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I have ALWAYS used my 'four-ways on the road(when available). This is DEFINATELY a machine that I want four-ways on. Has anyone seen the '77 gl 1000 get these added?
 

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They're not too difficult to do. I bought a wig wag flasher from Galls and installed it on my 1100 with no great trouble. You will have to run some wires and tap into others.
 

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Fairly simple to do. If I was savvy enough to put a diagram on here I would draw it. You need a flasher, a 5 amp inline fuse , a double pole single throw switch and some wire. Connect the fuse to the accessory terminal, you want it switched so it can't be turned on by mistake and run the battery down. from the fuse to one pole of the flasher, other pole of the flasher to both poles of the DPST switch. A wire from 1 of the other 2 poles on the switch to the orange(left turn signal wire) and a wire from the other pole to the blue (right turn signal wire).
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Fairly simple to do. If I was savvy enough to put a diagram on here I would draw it. You need a flasher, a 5 amp inline fuse , a double pole single throw switch and some wire. Connect the fuse to the accessory terminal, you want it switched so it can't be turned on by mistake and run the battery down. from the fuse to one pole of the flasher, other pole of the flasher to both poles of the DPST switch. A wire from 1 of the other 2 poles on the switch to the orange(left turn signal wire) and a wire from the other pole to the blue (right turn signal wire).
That won't exactly work. I mean it will give you four way flashers...but you won't have turn signals. Either turn signal will cause you to have both sides flashing. You'll need two diodes in there to keep the turn signals from feeding each other.
 

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That won't exactly work. I mean it will give you four way flashers...but you won't have turn signals. Either turn signal will cause you to have both sides flashing. You'll need two diodes in there to keep the turn signals from feeding each other.
Yes it will work. The double pole switch separates the circuits.
 

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Nice and simple, I like it. Now where to mount the switch? I think even inside the false tank would be fine. No more extra holes, dry. I need flashers when changing to rain gear at night, I'd have to get off the bike anyway. Thanks Dave!
 

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Broke Winger: Great Observation; made me stop and think!

DaveO430: Great Comeback! and even a Savvy Diagram to illustrate (To enlighten) us!

Latin Origin: To Illustrate: To enlighten.

Just follow the Schematic to Fourway Enlightenment
 

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WOW, this has been VERY INTERESTING READING. I really get the sense of mutual interest AND EXPERIENCE up in here, thanks you all for responding, I hope there is more coming, i'm a BIG fan of cross-referencing.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Broke Winger wrote:
That won't exactly work. I mean it will give you four way flashers...but you won't have turn signals. Either turn signal will cause you to have both sides flashing. You'll need two diodes in there to keep the turn signals from feeding each other.
Yes it will work. The double pole switch separates the circuits.
Ok...but the way you wrote it seemed both signal wires went to one post.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but what's wrong with just a simple SPST (single pole) switch that connects the left and right turn signal lights together? Flip your turn signals on, flip the SPST switch on, and all should flash at the same time, using the existing flasher. You would probably want to switch to an electronic flasher to keep the flash rate constant.

I haven't looked at the schematic to validate this, but from what I recall, it should work.
 

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GSMacLean wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but what's wrong with just a simple SPST (single pole) switch that connects the left and right turn signal lights together? Flip your turn signals on, flip the SPST switch on, and all should flash at the same time, using the existing flasher. You would probably want to switch to an electronic flasher to keep the flash rate constant.

I haven't looked at the schematic to validate this, but from what I recall, it should work.
Naaa.. too simple.. need to fill up the hole with wires (of all one color)and more switches

(I'd probably go for attaching the wires inside the fairing behind each turn signal... easy access.. keep in mind though.. that for those of use that still havea workingself canceling box, there may be timer issues.. and I think youneed to have the acc circuit activated which probably means the key on...)
 

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GSMacLean wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but what's wrong with just a simple SPST (single pole) switch that connects the left and right turn signal lights together? Flip your turn signals on, flip the SPST switch on, and all should flash at the same time, using the existing flasher. You would probably want to switch to an electronic flasher to keep the flash rate constant.

I haven't looked at the schematic to validate this, but from what I recall, it should work.
The only thing wrong is you would have to leave the ignition switch on for it to work.
 

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GSMacLean wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but what's wrong with just a simple SPST (single pole) switch that connects the left and right turn signal lights together? Flip your turn signals on, flip the SPST switch on, and all should flash at the same time, using the existing flasher. You would probably want to switch to an electronic flasher to keep the flash rate constant.

I haven't looked at the schematic to validate this, but from what I recall, it should work.
I drew this up with a few refinements, a DPST switch to turn on key off power and a diode to prevent feedback to the fuse box and it would work but would double the load on one contact of the turn signal switch which I don't think is a good idea.
 

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I get the various switches mentioned, have no idea what a "self canceling box " is though:?, is this unit on my 1000:??
 

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No, the GL1000's did not self cancel.
 
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