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So wrking on this GL500 I recently got and ever since I got it the front and back blinkers don't work and nothing shows on the indicator either. Figured it was the signal relay but not 100% sure, so went hunting for where it is physically located and *think* I found it. I've attached a pic so maybe someone can tell me if this is it....litle black box with 3 wires. Anyone know of a good replacement option for it?



Also, I found two sets of wires - a pair of brown ones in the headlight casing and three wires next to the battery - that I have no idea what they are for. They were wrapped in a small plastic bag someone tied to them for protection I assume. Can't figure out what they are for though. I have attached pics for those too. Any ideas?



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the wee box is the 7v regulator for the temp gauge

black: Power in

green: Ground

yellow: 7V out



middle pic:

hard to see but

IIRC brown wires supply parking lights

brown/white supply panel lamps





bottom pic:

weeny little pic again, but it looks like the wires to a missing flasher relay

green: ground

white/green: power in

grey: power out to indicator switch
 

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the wee box is the 7v regulator for the temp gauge

black: Power in

green: Ground

yellow: 7V out



middle pic:

hard to see but

IIRC brown wires supply parking lights

brown/white supply panel lamps





bottom pic:

weeny little pic again, but it looks like the wires to a missing flasher relay

green: ground

white/green: power in

grey: power out to indicator switch






Sorry for the small pics. I think you just helped me out a TON! If those three wires are where the signal / flasher relay should be then that explains why my signals don't work! I checked the service manual that I have but it didn't tell me the correct location where to find the relay...but you may have just nailed it for me.
 

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The flasher is located just to the right of the solenoid/main fuse holder in this photo.







See here for a few more photos in the main fuse modification writeup.



The GL flashers only used two wires. The green wire (ground) just hangs loose.
 

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The flasher is located just to the right of the solenoid/main fuse holder in this photo.



See here for a few more photos in the main fuse modification writeup.



The GL flashers only used two wires. The green wire (ground) just hangs loose.


Thanks a lot, that helped quite a bit. Hopefully last question but what is the best relay replacement? Is there a specific voltage / wattage?
 

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Just yer run of the mill 12V 2x21w type will do.

theres no need to get a 'Honda' flasher.

Daves pic shows a common or garden can type

with power in on the B terminal

and power out to the switch on the other.
 

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I've seen flashers for as much as $20 on ebay, but I've used $1.99 specials from 'Princess Auto' (Canada) that work fine. (Auto zone, Harbor Freight and the like should have them in US)
 

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Just yer run of the mill 12V 2x21w type will do.

theres no need to get a 'Honda' flasher.

Daves pic shows a common or garden can type

with power in on the B terminal

and power out to the switch on the other.


Great, I will pick one up today. Just outta curiousity why use a two prong relay when there are three wires? Wouldn't it make sense to get a three prong relay instead or am I missing something?
 

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Its up to you really

Some modern electronic types use a ground lead and can run varying loads

without going wonky

older cheaper bimetal types rely on the current/heat to control flasher speed and do not need a ground

Capacitor/Resistor types may or may not need a ground depending on the circuit

You're fixed up to easily run any type.

The cheapest one you find will probably be a Bimetal type
 

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For my cx500 c I had to replace the relay and just picked up a FL32 11-15v 25A 2 pin and it runs fine. The one I got is meant for trucks n rv's it says.
 

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I'm going through the same dilema as mechajubie, My gl500i signals have stopped working (on the bike Im rebuilding),the blinker can ,can be heard engaging but no flashing. I was suspecting the blinker can itself but now I can do some voltage checks/ground checks etc ,thanks to all again.
 
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