4 Way Flashers !!!!


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4 Way Flashers !!!!

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Hello It me again:
I was wondering how I would install a 4way flasher system on my 82 GL1100A either by using the 4 flasher lights that are already installed. But if I do need to install another 4 lights to run totally independently of the main system. For funerals , parades and other events and etc. So for someone who doesn't really know wiring that much I need to know this can be done.
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Re: 4 Way Flashers !!!!

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Im going to let virgilmobile handle this one 8-)
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Re: 4 Way Flashers !!!!

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Ok
Under your left faring pocket is a wiring harness.It contains all the wires needed to add a 4 way flasher system.
There is a light blue(right turn) and orange(left turn) wires.Connect to these.
There is a light green/blue( accessory) switched 12 volts.Connect to this.
There is a green wire(ground) connect to this.
Verify each wires function with a test probe.
You will need a heavy duty flasher and a double pole single throw switch.
It has 4 connections.It is actually 2 switches connected with one handle.
12 volts is applied to the flasher,it's output is connected to 2. Input terminals of the switch.Each switch seperate output is connected to the lamp wires so 1/2 of the switch goes to the left and the other goes right.
The wiring is identical to the turn signal with the exception of the switch.It must keep the left and right separate when off.

Now If you want easy.....Replace your current turn signal flasher with a electronic flasher....rig up a simple on/off switch and tie it's 2 terminals to the left and right lamp wires.....
Turn on the turn signal and flip the switch and all 4 start flashing.
The down side to this is the auto cancel circuit..... it's gonna want to keep turning it off....unless it's disabled.

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Re: 4 Way Flashers !!!!

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Did someone say this was going to be "EASY" !!! Now does this come in a new edition for "dummies", I followed you almost to the end, but I am not a electrical guy, me and electric stuff do NOT get along" so it leave me alone and I it !!!! thank you can you make it easier to do the end of what your telling me. using what is here and putting a 4 way in instead of a 2 way.

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At my main computer instead of my phone,ill work up plan "C" and post the results.

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My 83 has a 4 way flasher switch right above the left fairing packet. It looks like it was a plug in option so the wiring may be there in yours. It is a switch (push pull) and the flasher was integrated into. Sad to say since switching LEDs it doesn't work well now. It hasn't worked up the priority list yet for me to figure out a way to upgrade it yet. Not sure if it is listed in the schematic or not.

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OK...Here it is...the easiest method to fit your bike with a 4 way flasher system.
The parts are found at most any auto store,including wire,connectors,tools,the switch and flasher...
You could print the page and take it with you if necessary.
I do suggest that you pick up a simple test probe to positively identify that the color wires do what there suppose to..eg..the orange does flash and the light green/B is in fact switched power...
Mounting the switch to the faring or another location is your choice.
I hope this helps....



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Thought !!! if this is going to be in my fairing ,then couldn't just lay it in there somewhere Or does it have too be stable, therefore being mounted to a secure spot!!! thanks

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As long as the electrical terminals are taped or insulated from touching anything metal,the switch can live anywhere.
I have a switch mounted in the back side of my left pocket.i have to open it to flip the switch.

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thanks that is what I thought.

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virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:30 pm
OK...Here it is...the easiest method to fit your bike with a 4 way flasher system.
The parts are found at most any auto store,including wire,connectors,tools,the switch and flasher...
You could print the page and take it with you if necessary.
I do suggest that you pick up a simple test probe to positively identify that the color wires do what there suppose to..eg..the orange does flash and the light green/B is in fact switched power...
Mounting the switch to the faring or another location is your choice.
I hope this helps....flasher wiring.JPG
Virgilmobile... I was just able to do the same only with a single pole single throw switch connected to left & right turn signal wires! Thanks for posting this... much help!


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