New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
Post Reply
ApplecoreR6
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Location: Malvern Ohio
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100I

New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by ApplecoreR6 »



Hi there, second post today, but I purchased some turn signals for my 1981 Gl1100I, I wanted to go naked so I received these turn signals and they only have the two wires, in the description of the item it tells me that there are two wires, but neither are for daytime running. But my Goldwing has a 3 ping connector to the left and right turn signal. How in the world do I connect a 2 wire(green and black) to a 3 ping (green, orange/white, and a solid orange)

I tried to connect them, I connected the green and orange and left the center orange/white alone and got the light to activate but would not blink. My issue is the blinking, how do I get this to work?


the blinkers http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-Turn-Signals ... #vi-ilComp
Attachments

the wires (2 to a 3 ping)
the wires (2 to a 3 ping)




User avatar
jeffcosmo
Posts: 226
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:26 pm
Location: Burlington, WI (Honey Lake)
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade (parts bike)

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by jeffcosmo »

IS the light bulb one or two filament??

ApplecoreR6
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Location: Malvern Ohio
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100I

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by ApplecoreR6 »

jeffcosmo wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:44 pm
IS the light bulb one or two filament??
The new signals are one filament

User avatar
jeffcosmo
Posts: 226
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:26 pm
Location: Burlington, WI (Honey Lake)
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade (parts bike)

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by jeffcosmo »

The green wire goes to ground, the orange to the turn signal lead. The parking/running light lead is best taped up.

ApplecoreR6
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Location: Malvern Ohio
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100I

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by ApplecoreR6 »

jeffcosmo wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 am
The green wire goes to ground, the orange to the turn signal lead. The parking/running light lead is best taped up.
Will getting a double filament fix my problem of the signals not flashing?

User avatar
thrasherg
Posts: 2123
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:21 am
Location: Plano, TX
Motorcycle: 2017 Yamaha FZ07, 2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 2005 Honda Shadow 750, CRF450X, CRF230, CRF250X, XR200, CR500, Gas Gas TXT200

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by thrasherg »

usually double filament bulbs have a different mount so a double filament bulb will not fit in your single filament bulb housing!! If it does fit, you are still missing the correct connection at the base of the bulb and the third wire that you need to connect to your wings harness. Basically what you have now will allow the indicators to work as indicators, but not also as running lights. If you want indicators and running lights you will need to buy new indicators that have the correct mount and wiring for a twin filament bulb.

Sorry gary

User avatar
jeffcosmo
Posts: 226
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:26 pm
Location: Burlington, WI (Honey Lake)
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade
1983 GL1100 Aspencade (parts bike)

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by jeffcosmo »

ApplecoreR6 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:05 pm
jeffcosmo wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 am
The green wire goes to ground, the orange to the turn signal lead. The parking/running light lead is best taped up.
Will getting a double filament fix my problem of the signals not flashing?
No. Wiring it correctly will. Sorry to be blunt, but that is the way it is.

ApplecoreR6
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Location: Malvern Ohio
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100I

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by ApplecoreR6 »

jeffcosmo wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:37 pm
ApplecoreR6 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:05 pm
jeffcosmo wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 am
The green wire goes to ground, the orange to the turn signal lead. The parking/running light lead is best taped up.
Will getting a double filament fix my problem of the signals not flashing?
No. Wiring it correctly will. Sorry to be blunt, but that is the way it is.
No worrys, I'm here for answers and that's what I'm receiving haha thanks for the help guys appreciate I will keep you posted on any thing I do.

GLELEVEN
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 7:25 am
Location: STERLING ILLINOIS
Motorcycle: 1980 GOLDWING GL1100

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by GLELEVEN »

I have a 1980 gl1100. tried to install new front signals and they lit up very weakly and would not flash. I only have 2 wires coming from the bike to original signals (both wires are black). I ordered new signals with 2 wires. I discovered that the old signals get ground from the fork bracket they are mounted on. How can i make my new signals work?

User avatar
Joneszy
Posts: 145
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Location: Manitoba Canada
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade Stripped
1999 Valkyrie CT
1978 Gl1000 "Trickster"

Re: New turn signals, 2 wires for a 3 ping adapter.

Post by Joneszy »

GLELEVEN wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 am
I have a 1980 gl1100. tried to install new front signals and they lit up very weakly and would not flash. I only have 2 wires coming from the bike to original signals (both wires are black). I ordered new signals with 2 wires. I discovered that the old signals get ground from the fork bracket they are mounted on. How can i make my new signals work?
It would appear that you have a bike with wiring that has been "butchered" a bit. The front turn signals should on one side have an orange, an orange with white stripe and a ground. The other side is light blue and light blue with white stripe plus ground. They are two filament bulbs. The rear are one filament bulbs. On the front the "weaker" of the filaments is running light and the other turnsignal.There is no running light other than the tail light at the rear. In any event suggest you download a wiring scheme for your bike and go from there. Very hard to visualize unless you know what to look for. Some aftermarket lights work as you say and get their ground through the mounts. I have a 78 that I put new lights on and had to ground the units to the head light housing so that they operated properly. A wiring diagram is your friend. You can download a color schematic for your bike at the top of the forum page under "Manuals" Here:
/Docs/Honda%20G ... -DDF6B.jpg



Post Reply