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When I bought my 1100, the guage cluster housing was broken and zip tied together. It worked, but looked terrible. I bought a unit on ebay, and switched it out.

At that point the gas guage and temp guage were no longer working. I found a blown fuse. I left is alone for awhile, trying to reason out what was amiss...

Today I waded in, and decided to start with changing out the 7v regulator with the one that was on the bike with the old guages. That was the culprit! Yeehaw! I love it when something goes simply!

As it turns out, I also got my neutral lite back. It never worked, except for one time when I was test driving the bike. It was on, that time, through all 5 gears. It seems to be back... And, the rear suspension warning lite seems to be alive again!

So, with this, my 80' is back to having everything working on it. There are a few little things, like a slight leak on the right side that drips just a tad of oil on my right foot. I have changed the valve cover bolt rubbers, and will change the seals under the covers soon.

I also plan on changing the o-rings on the intake manifolds before the Mosquito roundup.

Shes still in need of some cosmetic stuff, but its nice to have all my guages again.
 

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Hi Richard, congratulations on getting the gauges going again. It is great when a plan comes together. The little drip on your right boot may be from the tach cable drive seal. These go bad and have to be replaced. They cost $2.39 from Service-Honda.

http://www.servicehonda.com/parts.php?partnumber=91256-425-003&getpart=1

Let us know how the rest of the build out goes.
 

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Glad to hear you got it all working! :clapper:

Personally I hate to ride without all the gauges working.Especially the temp gauge. The bikecanoverheat before you know there is a problem. The fuel gauge I could do without for a while. I know I need to fill up every other day If only going to work and back.

Is the neutral light working correctly now?

Bob :11grey:
 

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yep, the neutral light seems to be happy again. I am headed out in a bit for a 50-60 mile run just to see if the temp guage is happy, too. I have only idled the bike so far.

Over the last two months, the average afternoon temp has been in the 90's. It hasnt seemed to have any heating problems. One thing, though, that changed when the guages went on the fritz had to do with the cooling fan. It ran all the time. Prior, it would run initially, then shut off after a bit, cycling on when called to do so. I want to see if somehow all this affected that too.

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OK, so now what? The guages are working fine, but now the neutral light is on all the time, and the turn signal beeper beeps even at low speeds.

As a partial indicator of what might be going on, the light seems to flicker when you shift, and the beeper sounds very different at the lower speeds.

Any thoughts on what might be the cause? I almost have to think they are related.

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Some folks have had some success with SeaFoam or MMO.

Drain off a quart of oil and put in a quart of one or the other. Run it 200-300 miles then change the oil and filter again. Might help the neutral light.

Or it could be a loose/faulty switch.

You could disconnect the signal beeper and see if the light works, or quits all together! I have my doubts about them being tied together though.

Bob :11grey:

Of course the beeper may be powered by the 7 volt regulator too........is the neutral light? I'll have to check my schematics..........................
 

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On the '83 GL1100, if the 7v regulator goes out, you'll lose the gauges, the neutral light, and the OD light as well. That's what I noticed anyhow...

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I understand that there might be two distinct issues going here. Since I havent had the neutral light at all, it could be that the switch is sticky, and the fact that it just showed up today is a matter of coincidence. I will do the oil flush thing, since Its about ready anyways. May as well.

Maybe its cuz I might have a mineral neutral switch, or a synthetic turn signal beeper.

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