Turn signal relay

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Turn signal relay

Post by jskeys » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Does anyone know of an aftermarket replacement for the OME Honda relay (the Mitsuba FR-3111)? Open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance for all the answers that help me keep my 84 A on the road. This forum is key and you all deserve thanks from all of us that use the wealth of knowledge you provide.

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Re: Turn signal relay

Post by RexAubrey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:40 pm

I believe Kisan makes one. Follow this link to see if they have one for your bike.

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Re: Turn signal relay

Post by tricky » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:31 pm

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Re: Turn signal relay

Post by skyflyman1968 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:14 pm

Man. I spent a couple weeks looking for a cheap way to replace my Mitsuba FR-3111 relay on my 1983 Honda Nighthawk CB550. I finally went to an auto parts store, bought an auto relay and a receptacle for it (about $15 total compared to $53.99 from the Honda dealer).

As to the wiring... I blew some fuses to get the wiring right but here it is in easy plain English for anyone else that may need it in the future. And I really appreciate all the comments I read all over the Net about this issue. Okay, here we go.

On MY motorcyle (again a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 550) it has 3 wires for the relay, GREEN, GRAY, and WHITE/GREEN (I think on that last color. Doesn't matter cuz the other 2 are correct!) haha

Get any 20amp 12v TWO wire auto turn signal relay. Connect the LOAD side of the relay to the WHITE wire, and the other side of the relay to the GRAY wire. You will not need to use the GREEN wire at all. On my setup I bought a 2 wire receptacle to plug the relay into. Then on the other end I fashioned a plug that would connect to the bike's wiring harness without any modification.

Test your connection and verify all is working before you button it all up. Five 15 amp fuses died in the making of these instructions. So please use them wisely and share them everywhere.

Great site! Thanks again everyone!

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