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Indicator trouble
I'm in the middle of moving house and all my books are already packed, including of course the workshop manual...
Now my indicator has died. Great timing innit?
Since this morning it will either ignore the switch or else give one or two blinks then stop.
With the engine off I can hear a faint click in the dash. Which surprised me as I thought the relay would be in the dummy tank.

Any help in locating the relay and troubleshooting it very appreciated!

#1 11-21-2007, 12:59 PM,
Chapter 9 is the electrical. I can not tell where the realys are but I though they were under the shelter(fake tank)
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#2 11-21-2007, 06:51 PM,
Thanks for the tip. I've downloaded the document but it's not much help unfortunately...
It doesn't tell me where the blinker relay is, and to test it it says to swap it with the hazard relay which my naked bike doesn't have...
It's gonna be trial and error after all I'm afraid.

#3 11-28-2007, 02:41 PM,
Presumably you have the 84 Standard.
As this manual covers the 84 Standard I presume it is the same place as the Interstate and Aspencade.

Brake Light Relay
Remove the brake light relay from the bracket.
Remove the brake light relay from the coupler
Connect a fully charged 1 2 V battery and an ohmmeter to
the relay terminals as shown.
The relay is normal if there is continuity when voltage is

[Image: brakelightrelay.jpg]
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#4 11-28-2007, 02:58 PM,
Thanks Tricky,

My bike is indeed a standard, though it's got the saddle bags mounted later on. I've only had the bike a few months after fifteen years with a GL1000.
Is the relay inside the dummy tank on the left, like on the 1000?
In your image it says Brake light relay. I never realised the brake lights would have a relay. On the 1000 it's just a switch on the brake lever and pedal.

#5 11-28-2007, 03:30 PM,
The bike has two switches, one on the handlebar brake lever and one on the foot brake lever.
These control a relay that as the picture shows is in the dummy or faux tank on the right side. in front of the coolant tank.

Although I see now you have a signal lamp problem not a brake problem.

There is a complete post on indicators here:
about the sixth post down:

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#6 11-28-2007, 03:41 PM,

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