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Angry Turn signal problems!!!

I bought some Motrax LED arrow signals and am having some problems getting them wired. The stock turn signals are 3 wire and these are 2 wires. I read about joining the green (ground) and the solid, but when I do that the turn signal just stays on and does not blink. HELP!!! Thanks fellas!
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Do not use the stripped wire that represents the running light option
which you do not have with Motrax turn signals



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Green is ground, blue or orange is turn, blue or orange with stripe is constant on (running light). Most LED turn signals are not meant to be used as running lights as it will burn them out. Therefore, leave the striped wire cut off and disconnected. Wire the green/ground wire to the negative side of the signal and the solid blue or orange wire to the power wire of the signal. In addition, only the front signals are 3 wire, the rears are 2 wire.


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Green is ground, blue or orange is turn, blue or orange with stripe is constant on (running light). Most LED turn signals are not meant to be used as running lights as it will burn them out. Therefore, leave the striped wire cut off and disconnected. Wire the green/ground wire to the negative side of the signal and the solid blue or orange wire to the power wire of the signal. In addition, only the front signals are 3 wire, the rears are 2 wire.


If the colors on your bike are different, I apologize, that is what they are on my '07.

I tried that and now neither of the blinkers works front or back I have a feeling I might have blown something. Are there flashers on motorcycles as there are on cars?
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Not to my knowledge. Did you check your fuses? If you connected a power wire to the ground wire then you've caused a short which generally pops fuses or blows something else up; I'd start with the fuses.

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Ok pull off the left side middle panel and behind it you will find the
fuse box i am sure you blew off the turn signals fuse check it out



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^^^^^^ both of you were 100% correct. I did blow the fuse and after replacing that everything worked ALMOST perfectly. The blinkers work, except that when I first hit the left turn signal it stays lit like a running light. I have to activate the right and then the left for it to opertate properly. I was so fed up that I said F-it and just threw everything back together. Thanks for the help! :beer:
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Good to hear you got most of everything figured out; sucks you got discouraged though.

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yea I was thinking about it over dinner and I'm going to do some research and try to find out why it is doing that and go back to it as soon as I figure out why. can't leave the bike unassembled as it could cut into my riding time:icon_supe
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I hear ya; I never need an excuse to ride, rain or shine, I'm usually on my bike these days. I spent about 6hrs doing my Rizoma Zero-11 install (I'm a very meticulous person so I took my time) and finished late into the night just to make sure it was done before the next day for riding.

Anyhow man, good luck on figuring out why your left signal is staying on but if you run into problems then I'm sure someone here can help. However, I'd venture to say that the problem is probably with the turn signal itself. I recommend reinstalling your stocker and testing the system to see if the same symptom returns and finding out if the problem is with the signal or the bike. If it is with the signal then you may be able to get a replacement to from the company (I know, just what you wanted to hear, more down time).

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what year is your bike??
stock taillight??where in the Bay Area are you located?
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the bike is an 04 I'm in the northbay where are you located?
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damn it ! south bay (San Jose)
stock taillight?

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alright got one problem taken care of only to get to another!...

so after the install of the LED they were blinking super fast and I was told to get some resistors and that should take care of the fast blinking and it did, BUT now my rear right blinker does not work. I have an integrated LED tail. The lefr ones works perfectly but the right just does not light up. Any ideas?
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I sent you a pm. Do the same for the rear, if you want your blinkers to have normal blinking.

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