Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Windham, New Hampshire, USA
So, I bought a replacement speedometer sending unit for my 1985 Aspencade 1200 Gold Wing. I paid a pretty good price for it. I have taken more of the bike apart than I would have liked to get to the connector, which isnot at the gauge cluster but down under the gas tank cover. Surprise, the manual didn't say that. But, anyway now that I have the bike torn down. The male and female connectors are swapped around.
The female is on the replacement sending unit and the original sending unit had a male end. The replacement sending unit is out of a 1987 Aspencade and the description said it would fit the 1985.
So, here is my question. If I clip the wires and swap the connectors making sure that the wires match by color code, will this unit work??? I don't want to cut and splice in this unit if it's not going to be compatible with the electronics. Does anybody know for sure??