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Blinker problems. Resistors?

I have Mad Doc LEDs up in front, and I have Trippage's LED pegs in back. There is no blinking. There is an imperceptible flicker. I'm willing to guess that the LEDs are not putting enough resistance to slow the flicker down enough to get a steady blinking.

Thus, I need to get resistors.

I know nothing about wiring or electrical work. What kinda resistors am I looking for? Someone have a picture? Ratings? part no.? I'll just go to radio shack, but I'll need to be armed with a particular range of resistor values that will make my lights blink.
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you need 2, 10 ohm - 55 watt resistors, wired in parallel. one for eack side of the bike. wire it from the posative to the negative terminal, and all will be fine.
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Actually you may just need to crank the bike for them to start blinking.

Install the resistors if you want to slow the rate of blinking down. I didn't install them on mine.


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Actually you may just need to crank the bike for them to start blinking.

Install the resistors if you want to slow the rate of blinking down. I didn't install them on mine.
are you running LED's in the front and rear?
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Nope. Just the rear for now. But Randy is and we didn't install them in his either. We did the same thing. We put them on and it looked like they were blinking so fast we just couldn't see it. Turned out we needed to crank the bike and they blinked just fine.


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some of the LED signals already come with a load bank in them, so they carry the same load as bulb signals do, some don't. the 10ohm 55watt resistors is a generic fix for the high blink rate, as every type of signal is different.

i recommend wiring in a variable resistor (rheostat, or pot) into the loop, and adjusting it until you get the desired blink rate. then take your multi-meter and find that value, replacing it with a permanent resistor of the same value. always solder and heat-shrink your connections.
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That's a good tip Ceph.


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some of the LED signals already come with a load bank in them, so they carry the same load as bulb signals do, some don't. the 10ohm 55watt resistors is a generic fix for the high blink rate, as every type of signal is different.

i recommend wiring in a variable resistor (rheostat, or pot) into the loop, and adjusting it until you get the desired blink rate. then take your multi-meter and find that value, replacing it with a permanent resistor of the same value. always solder and heat-shrink your connections.

ditto on what he said
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I put the LED pegs on my 600 and the blinker speed increased dramatically
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wow, i think i'm gonna start makin those and selling them, there is less than $2 worth of parts in there.
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wire it in parallel....from the negative to the positive....so....I would take the two leads coming out of the bike, split each wire into two, and have one pair go to the lights and another pair to the resistor?
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you wire it in like you would the lights, across the terminals. basically the LED doesn't put enough load on the circuit, so the resistor acts as the rest of the load along side the LED. then the relay thinks it's a bulb. the quick flash, or no flash is the bikes way of letting you know you have a bulb burnt out.
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I put the LED pegs on my 600 and the blinker speed increased dramatically

I put LEDs in the passenger pegs on mine and it sped up the blink rate. I didn't mind that. My mad docs came with the load/running light module otherwise the parallel resistor is needed.
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ok, just like this, but the wire around the outside, is the resistor.

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and the resistor goes on that second loop. and the answer for that question is?....I'm curious
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and the resistor goes on that second loop. and the answer for that question is?....I'm curious
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Nope. Just the rear for now. But Randy is and we didn't install them in his either. We did the same thing. We put them on and it looked like they were blinking so fast we just couldn't see it. Turned out we needed to crank the bike and they blinked just fine.
yeah when me and tim installed mine we couldnt figure out why they wouldnt blink, we went to the dealership and asked, they said i need resitors... well then we went on the site and saw a post that firing up the bike made them blink. well we tried everything els so we gave it a shot and walla they blink. gotta rev it up a bit sometimes but they work
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yeah when me and tim installed mine we couldnt figure out why they wouldnt blink, we went to the dealership and asked, they said i need resitors... well then we went on the site and saw a post that firing up the bike made them blink. well we tried everything els so we gave it a shot and walla they blink. gotta rev it up a bit sometimes but they work
That sucks. I didn't know that. Maybe we should go back and install a resistor then. You shouldn't have to rev the bike to get the blinkers to work right.


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This maybe your solution, this site sells all kinds of resistors.

http://autolumination.com/
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