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post #1 of 26 Old 01-04-2013, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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purchased a retro fit LED brake/taillight from Custom LED. easy install instructions. the brake lights work great but get nothing out of the blinkers, sent the part back they say its good so i reinstalled it , three times. anyone have any ideas? its for my 2002 919

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post #2 of 26 Old 01-04-2013, 09:41 AM
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How were you splicing into the blinker line? If you were using their little crimp things, make sure you have a GOOD connection. Either that, or strip, splice and solder them into place.

Do you have an aftermarket relay or blinkers? Has anyone else done any modification to the blinkers?

One thing - if you splice into your blinker line, do it BEFORE the plug to the indicator - come off of the main wiring harness. I did this mistakenly and because I had resistors in my lines, the board would NOT light. See my video here, about 2:30.

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I'll be installing my custom led light soon, my wife got it for me for Christmas. I'll definitely be checking your install vid out for helpfull hints once I get around to it.

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CUSTOMLED is very high quality and the guy who makes them is top notch. Be sure to check that you're getting power to the signal inputs on the board using a volt meter. If you're getting no power then work backwards until you find power and figure out why the power isn't getting through. Most probable cause would be a weak connection at the splice as g00gl3it pointed out.

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post #5 of 26 Old 01-07-2013, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the video link for the custom LED brake light install, i spliced into the blinker wires before the resister (orange to brown blue to green) and i've tried it 4 -5 times and never gotten the turn signals to work. I'll pull it apart and try i again when its not freezing out. thanks again

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i'll try the volt meter in the spring , to cold to play outside right now . thanks

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Put one on mine and worked great check make sure color of wires is going in correctly to the custom led taillight, if I recall had wrong wire going into mine for blinkers. Mine works great and strobe at stop is super bright. Love mine

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Make sure you have a large enough resistor pack as well. Bikes using normal bulbs have flashers that require a lot more draw than leds pull. If you switch to a smaller bank of leds it may not pull enough draw to make the flasher kick over. I had that problem with my modified signals, the bulbs were smaller wattage and didn't pull enough to kick. Had to make the older bulbs fit

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I installed one of these to fix the hyper-flash caused by the LED's the PO had. It's a no load relay. It took seconds (literally) to install and then I trimmed the tab a little to fit the rubber hanger. I can post a few pics tomorrow if you want.

I would like an LED tail light with a strobe at stop, but don't want the integrated blinkers. Is it worth getting something like that and not connecting the blinker circuit, just leaving the rear stems hooked up? I can't find just a LED tail light.

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I would like an LED tail light with a strobe at stop, but don't want the integrated blinkers. Is it worth getting something like that and not connecting the blinker circuit, just leaving the rear stems hooked up? I can't find just a LED tail light.
It's worth it, I have a CLED unit without the turns wired, the strobe is nice to have.

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I would like an LED tail light with a strobe at stop, but don't want the integrated blinkers. Is it worth getting something like that and not connecting the blinker circuit, just leaving the rear stems hooked up? I can't find just a LED tail light.
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It's worth it, I have a CLED unit without the turns wired, the strobe is nice to have.
Thanks for the input rmb.

EvoLife, you could wire it up so where you use both the rear signals you already have in conjunction with the integrated signals on the CLED unit. This is what I'm currently doing. If you want me to post pictures I'm more than happy to do so.

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Very cool. I didn't know if they had no load flasher systems.

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I would like an LED tail light with a strobe at stop, but don't want the integrated blinkers. Is it worth getting something like that and not connecting the blinker circuit, just leaving the rear stems hooked up? I can't find just a LED tail light.
Superbrightled.com has a plug in bulb that can go in the standard housing with integrated strobe.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/t..._Red,136,4624:
I installed these and they work great! Real easy upgrade for more light and a strobe at stop. (I don't recall the base style that the bike uses, but the bulbs I got did require a little custom shaving to make them fit. I probably ordered the wrong one.)
the picture is with these bulbs and some red strips that I added for more visibility. This is without the break pressed. Seen from 30ish feet.
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Pretty bright for that distance. I wonder if that no load flasher would work for different wattage bulbs between say front and rear?

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No reason why it wouldn't.

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Im not sure I know most flashers require a fairly equal draw to kick over right

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A no-load or full electronic flasher does not rely on bimetallic strip heating to click over. They blink at the same rate no matter what the load is (essentially).

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A no-load or full electronic flasher does not rely on bimetallic strip heating to click over. They blink at the same rate no matter what the load is (essentially).
Doesn't Custom LED make just such a relay?

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Doesn't Custom LED make just such a relay?
Yep.

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I have the integrated light and turn signal from the PO but when I brake the right doesn't brighten and the left flashes fast can I remedy this. I was thinkin of buyin the oem wiring harnes and giving my self a fresh start to get some new aftermarket one

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I have the integrated light and turn signal from the PO but when I brake the right doesn't brighten and the left flashes fast can I remedy this. I was thinkin of buyin the oem wiring harnes and giving my self a fresh start to get some new aftermarket one
What brand is it?

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I don't know but there is a slim black box that is connected to it

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Under $10 and 10min. Works great. I just trimmed the tab a little and mounted it as shown. 100% plug and play.

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My bad. That's the no-load flasher relay from the link in my previous post. It makes your blinkers all flash at the regular speed without regard for if you have bulbs, led's, or a combo of both.

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My bad. That's the no-load flasher relay from the link in my previous post. It makes your blinkers all flash at the regular speed without regard for if you have bulbs, led's, or a combo of both.
Pretty cool. I do like a fast flash warning when one of my bulbs are out though, more so on cars as its harder to notice that one is out

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