Can't figure out which part is which


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popogrunge
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Can't figure out which part is which

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I am trying to find the turn signal flasher relay on a 1978 gl1200i to replace it with an electronic one (to replace my turn signals with LED turn signals) and I am now thoroughly confused. Is it a square piece or a round one and is there more than one? I keep getting confusing information from the internet and the schematic is not helpful here? Any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Can't figure out which part is which

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I hope '78 is a typo and you meant '87 as a '78 would have been a GL1000. If I remember correctly it's the square one under the cross bar under the seat. I'll give you a bit of advice. I went LED on my turn signals and promptly went back to the old setup. The LED worked fine except the signal canceler wouldn't work and to me that was just too big a PIA to mess with. I have since upgraded to an 1800, but I do miss the 1200 at times.

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Re: Can't figure out which part is which

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Sorry I did mean 87 i type dyslexic at times :oops:

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If your not sure..Turn on the hazards and feel which one is clicking :)

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Re: Can't figure out which part is which

Post by WingAdmin »

I don't remember the shape on the 1200 - on the 1100 the original one is round, but not many of those still around. Lots of them have been replaced with non-OEM square ones, so you can't go by the shape. Like virgil said, turn it on and find the clicking.

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Re: Can't figure out which part is which

Post by virgilmobile »

I kinda learned to not over think a problem.
If you wanna know if its hot.. Spit on it :lol:



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