Flasher relays


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Flasher relays

Post by rmet » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:48 pm



Ok guy's here's the setup
(1) bike is 1992 glodwing GL1500SE/trike
I would like to replace all lights with led's ( excludeing headlights )
Is there turn & hazard flasher relays out there that are plug and play -- or -- maybe a set of flashers that could be easily adapted??



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Re: Flasher relays

Post by rmet » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:00 am

Sorry I need to clarify (flasher relays) I am looking to replace the standard 3 pin with electronic one's for the turn and hazard.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by Phunnybone » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:10 am

You can try http://www.customled.com/products/flash ... _relay.htm

I replaced mine, but I went with standard auto LED/Normal flashers.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by rmet » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:54 pm

Thanks Phunnybone - guess I will do the same, will have to use the meter to find out which wire does what.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by cbx4evr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:40 pm

You can get everything you need from the bulbs to flashers from: http://www.superbrightleds.com/

The flashers can be found here:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... ashers.htm
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Re: Flasher relays

Post by rmet » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:48 am

Help !!!!
I took meter reading's of the 2 flasher plugs - but the readings aren't makeing any kind of sense to me..
I need somebody's brains on this.
Turn relay plug: LB - blue/black
wg - white/green
gr - gray

Hazard relay: DG -dark green
GB - green/black
PW - pink/white

What I need to know is which wire is ground and which is hot on each relay plug -- I will assume that the leftover wire is the load.
Thanks

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:41 pm

I put LEDs in, but left the stock flasher, and instead put load resistors across the turn signals to simulate the incandescent load. The reason: Putting LEDs in and an electronic flasher causes the turn signal cancel unit to stop working.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by Phunnybone » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:59 pm

I installed auto (EP54 I think) LED/incandescent flasher modules. To my pleasant surprise, the turn signal cancellation still works.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by urbanmadness » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:33 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I put LEDs in, but left the stock flasher, and instead put load resistors across the turn signals to simulate the incandescent load. The reason: Putting LEDs in and an electronic flasher causes the turn signal cancel unit to stop working.
Did you need to put a load equalizer at each LED, or did you just use one per side? and did you put them in series or parallel (I have a guess, I want to see if I'm right, assuming a load equilizer is just a resister)?

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:28 am

urbanmadness wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I put LEDs in, but left the stock flasher, and instead put load resistors across the turn signals to simulate the incandescent load. The reason: Putting LEDs in and an electronic flasher causes the turn signal cancel unit to stop working.
Did you need to put a load equalizer at each LED, or did you just use one per side? and did you put them in series or parallel (I have a guess, I want to see if I'm right, assuming a load equilizer is just a resister)?
One per side, and they go in parallel with the LEDs. Yes, they are just a resistor - I used two of these 100 watt, 10 ohm power resistors, one on each side:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DPP36I/ref ... ingdocs-20


They have to sink a fair bit of current, and they get quite hot, so I used stainless screw clamps to strap them to the frame near the back of the bike, turning the bike frame into a giant heat sink. This worked very well.

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Re: Flasher relays

Post by CMReynolds1 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:27 pm

Just a footnote. I bought the LED flasher unit from CycleMax. I installed LED turn signals front and back and installed the aforementioned flasher unit and my signals do cancel. My bike is an 1800. Is it only on the other models?

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... 120/166397
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Re: Flasher relays

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:19 pm

CMReynolds1 wrote:Just a footnote. I bought the LED flasher unit from CycleMax. I installed LED turn signals front and back and installed the aforementioned flasher unit and my signals do cancel. My bike is an 1800. Is it only on the other models?

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... 120/166397
Yes, I believe it's just the GL1500 that has troubles with the turn canceller after LEDs are installed.



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