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Turn signal problem
I have a turn signal problem on an 83 Aspencade. When I turn them on the opposite front light will come on and stay on solid and the other side goes out. After the bike warms up for about 5 min the signals all work normal until I shut the bike off and let it cool. Any ideas?
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#1 10-08-2009, 09:13 AM,
God I hate intermintant electrical problems!! :-W The simplest thing that occurs to me would be to see if the turn flasher and the emergency flasher are the same, (I think they are), and switching them out to see if the turn signals work correctly then.
1985 Limited Edition
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#2 10-08-2009, 10:06 AM,
Usually oddbal problems like this are caused by a bad ground in the circuit. Could be a bad connection in one of the plugs up near the steering head. Start searching for the problem by looking for green, corroded connectors then move on to check the actual connections from one side to the other with an ohm meter. Using the wiring schematics will get you to the right connectors a lot faster, but checking all connections isn't going to hurt anything.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#3 10-08-2009, 10:54 AM,
Flasher relay, most likely. If you check them during normal operation, you should find that the opposite lamp stays illuminated. All turn functions are controlled through the turn switch and the relay, since the posers must turn off in the turn mode. I'm still looking for the schematic. A couple of years ago, I finally found it and made sense of the whole mess. I'll keep looking.
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#4 10-08-2009, 05:33 PM,
Thanks for all the info guys, these problems can be a pain but I am sure I will find the problems with help from you guys.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#5 10-08-2009, 06:14 PM,
I found the problem, I checked the connections and wiring with no luck. This bike doesn't seem to have emergency flashers so there is only one flasher unit, I tapped the flasher with a wrench and on they came. I think I will change it over to an auto flasher. Thanks for all the help.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#6 10-10-2009, 05:45 AM,
Good for you Lane, that was easy enough.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#7 10-10-2009, 07:42 AM,
Ah!!! The old "Beat on it till it Work's" Ploy eh?!!! :mrgreen: I'm glad it was that simple!
1985 Limited Edition
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#8 10-10-2009, 11:08 AM,
Yea, I really lucked out on this one, I hate electrical problems especially when they are intermittent.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
1985 Aspencade
2002 Vulcan
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#9 10-10-2009, 11:47 AM,


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