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My bike recently went in to a dealership for servicing to change steering bearings and change the timing belts. The bike was extensively dismantled. About 300 km after picking up the motorcycle a weird electrical problem has developed. As of now it is mostly a nuisance but I returned the bike to the dealer to get them to fix it. I suspect it was caused during the previous maintenance action but they say it is a coincidence and that they had nothing to do with the problem. At this point they have not found out the cause and they assure me they are working with Honda to solve the problem. I am hoping someone can help me troubleshoot this.

Here is a description of the problem: after the bike has been started, as soon as the clutch lever is depressed, the two turn signal indicator lights on the dash illuminate dimly. Activating the turn signals with this condition will result in fast clicking of the lights on either side. Depressing the clutch for shifting will erase this condition momentarily until the clutch is released again. If the turn signals are functioning at this time the turn signal frequency returns to normal while the clutch is depressed and will resume the fast clicking as soon as the clutch lever is released. This repeats through to the OD gear.

In overdrive, under steady state, the dash lights may revert to normal of its own. However, if I depress the foot brake pedal it may force the dash lights to return to normal. The normal condition will stay until I stop and engage the clutch again resulting in dim lighting of the turn signals. I suspect a wire is leaking to ground. This ground does not appear to affect the bike when stopped. I have not notice that the battery drains when the bike is parked overnight.

Has anyone ever dealt with such a problem? Perhaps someone can help.

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Varekai
Ottawa, Canada
 

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Welcome to the forums Varekai If you'll post
that in the tech forum one of the expert gurus
can help you out. Maybe a moderator can move
it for you. Again welcome aboard.
 

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My bike recently went in to a dealership for servicing to change steering bearings and change the timing belts. The bike was extensively dismantled. About 300 km after picking up the motorcycle a weird electrical problem has developed. As of now it is mostly a nuisance but I returned the bike to the dealer to get them to fix it. I suspect it was caused during the previous maintenance action but they say it is a coincidence and that they had nothing to do with the problem. At this point they have not found out the cause and they assure me they are working with Honda to solve the problem. I am hoping someone can help me troubleshoot this.

Here is a description of the problem: after the bike has been started, as soon as the clutch lever is depressed, the two turn signal indicator lights on the dash illuminate dimly. Activating the turn signals with this condition will result in fast clicking of the lights on either side. Depressing the clutch for shifting will erase this condition momentarily until the clutch is released again. If the turn signals are functioning at this time the turn signal frequency returns to normal while the clutch is depressed and will resume the fast clicking as soon as the clutch lever is released. This repeats through to the OD gear.

In overdrive, under steady state, the dash lights may revert to normal of its own. However, if I depress the foot brake pedal it may force the dash lights to return to normal. The normal condition will stay until I stop and engage the clutch again resulting in dim lighting of the turn signals. I suspect a wire is leaking to ground. This ground does not appear to affect the bike when stopped. I have not notice that the battery drains when the bike is parked overnight.

Has anyone ever dealt with such a problem? Perhaps someone can help.

Best regards,
Varekai
Ottawa, Canada
My question to the dealer would be how do they know they didn't cause this problem when they don't even know what the problem is?If I was to take on this repair(I'm a licensed auto-tech)after someone else worked on it would be to check all the wiring in the area they worked on.Especially around the tripple trees as the circuits you are having problems with run over/around them.
 

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Hallo varekai

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.
 

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 

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Welcome:waving:Varekai
 

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Welcome, Welcome from Clermont, Indiana
VAREKAI you need to post this in the Goldwing Technical Forum that is where all the real GURU's hang out and will help you fix your ride
 

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I recommend you post your question over in the technical section. Most of the gurus won't see it over here, and a lot more people frequent over there. Just a few of us greeters hang out over here on a regular basis.

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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!

Glad to have you with us!

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