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by yechave
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

Yes the switch is on the underside of the clutch lever (mounted on the handlebars). I would try disconnecting the switch and see if the lights still dim, if they don't then the problem is related to the clutch switch circuit. Seems I may be at this point. I have disconnected the switch and did not ...
by yechave
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

I found the 2 posts after my comment, from Wingdocs with a search on google: Just a note on testing done with our 06. Battery load test showed no problem with the battery when trying to solve the lights dimming. A second dealer felt it was necessary to replace the battery anyway, as they had no othe...
by yechave
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

I tested the bike tonight, with and without the wires attached to the clutch lever. Didn't seem to make much difference. It did however make a big difference when the bike was back at idle speed and the brakes were on as well, both with and without the wires attached. The occasions I did find the li...
by yechave
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

Thanks for the info. I will try to test that in the next week (have to look to see if I can get at those wires). I know all that was taken apart last year and I do recall seeing the wires on the last part of the install, but no one tested or removed the wires to see if that changed the lights dimmin...
by yechave
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

It sounds to me like the clutch switch is causing some kind of short circuit which is pulling the volts down.. I would be checking the electrical circuits around the clutch switch for an incorrect connection. Gary Shall I assume this switch is on the handlebar? One of the first threads I saw relate...
by yechave
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems with 06 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Electrical problems with 06 GL1800

Hi, Have an 2006 we bought in 2010, it had 7500 miles. It needed an alternator at 8K, tranny rebuild at 12k (that was bad when we bought it). Extended warranty has been priceless. However, I still have an issue with the lights dimming when I pull in the clutch. I had posted about this for nearly a y...