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post #1 of 9 Old 09-04-2012, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Location of turn signal resisters

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My right turn indicater has started to blink quickly. Both my front and rear indicators work, so it's got to be the resisters, right? My bike came with an integrated LED rear and bulb front, so I'm assuming only the rear has resisters. I was just wondering where those resisters would be, I guess the usual suspects...

Or could it be something else?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-04-2012, 09:17 AM
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Could be anywhere really. Likely they'll be close to the rear turn signals so look into the area at the rear of the actual frame. There's room to stuff wiring and what not inside the frame there.

Find them, and remove them. Get rid of any resisters you see being used for turn signals and replace your stock flasher relay with a CUSTOMLED relay to correct the flash rate.

Also while you're at it, can you id what brand your integrated unit is? If its Clear Alternatives, I highly recommend you ditch that pos as quick as possible. Good luck and keep us posted.

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-04-2012, 11:23 AM
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Go to the link below and order the flat LED Flasher Relay(LED Flasher Unit LF1-S-FLAT). Remove all the hard wired resistors and plug in the new LED Flasher Relay. Never worry about it again for 12 bucks.



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It's only blinking because the relay thinks that one of your bulbs is burned out.

Get the relay for LED's and you won't have this issue anymore. Another seller is CustomLED.

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I guess since where on this topic....I'd like to add something similar.

My right turn signal indicator only sometimes works when it should.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-04-2012, 02:35 PM
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i vote get rid of the resistors as well.... but rather than spend 20 bucks.

buy a time based flasher relay on ebay for a buck 50..... yes 1.50

Electronic LED Flasher Relay Fix Turn Signal 3 Pin New | eBay

Cut the stock connector off, put on two standard female spade connectors, then simply add a ground to the relay itself... and walla. Been using that exact relay for 3 years now on my 919 and never had an issue.

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post #7 of 9 Old 09-04-2012, 07:05 PM
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A DOT 552 flasher relay is load-independent and can be had from most local auto parts stores for about $4. I've used these on a couple different bike with oddball LED turn signals with great success. It's a two-terminal hookup.

I also used one to do an el-cheapo 4-way flasher add-on based on this: Four-Way Flashers For Under $10. I did Method 1, hijacking the engine kill switch. It's nice to have when you need it.

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shit... even easier with that dot 522 relay. didnt know they made DOT flashers w/o the hyper blink on low load.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-05-2012, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies, and all the options.
I'm going to take a look in a couple of days and hopefully sort things out this weekend. Hopefully it's not a jumbledy-gook of crazy wires all over the place.

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