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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question Wiring wtf

OK so after taking my bike apart to do some maintenance on it, I find these thingamajigs on one of the wires on each side:


Both of them on each side are burnt like this. One of them (left) melted into the ram air tube:



Can someone tell me what this sh1t is used for and why they put it there??

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follow the wires... does it lead to any lights or signals?

looks like a resistor that got really hot...


I had something similar happen to my old car with LED taillights/turn signals... the resistor got hot enough to burn through the electrical tape and start smoking...

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Looks like a resistor's heat effect either use the single battery compartment
(plastic ones that come in battery operated toys just take the springs out )
and it will hold the resistor alright or simply buy a turn signal relay from Tripage



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I also thought it was a resistor when I first saw it. What does it connect to? Turn signal(s)?

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I also thought it was a resistor when I first saw it. What does it connect to? Turn signal(s)?
He used resistors to slow down the turn signal blinking rate



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Yep. Looks like typical resistors across turn signals as LED's don't draw enough current to flash the relay properly.

They get hot.
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