Hooking up electronic flasher


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Hooking up electronic flasher

Postby vaughn » Thu May 14, 2015 12:47 pm



While my carbs are at Pistol Pete's I want to change over my oem flasher to electronic to run LED lights. Do I have to cut off the oem plug to hook up the new one. I have a Tridon EP 28 flasher.
Also will the auto canceling feature still work? Photo added.


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Re: Hooking up electronic flasher

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 14, 2015 1:09 pm

vaughn wrote:While my carbs are at Pistol Pete's I want to change over my oem flasher to electronic to run LED lights. Do I have to cut off the oem plug to hook up the new one. I have a Tridon EP 28 flasher.
Also will the auto canceling feature still work?


The oem "plug" isn't a plug at all, it's just three female spade terminals, and they will slide onto a standard replacement flasher (electronic or otherwise) with no trouble.

That said, the Tridon EP 28 uses nonstandard terminal sizes:



Most flashers use standard male spade terminals:



That one came from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/3-Pin-CF-13-Elect ... ingdocs-20

That's the type I installed in my GL1100, and it just clipped right in place.

An electronic flasher will not affect the auto turn cancelling function. It can however be affected by insufficient load in terms of lights, such as when LEDs are installed in place of incandescent bulbs.


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