Saving 1982 gl1100 interstate


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Ok so long story short I’ve got my hands on an 82 was quite literally a box of parts. I have all the parts and have come a long way but have hit some stumps. It has the turn signal lights down by the front tire a series of 3 but no clear answer in manual what they connect to possible aftermarket? The headlight fairing has these odd plugs one is a brown harness plug and 2 black plugs that appear to be some sort of coax style plug. Also there is the array of switches that I assume control comms for a cb but no clear answer on what those install onto sorry if I posted in the wrong place or improperly new here.
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Also to note under the seat area is what appears to be a fuel pump? On a carb engine what I finished assembling to the point I’m at now I jumped the bike and one of those cords sizzled. I’m assuming short somewhere.

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Welcome to the forum

You cannot find the added wiring for aftermarket in the service manual. Someone has added extra wiring and switches for lights and whatever else they added which is a common occurrence on wings. You will have to trace them yourself and decide if you will keep and use or remove. There was no standard of which everyone followed to add wiring for accessories..... Many hacked into the stock harness rather than adding an accessory fuse panel and switches to wire in with to protect the stock wiring harness from overload.

If you are going to have added lights, the stator isn't high enough output for added incandescent and halogen lights so figure in costs of changing bulbs to LED to save power draw on the stator total output.

The 3 lights by the wheel are usually wired as running lights, not turn signals. They are known as fork lights.

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1982gl1100i wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Also to note under the seat area is what appears to be a fuel pump? On a carb engine what I finished assembling to the point I’m at now I jumped the bike and one of those cords sizzled. I’m assuming short somewhere.
Your wording is confusing.....

There was no fuel pump under the seat on an 1100. Just the mechanical fuel pump off the rear of the right cylinder head. Clear pictures are needed......

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I didn’t pull it out as I wasn’t aware what it was but here’s a closer picture visually to me it looks like the mounting style of a fuel pump on a car (edit thinking about it now I guess it could possibly be the fuel level indicator?)
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Just the float sending unit

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newday777 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:56 am
Just the float sending unit
https://www.randakksblog.com/fuel-sender-issues/
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newday777 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:59 am
newday777 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:56 am
Just the float sending unit
And if yours has issues....
https://www.randakksblog.com/fuel-sender-issues/


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Awesome thank you that will come in handy all great to know I tried looking down the fuel cap to see but angle wasn’t the greatest and didn’t want to pull it apart without having a replacement or idea how to fix. Any chance you would know where the red and black wires from the radiator fan go or was that an aftermarket part too?

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1982gl1100i wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:58 am

Any chance you would know where the red and black wires from the radiator fan go or was that an aftermarket part too?
It's been too long to remember that.....
What does the wiring diagram show?



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