'82 Honda Magna

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Ed, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Ed

    Ed Guest

    I recently acquired an 82 Honda Magna. The only thing wrong
    with it was that the turn signals didn't work. After doing
    basic troubleshooting I determined the flasher was bad. After
    $47 and a special order, the flasher arrived. While it was a
    boxy plastic unit and the original was round with a metal
    casing, the connector matched. I plugged it in and the right
    signal flashed....switching to the left, the headlight, instrument
    panel and rear light flashed...with nothing from the left signals
    themselves...well, the front left light turned off.

    Could this be from the flasher or am I gonna have to dig into
    the wiring?

    Ed, Oct 27, 2004
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    Mark Hickey Guest

    I think I remember something about a loose wire somewhere else that
    caused the voltage to get re-routed through the blinker circuit -
    probably on sabmag.org or this newsgroup... a loose ground?

    Google every combination of that you can find and just MAYBE you'll
    trip over it.

    Good luck,

    Mark "former V65 Magna owner" Hickey
    Mark Hickey, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Ed

    Ed Guest

    Thanks for all the tips. The Honda svc manager seems to think it
    is a ground issue also. I checked the two under the tank, cleaned
    them and still the same thing. The Clymer shows those as the only
    ground points (on their schematic). Any other ground locations I
    Ed, Oct 31, 2004
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