aspencade whistles and bells


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winguyjo
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aspencade whistles and bells

Post by winguyjo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 am



i replaced my broken fairing with one that must have come off an aspencade (don't know what year).
there is an instrument cluster that includes : clock, altimeter (?), ambient temp gauge (?), and volt meter.
directly applying battery voltage and ground brings the voltmeter (the only one i really need) to life but the others appear to be stone dead.
am i missing something ?

thanks
joe



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Re: aspencade whistles and bells

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:14 pm

winguyjo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 am
i replaced my broken fairing with one that must have come off an aspencade (don't know what year).
there is an instrument cluster that includes : clock, altimeter (?), ambient temp gauge (?), and volt meter.
directly applying battery voltage and ground brings the voltmeter (the only one i really need) to life but the others appear to be stone dead.
am i missing something ?

thanks
joe
The altimeter is an aneroid barometer that depends on a delicate, sealed metal tube that snakes down into the fairing, and that rarely makes it this long without being bent and broken, so it's not surprising that it's dead.

winguyjo
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Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete.
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete.
wing3 : 81 gl1100i frame / 82 gl1100a engine / 81cb900 bits & pieces coming summer of 2019.

Re: aspencade whistles and bells

Post by winguyjo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:49 pm

thanks, wingadmin.
whatever delicate metal tube was once attached to the altimeter is completely gone. guess i will have to live without one like 99.9% of the bikes out there.
temperature gauge appears to be in a similar state; there is an insulated copper lead but the sensor end appears to have been snipped off. guess i will have to figure out whether it is hot or cold out the old fashioned way.
the clock, aside from being stone cold dead, has a pathetically yellowed lens. maybe i can figure out the time of day by seeing where the sun is in the sky ?
seems like a good opportunity to re-locate the volt meter and make some sort of cup holder in place of all this dead weight. :)

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