Blinkers Won't Blink

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b-bike393
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Blinkers Won't Blink

#1 Post by b-bike393 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:12 pm

Just installed my new wiring harness and everything works perfect except for the blinkers.
They light up on the correct side and they shut off with the hand switch but they don't blink.
Is it as easy as the blinker module on the fritz?

When I say everything works I mean...
Head Light (both bright and dim).
Tail Light (tail and brake at both foot and hand).
YPVS servo motor.
CDI (lots of spark).
Horn (good and loud)
Dash (every light)
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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#2 Post by waltmil » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:44 pm

What wattage bulbs are you using. They need to be 20+ watts to make the flasher work.
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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#3 Post by b-bike393 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm

waltmil wrote:What wattage bulbs are you using. They need to be 20+ watts to make the flasher work.
Great info.
Currently I have four LED's on the bike which draw very little wattage.
I'm going to hook up a set of four standard lights and run the same test.
I'll post the results.
Thanks.
2012 Super Tenere :smt003
Setting it up for some major dual sport rides

Rebuilding a 1983 RZ350
It's mechanically complete :smt023

Rebuilding a 1980 BMW R65 with my daughter
It will be her bike when we're all done :smt041

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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#4 Post by b-bike393 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:21 pm

waltmil,

Fantastic information. :smt038 I did a temporary light hook-up and BAMM... I have functional blinkers.
So... my new wiring is done and dusted.
Now on to the next step of the rebuild.
2012 Super Tenere :smt003
Setting it up for some major dual sport rides

Rebuilding a 1983 RZ350
It's mechanically complete :smt023

Rebuilding a 1980 BMW R65 with my daughter
It will be her bike when we're all done :smt041

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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#5 Post by evan_calgary » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:00 am

Can get adjustable modules for LEDS. I probably have a spare lying around I can send for a fiver + a couple bucks postage.

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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#6 Post by b-bike393 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:26 pm

Evan,
Thanks tons for the offer.
However I have already purchased a set of resisters.
But I'll keep you in mind if this venture doesn't work as planned.
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Setting it up for some major dual sport rides

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It's mechanically complete :smt023

Rebuilding a 1980 BMW R65 with my daughter
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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#7 Post by JonW » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Beware with resistors that you place them somewhere on steel not plastic, they get very hot. Much better to take Evan up on his offer for a flasher module really.
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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#8 Post by b-bike393 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:03 am

JonW wrote:Beware with resistors that you place them somewhere on steel not plastic, they get very hot. Much better to take Evan up on his offer for a flasher module really.
Thanks Jon.
I've sent Evan a p.m.
2012 Super Tenere :smt003
Setting it up for some major dual sport rides

Rebuilding a 1983 RZ350
It's mechanically complete :smt023

Rebuilding a 1980 BMW R65 with my daughter
It will be her bike when we're all done :smt041

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Re: Blinkers Won't Blink

#9 Post by kjellz » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:26 pm

I agree with advice on using an electronic flasher (i got one off ebay for next to nothing, non-adjustable 3 pin type, needed grounding) unit instead of resistors. Then use all led blinker bulbs and see this thread on here; viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10151&start=15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for a solution to the indicator lamp/all 4 lights up problem when doing this conversion.
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