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Can anyone tell me what I need, to convert my cornering lights on my 1998 Goldwing 1500 , to running lights , Is there a wiring harness I can buy , or do you have to cut the existing wiring harness,,,Thanks.
 

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Mine just come on with the blinkers, I have seem some that are on all the time , so I want to change mine over , if I can.
 

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my '95 has a switch for each one on the cover with the key in it, i can turn them off or on but i never turn them off. it can be done.
 

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On my 93 Aspy there is a switch that lets you turn the lights on all the time or turn them on at a lower setting then when the blinker is turned on the corresponding cornering light brightens up with it.

Is that what you are wanting??????
 

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The 98' and up models should be driving light's (on all the time). My 98' is that way...
The SE model has driving lights while the Aspencade has cornering lights.
 

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There are two relays behind the right lower fairing panel (by the radiator shroud). One for the left and one for the right lights. If you cut the orange/white and light blue/white wires, the lights will burn all the time. Light blue/white is the right and orange/white is the left. If you want them switched, just attach the two cut ends to a switch.

But there is a difference between the cornering lights on the Aspencade's and the running lights (on the 1998 - 2000) SE's.

Cornering lights illuminate to the sides, running lights illuminate to the front.
 

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kennyd wrote:
The 98' and up models should be driving light's (on all the time). My 98' is that way...
The SE model has driving lights while the Aspencade has cornering lights.
None of the GL1500 Aspencade's came from the factory with cornering lights. They had to be added by the owners. The 1990 - 1997 SE's came with cornering lights and the
1998 - 2000's came with running lights.
 

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My '87 Aspencade had cornering lights that someone had rigged to act as running lights. Never used them because they would shine at 45 degree angles to the side as was previously mentioned. If the 1500s are the same it doesn't make much sense to convert them, unless you want to be on the lookout for that skunk about to saunter out and change your aroma :eek:).
 

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I converted my Aspencade to turn on the corner lights with a switch.

What I wanted is to light the lights when in heavy traffic.

I think the triangle arrangement is quite noticeable and really makes you stand out in traffic.

I myself noticed this years ago and when I first seen it I did a double take wondering
"Now what is this coming down the road"

As for lights, they are not much but to change the apearance and make the bike stand out to the cagers is a big deal.

Good Luck.

Mohawk
 

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I hit a deer on the highway , at 100km ,at night,didn't see it till I hit it , If I had more light , I may have seen it, Thats the main reason I want them changed., Thanks for all your reply,s.
 

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I took another route in changing my cornering lights to running lights.I prefer not to cut the factory harness if at all possible. It's a little more work than cutting wires, but if the next owner decides he doesn't like it, he can always put it back to factory specs.

The lights will not be usuable for you to see with as they shine down on the road (for cornering). But it will be visible to other drivers, especially the ones that are going to pull out in front of you on a side road. If you see my avatar, you will notice that they are bright from the angle that the pic was taken. But viewing directly in front of the bike, they are dim and not real noticable. That is what my driving lights are for (below the headlight). I run them off my accessory fuse block that I installed. I use it for all the extra stuff I have added. It takes the load off the bikes wiring/fuses. The fuse block can be bought at any Automotive store and I put a relay on it so it is not powered when the key is OFF. Do not use the Accessory on the factory fuse block to power the lights. Use it only to power a relay which in turn powers the fuse block you have installed.

Here is what I done. You can get the factoryconnectors from www.cyclemaxohio.com or www.vintageconnections.com

 

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DBohrer wrote:
Goldwings 4 ever wrote:
kennyd wrote:
The 98' and up models should be driving light's (on all the time). My 98' is that way...
The SE model has driving lights while the Aspencade has cornering lights.
None of the GL1500 Aspencade's came from the factory with cornering lights. They had to be added by the owners. The 1990 - 1997 SE's came with cornering lights and the
1998 - 2000's came with running lights.
That is what I thought...there was nothing in there on the Aspy's-just a blank.

The OP is in Canada, so maybe they are different up there-in the USA the 98' and newer SE models had running lights.
 
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