Still having electric issues


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Dbett22
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Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:10 pm
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000

Still having electric issues

Post by Dbett22 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:47 am



OK I am completely stumped. My 78 GL 1000 lost all turn signal functionality lights everything replaced the left control switch now my turn signal left will turn on the right will not turn on the headlights and tail lights will not come on. I am including pictures of the hacked up wiring that was done before I owned it. I think it might be a short but not sure where to look anymore.
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Not sure why this was done this way. Any suggestions?
Not sure why this was done this way. Any suggestions?




Not sure why I have extra wires in the headlight.
Not sure why I have extra wires in the headlight.






Jos59
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Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 am
Location: Berg en Terblijt Limburg Netherlands
Motorcycle: Gl 1000 K2 1978

Re: Still having electric issues

Post by Jos59 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:23 am

The only option you have is to walk true it with the orininal wiring scheme. I know it takes a lot of time, and while you are at it clean all your connectors with a contact spray. I have to do mine 1978 k2 this winter, it runs but the electric wiring is raped by the previous owner. Seems that lots of people are colourblind, i have got a lot of grey wires in it. Good luck!

phoenixtubs
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Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:56 pm
Location: Chicago, IL
Motorcycle: 1985 Interstate
1987 VT700C Shadow
1978 GL 1000

Re: Still having electric issues

Post by phoenixtubs » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:29 am

There's some good info on this in the Reference section.

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