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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Left turn signal turns on but wont blink

After taking apart my bike to get everything powdercoated, I put it back together today and noticed that when I signal left the blinkers come on and stay on. I have to turn them off and turn on the right blinker and then sometimes the left will work like its supposed to.

I think I may have disconnected(or its loose) something when I was taking the tail section off. I have an integrated light.

The battery was drained today when I dropped the bike off to get the chain put on and they let it sit for about 3-4 hours in the ON position completely draining the battery. I don't think that has anything to do with it though.

Anyone have this problem before? I'm going to take off the tail section tomorrow again and see if any of the connections are loose/pinched/grounded.

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Sounds like you may want to grab your Honda SERVICE MANUAL out, and follow all the Wires again to make sure you don't have one shorted out, or crossed up.

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Led signals??????
Flasher relay or load resistors needed. Led's don't draw enough power to make the flasher relay work. T




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Led signals??????
Flasher relay or load resistors needed. Led's don't draw enough power to make the flasher relay work. T

Really ..? We thought LED just make it flash too fast..?

Didn't know that sometimes no flash at all.

Good to know.



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If you have led's all the way around or only front or rear led's only the load can be so small that the flasher doesn't even detect it causing it to get stuck solid. T




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If you have led's all the way around or only front or rear led's only the load can be so small that the flasher doesn't even detect it causing it to get stuck solid. T

Do you ever fore see a day when most all LED's come Loaded, so no more of this BS.?

Seems to be the Only downside.

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Yes, they will have their own chips to control the flash rate of that particular set of led's. Thing is you will have to pay for this luxury.




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The bike has an LED rear tail light that has the signals integrated. Also has LED front turn signals.

The bike has had these for over a year and never had this problem.

I took the tail apart and nothing was pinched. Turned the bike and it still did it. The only way to "stop" it is to turn on the right signal and then go back to the left one and it will blink.

None of the wires are mixed up as I didn't take them apart.

I'm baffled.
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Don't be baffled. It's your flasher relay. Trust me, I have seen this a hundred times.
https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...n+signal+relay




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Sorry not trying to jack your thread, but I have kind of the same issue. When I turn my turn signal on the light goes out on my flushmounts so I have no turn signals. I have had them in for a while now and never had a problem. I have not rode the bike in a while, but a few months ago I installed the tripage tailight and adjustable FE. I sodered all the wires and used heat shrinks, so no loose connections or wires touching. Could this be relay issue? I have a relay installed, it was the one that came with my tripage tailight. Could this have gone bad? I am not sure were to go from here.
Thanks for all the help.
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Relay can go bad but shouldn't. What does the relay look like? We did get a bunch from CA that suck. 1 in 10 will go bad after some time. Have a whole box of them. Can sell them off cheap if anyone wants to give it a shot. T




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Yeah I think it was the relay ( or was it the resistor) not sure what it is called but it was what I got when I ordered my CA light from you. It was the one that you did not need to cut any wires you just unplug the one from under the seat and plug this one in. It had two wires and a black box. Anyways, I unplug that one and plug the factory one back in again and now my turn signals work again. They are like turn signals on crack, blinking fast but I have turn signals again.
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What color are the wires on the one that came with the taillight? T




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The wires are red and blue.
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That is one of the good flasher relays. Is it only on the left signal that it messes up? T




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No it is both signals that do it. I took that one out and added the orginal back and I rode my bike to work and back home today, about 100 miles and no problem. Just have the fast blinkers now cause of it.
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so Ill go grave digging here and pull up this old thread. I know it sounds horrendously lazy, but having just torn the bike apart 2x and put it back together Im really not enthused about taking the cowling off yet again. Especially considering I now would have to do so in my driveway as opposed to my spare room where the bike was stored this winter.

My LED turn signals (flushmount and integrated tail) behave as described. right is fine, left only works sometimes but will usually just stay solid.

aside from pulling off the cowling and slicing in a flash module are there any other suggestions for a proper, yet somewhat less involved way of fixing this?

the signals have been fine for a couple years. this issue just started at the end of last season.
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