Turn signal problem


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ace13733
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Turn signal problem

Post by ace13733 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 am



Ok im so confused, I have a 77 gl1000 i have replaced the bulbs with led and have replaced the flasher with an electronic one here lays my problem when i turn the turn signal swich to its full locked position the turn signal will not flash and stays solid if i just push the swich over a little bit the turn signals function properly but the minute you push it to the full position the signals stop flashing and go solid....what am i missing?



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Fred Camper
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Re: Turn signal problem

Post by Fred Camper » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Your flasher may need more curent draw to flash. Solid on this the indicator of a bulb out. Low current is that trigger. I run incandescent in the rear blinkers to avoid this issue. Since the rear blinkers are not running lights, no real power is saved by having them led.

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Re: Turn signal problem

Post by ace13733 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 pm

Thank you! You were correct i pulled one of the led bulbs out and threw in one of the old incandescent bulbs in and tryed it and that worked, i just like how the leds are brighter than the incandescents. Im really suprised i didnt read of anyone else having this problem with the led conversions.

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Fred Camper
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Re: Turn signal problem

Post by Fred Camper » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm

Glad to see you have a solution. Don't forget the indicator lights, 1 smd led work great in the cluster, they are much brighter and lower current too. Have not changed out my headlight yet but good options are getting available for a led too.

ace13733
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Re: Turn signal problem

Post by ace13733 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:05 am

I never even thought about the dash lights i will definatly look into changing them too, i havent changed the headlight to led yet but i want to put as little strain on the stator as possible as ive read the charging system is pretty weak and you basically have to pull the motor to change the stator!

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Re: Turn signal problem

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:24 am

ace13733 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:05 am
I never even thought about the dash lights i will definatly look into changing them too, i havent changed the headlight to led yet but i want to put as little strain on the stator as possible as ive read the charging system is pretty weak and you basically have to pull the motor to change the stator!
The LED dash lights are really bright.



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