I like it. How about some specifics?
Okay, I discovered this from my forum friend Dave Skaggs. When I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting spark, I learned that you can run 12 volts directly to pin 2 of the ECU and it will automatically give spark to your Goldwing and allow it to run, thus bypassing whatever safety circuit that's shutting down the 12v from your ECU and preventing the wing to get spark. When I did this, I immediately got spark. This eliminated the possibility of the ECU being bad but told me that something was wrong. My problem was that I had a bad connection from the #2 pin in the ECU connector to the #2 pin on the actual ECU which happens to be the pin that ultimately feeds the 12 volts to your coils. This is the Black & White wire on the connector.
So my install procedure will be the following:
1. Drill a large diameter hole into the Ignition switch console or other desirable location. The diameter should the same size as the diameter of the lighted rocker switch you intend to install. Now press in the rocker switch and set aside for now.
2. Next, disconnect the ECU harness cable from the ECU.
3. Now remove the ECU from the bike's frame and unscrew the 4 screws on the end of the ECU. (This will allow you to slide out the circuit board to gain access to the pins inside)
NOTE: The pin assignments are labeled on the circuit board as to what each pin is assigned to. (very convenient)
3. Next solder a wire to pin 2 on the ECU circuit board and NOT at the ECU connector.
4. Drill a feed hole into the ECU end (the end with the 4 screws) and feed the wire you've just soldered through this hole.
5. Now run this wire along the frame and up to the lighted rocker switch that you've installed in step 1.
6. Next attach the soldered wire (from ECU pin 2) to one pole of the lighted rocker switch. On the other switch pole, attach another wire and route it to the 12v auxiliary (+) screw located in the fuse box.
7. Carefully slide the circuit board back into the ECU case and secure it to the case with the 4 screws you removed in step 2.
8. Reattach the ECU to the frame.
9. Reinstall the ECU connector.
10. Enjoy your next ride knowing that you'll always get home.
There you have it. I will get more detailed on the poles of the switch after I've installed this so that it is 100% accurate. I will then produce a new thread with revised instructions and photos.
I will come up with a way to test the override switch before reassembling the ECU and mounting it back onto the frame and revise this post accordingly. Because the connector must be attached to the ECU to complete the circuit of the 3 yellow wires feeding voltage to the coils. (Thanks Larry)
PLEASE NOTE: This is the first time I have ever written a set of instructions for ANYTHING! So please forgive me if they're not to your liking.