so I replaced my damaged two front and one rear t/s on my '03 919 - the replacements were bought off of ebay. The fronts have the three leads and the rear has two. I had to remove rear cowl to replace the rear and use solderless connectors to fit to reuse the terminal block in the rear. The front use bullet connectors, which were fine until the grounding ones which connect in tandem to one green lead - that connector snapped - its cheesey anyway and got expanded too much and snapped. I rigged it back together (ground up front), but blinkers don't work. The left worked for a couple of quick blinks one time only. I figured the ground to be no good up front, but reconnected it using jumper wires, to no avail, I checked the rear again and all is good there.
Question: does the bike need to be running for the blinkers to work? Is the flasher some sort of capacitor that needs charging? New Battery installed, bike not run in 8 months, putting back together after a laydown.