM STATOR on it, replacing filament bulbs with LEDs will put more stress on the Voltage Regulator. that is because a STATOR runs at full maximum output all the time, RPM determines how much output. so, you need to offset the loss of load ...
by swr1977
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

I was thinking about ordering this one: https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/flashers-load-resistors/electronic-led-flasher-relays-for-motorcycle/787/842/ but don't know how to wire it in? Any help / ideas? The bottom of the original flasher has an L and a X but I don't know which is +12volts an...
by swr1977
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

The BA9 dash leds both improve function and reduce amperage. Win win on those If you do not want to change out the flasher, there is another way. The front blinkers are running lights and on all the time, so I replaced those with superbright 90 degree leds. But the rear blinkers are not running lig...
by swr1977
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your engine oil
Replies: 65
Views: 57174

Re: How to change your engine oil

Dexter17 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Fantastic is there a picture of the commonly lost washer I don't see mine is it possible the last oil change lost it
If you still have your old oil filter check it... I've had mine sick too it!
by swr1977
Fri May 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

The single crimp connectors that were used in your repaired harness typically contribute to the problem. A new harness will help you eliminate those, but if you have to make any repairs to the harness in the future there are a couple of better methods described in this thread: http://goldwingdocs.c...
by swr1977
Fri May 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Had the same idea. I've tried some alibaba ones the rear lights on my vetter fairing. 3/4 worked. They're decently bright and may help reduce the load on the electrical system if you put them elsewhere too. If you go for expensive ones for in the dash, i would take warm colors and make sure they ha...
by swr1977
Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

I've been thinking about replacing all the original bulbs in my 1970 GL1000 with LEDs and have had several people tell me not to purchase the cheap ones from ebay! Example link... https://www.ebay.com/itm/272767532421?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 20Pcs BA9S LED White 1895 fo...
by swr1977
Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Thank you to all who've commented... and I appreciate you trying to have me modify/buy/replace with something newer and better rather then replacing with original parts that might not be as reliable. I will consider "Rest-O-Moding" the electrical system... but that still leaves me with my original q...
by swr1977
Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Better to buy something newer than 40 years old. I replaced mine with a 2006 CBR600rr unit and it had exactly the same wires. Much better performance as it is Mosfet and not a grounded unit. So let me get this straight ... the rectifier from a 2006 CBR600rr is the same as a rectifier from a 1978 GL...
by swr1977
Thu May 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Would the wiring harness & plugs from a 77 -> 78 be the same? I just found this but don't know!? https://www.ebay.com/itm/77-HONDA-GOLDWING-GL1000-GL-1000-MAIN-WIRING-HARNESS-LOOM/172796318389?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50544%26meid%3D897f5252bf5c4daf9543b8575f1f0686%26...
by swr1977
Thu May 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Instrument lights
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Instrument lights

This is what I ordered: 2 1157-R18-T: Red 1 1157-A27-T: Amber 2 1156-A27-T: Amber 2 BA9S-AHP5: Amber As far as the color: https://www.superbrightleds.com/carbulb_notes.php#ColorChoice Thanks... I'm looking at https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/ba9s-ba7s/ba9s-led-bulb-5-smd-led-tower-ba9s-retr...
by swr1977
Thu May 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Need Rectifier & Wiring Harness

Can anyone tell me where to get a rectifier 31700-371-000 and ALL the wires / wiring harness & plugs that goes to it... the "rats nest" I have needs to be replace! I have an under voltage charging problem! The previous owner removed the plug and replaced with quick disconnects. Last summer I found a...