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I'm installing Proton Flushmounts on my RR and I just got the wire whip spliced onto the new light and plugged in to test it out. The lights are blinking fast like bulbs are out. According to the Proton site, they are supposed to be internally balanced so they don't blink too fast. I paid $$$ for these things as you know they're $100 a set thinking I could just plug and play instead of buying the cheaper ones and having to wire in resistors.

So...those of you that have protons... Are you experiencing this? I still have the stock lights on the back. What did you do to correct it?

thanks alot!
 

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You will probably end up needing resistors. It simply has to do with the size of the bulb and the amount of power running to them. Stock bulbs are huge and balance out the circuit but when you replace them with LED's they normally have WAY too much running through the circuit causing the fast blink rate.
 

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I was hoping that I could avoid putting resistors in. That's why I bought the Protons because their site said they were "internally balanced" to prevent fast blinking.. Oh well.. I emailed them as well to see what they have to say about it.
 

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selector said:
If I recall, you had a couple of options with respect to blink rate. What I really want to know is if they fit properly. The pair I had didn't fit worth pud'n.
Mine fit great... I think I might get a little of that spray on tint though for them so they don't have that clear/white look.. we'll see. First I gotta get the blink speed slowed down.
 

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Yes, the Protons require resistors, like most other flushmounts/LED turn signals. I think I paid like $3 for my resistors at Radio Shack.
 

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protons offer couple blinking options. i like the one that looks like strobes. those are phat and extremely noticeable at night time.
 

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Ya I did.. You have to use resistors or they will flash fast. I got an email from HighTechSpeed that makes the Protons and they said that if the lights flash fast you either have to change the flasher or add resistors.

When is someone going to step up to the plate and make a true plug and play LED signal light??? It can't be that hard for them to incorporate a simpe $2 resistor into the light design!
 

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Blinks the same whether running or not.... I have the stockers out back still.

Will putting just resistors on the front lights keep the flash rate down if I install a CA taillight integrator?
 

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JeepBoyNY said:
Ya I did.. You have to use resistors or they will flash fast. I got an email from HighTechSpeed that makes the Protons and they said that if the lights flash fast you either have to change the flasher or add resistors.

When is someone going to step up to the plate and make a true plug and play LED signal light??? It can't be that hard for them to incorporate a simpe $2 resistor into the light design!
wow that sucks. they need to change the claim on their site.
 

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highside101 said:
Try them with the bike running, some of the bikes I have installed Protons on blink normal with the engine running. Worth a shot. What do you have out back?
+1...i installed my watsens with the resistors and just turned the key to test them and they blinked very fast...when i started the bike and tested them they slowed right down to match my CW fe blink rate
 

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JeepBoyNY said:
Blinks the same whether running or not.... I have the stockers out back still.

Will putting just resistors on the front lights keep the flash rate down if I install a CA taillight integrator?
Yes - I have a CA taillight and Protons up front. The resistors keep the flash rate about the same as with the CA and stock signals up front.
 

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I just picked up some Watsons? I shouldnt need resistors should I?
 
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