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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Led indicators flash speed question
First of all my bike is an Australian 2007 CBR600rr.
So ive spent a half hour reading all the threads I can find on the topic, and still dont completely understand as much as I want to.
So I get that replacing bulbs with LED's means they flash faster due to less resistance- this is the work of the relay circuitry, correct?
So you can either add some resistors in somewhere to get the system resistance back to spec, or get a new appropriate relay and simply replace old with new?
1. Is the whole indicator system one single circuit? As in if I replace front indicators with LED, get a resistor to fix it, then replace rear indicators it will be out again? and I will need to correct again with a new resistor? Is it the same with replacing relays? Or is there just a simple one-off fix, if you have any number of LED indicators, you replace the relay, or wire in the resistor and it will be fixed? Or does each indicator set run on a seperate circuit, and you buy a resistor for the front indicators, and one for the rears?
2. I have read that US bikes have a 3-pin relay, which you can easily buy a replacement for from various stores. Australian bikes I hear have a 2-pin relay so these aftermarket fixes wont work. Correct? Is there a plug-and-play relay fix for Australian bikes?
3. If I was to follow the resistor option, where do I wire this resistor? Do I just snip a particular wire, solder it in the gap, and electric tape wrap it up? Is it that easy? Whereabouts?
4. I have front TST halo-2 flushmount LED indicators I fitted today. Now all indicators blink fast. I also have some rear flushmount LED indicators, and an integrated LED taillight I hope to fit down the track. Should I fit the rear indicators as well before I try to fix up the flashing speed?
Thanks for anyone who can help with these. Im still new to the bike.