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Hello all,

I need some help. I am traveling and have a problem with some of my gauges etc. Gauges and equipment affected are temp, fuel, neutral light, revese and reverse gear. I think I have a loose ground wire. Please help with any information. Thanks, Ronnie Wetherington
 

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I still have a similar problem. My gauges and all accessories, also went out, checked the fuses, all okay, still can't find the problem, so now I'm down to a "must go" to dealer and pay the $70.00 / hour for the expert to find the problem. Probably should have done that to begin with Let me know if / when you find the answer. Tx & Rgds - Buster
 

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Just a thought, but I seem to remember past postings where folks found out their alternator brushes were gone. If I remember correctly, new brushes and rear bearing for gl1500 alternator can be had for less than 30 bucks, and its not a horribly difficult job to do.



Good luck guys!!



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I still have a similar problem. I posted a question earlier - no reply yet. My gauges and all accessories, also went out, checked the fuses, all okay, still can't find the problem, so now I'm down to a "must go" to dealer and pay the $70.00 / hour for the expert to find the problem. Probably should have done that to begin with Let me know if / when you find the answer. Tx & Rgds - Buster
i would remove the clock set you could have a dirty conection in the white large plug behind it takes about thirty min to remove the clocks i just changed mine today did the bulbs
 

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Thanks everone for the input. I havent had a chance yet to do much searching for the answer to this problem yet. Luckily no other problems have arisen and we are still touring the southeastern portion of the US. I am going to continue with our trip and I will start to diagnose the problem when we get back to our home. We left New BernNC on 5/17 and have visited Nashville, Memphis, Isle Casino in Lula Ms., and today we have traveled to Vicksburg. From here, we will continue on to Natchez Ms., New Orleans, Orange Beach Al., Jacksonville Fl., Savannah Ga., Charleston SC, then back home on 6/7/08. Again thanks for any input
 

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Had similar problem to night, No gages all sit on bottom left, I did not check the reverse handle but I also had no head light. Post it 89 GL1500. I think it in the key switch but I'm only 1/2 donkey on Electrical problems I hope you make it home & safe, Good Luck Lee
 

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Had similar problem to night, No gages all sit on bottom left, I did not check the reverse handle but I also had no head light. Post it 89 GL1500. I think it in the key switch but I'm only 1/2 donkey on Electrical problems I hope you make it home & safe, Good Luck Lee
 

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Hello everyone,

Well we have completed our tour of the Southeastern US and are now back home. It was a wonderful trip, even with the little glitch in the electrical system. We rode just over 2800 miles thru eight states. The weather was a bit on the warm/humid side but we only rode in rain on the second day out thru the NC mountains to Knoxville Tn. and an occasional light sprinkle here and there.

Just for everyones information, I have located the the culprit that created my electrical issue while traveling. The no. 3 relay had gone bad and was not sending current to the rear lights and several dash indicators. Unfortunately I had to order the relay but it will be here around midweek. I guess this is one of the downfalls of owning a bike that is beyond ten years old or not the most current model in service.

I do have a questionfor my fellow wingriders.

Does anyone know an easy way to gain access to the relay box so the cover can be removed? It fits so closely behind the left saddlebag that I had to loosen the bag and other attachments to gain enough room toremove the cover from the panel so I could analyze the problem.

Once again, thanks to everyone for your support and input. I hope that my final input about the relay willbe of some help to anyone else that may experience a similar problem. Also, remember that if you have a similar problem with your bike that actually breaks you down somewhere and a relay is the problem you can remove #3 Relay and replace the bad one to get back on the road. All but one relay in the box is a 12V 20Amp.

Thanks, Ron and Pam
 

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Blow fuse 8, 3 times, torn apart the bike & clean all plugs connections & grease them. Also my battery show only 12.0 volts, so charge it back up, and try it again. Bike start up but still no Lights & Gauges, so look up in manual also check #3 Relay, but pull bottom #7 relay change it to #3. Everything came back on,like everything is ok.

But still think what blew #8 fuse, so put back #3 relay back in the original position. Everything was working, like nothing was wrong. (this is still mind blowingfor me)

Question is can low battery blow #8 fuse because of the load from fuse box??? Or was there resisted from dirty dermal??? Anyway going to put fairing back on & ride my bike. Glad to see you made it back, Lee

It was a good experiment, did a lot reading & got to know my bike every well. My bike is 1989 Gl1500
 

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Glad you got your bike back running. I am kinda like you about what was causing the fuse to blow. I do have concerns on my bike about what caused the relay to go bad. I dont have the new relay yet but I guess I will see if there is another problem when I get it put back in and ride for a while?

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I was told by top Elect-rial tech, that low Battery increases load, that could cause the fuse to blow. I think it was everything resistance ( dirty Terminals ) low battery. Also the person who own before wire cigar lighter direct ( No fuse ) Also add lights did poor job on the relay for it, wire it direct, no fuse just came off Acc terminal on the fuse box, but did put fuse on light wire.

The #3 relay has lot electrical current going threw it with all the lights, so with some resistance from dirty terminals, this mite be the problem,but keep my finger cross. Like you I'm going to buy extra 20 amp relay for the future insurance. Good luck. Lee
 

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For you guys info - The expert finally found my problem with no dash lights. It turned out to be the "Tail Main Relay" which he had in stock and replaced. So with an oil and filter change, new plugs and $360.00 later, I'm back on the road with pride intact. Thanks again for all the input and suggestions - I do and did appreciate them.
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Buster, thanks for the info, I change my timings belts- Plugs-Oil-Antifreeze- air filter-#8 fuse-Tail relay- Change all Dot 4 brake fluid. Iwonder what that would cost at a dealer$$$.

I bought a starter & Alternator, for back-up offof e-bay. That way I can change them & take my time to fix them. Also down time is, only to change parts. Spring, summer, fall I ride my bike. This is my third year riding motorcycles, loving it every time I ride. Every time I have broke down, someone stop to help me, I love all bikers. Also this is BEST SITE ON THE WEB, for Info on Golding's. I been reading this site for 2 years, learning about my GL1500.

My 1 st bike was 2002 GV250 Hyosung ( South Korean bike) I did know if I would like motorcycles, at the age 62. My young years I had a lot of fast cars. 57 Chev Conv with 2- 4barrels, 61 chev 3 deuce's, mustangs, Roadrunner & etes, use to race at US 30 Drag strip, on dirt track &on the street. I could drive like wild man in car, sliding around corners at high speeds, with no fear!!! I did not trust myself with a motorcycle, know that you can not bounce off wall at 60 mph. I love life at that time, so I did not buy one. With age you grow out speed, learn to slow down smell the roses, hog farm & etc.Lee
 
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