I bought the flasher in the link for use with my led signals. I checked the load on the signals and it was .08A ea. or .16A for the pair. This should be 160ma I believe and within the range of the flasher.I connected 12V to the X terminal and the brown/white from the signal switch to the L terminal and got nothing. The bulbs didn't light or flash. I'm thinking I got a bad flasher because I hooked it up to my car that also has a 2 terminal flasher and nothing there either. I think this flasher should work with the signals...what do you think?
Up date... I got a replacement flasher from Napa today and it works great. It will flash one or both signals no problem. I just got a bad one the first time. Now I just need to add some doides to the single indicator light so it doesn't feed back and light all the signals.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2010 20:08:55 GMT -5 by grinder
I installed an adjustable rate flasher for my new LED signals (no signals on the bike when I bought it). Things went pretty well, but I ran into the same problem grinder did - the dark green wire for the right signals and the chocolate brown wire from the left signals both connect to the (single) signal indicator light. I don't understand how this could work - when the signal is activated on one side, current is fed through the indicator light into the other side and both right and left are lit up.
Two questions - A). can any one recommend a diode that will work (the way grinder describes)? B). Is there another way to attack the problem (beside disabling the signal indicator light)?
This is what I did and it worked great. Take a lead from the dark green and the chocolate( L & R turn) and connect to the in sides of the diodes. Connect the out sides of the diodes together with a wire and run this wire to the positive side of the indicator bulb. Ground the other lead comming from the bulb. These are the diodes I used, they are overkill but are nice and beefy. The end of the diode with the silver stripe is the out side.
Sorry about the quality of the diagram. This is what grinder is describing.
If you have a single turn signal indicator lamp in your model, this is what you could do. In the headlight bucket, locate the Dark Green and the Chocolate Brown wires heading to the turn signal indicator lamp. These are the wires you will be working with.
slide: Mike, I suggest you consider a PMA from Hugh's Handbuilt. I have had one for two years and it works great. Couple that up with a new Pamco with the auto advance and you will be good to go for a long time. I think the cost may be less as well
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Feb 16, 2017 20:49:02 GMT -5
buell88: Anybody have any idea who built the xs650 tracker used in the Draggin Jeans Ad on Pipeburn?
May 16, 2017 16:24:09 GMT -5
joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
Jun 7, 2017 19:25:58 GMT -5
joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
Jun 7, 2017 22:09:52 GMT -5
craig8johnson: Not sure if this is the right spot or not but oh well...
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
Jul 11, 2017 18:06:19 GMT -5
gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
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dean: Just saying Hello, new member who is going to fix up a 79 XS650 that has seen its better days. I will definitely have lots of questions coming up.
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tt650: Trying to breathe life into a 1980 that's been stored (indoors) for 25 yrs. Air filters are dry rotted. Have cleaned carbs but she only runs briefly on choke then stops. Need jet setting info and other ideas that might help her idle and rev.
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trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
Aug 16, 2018 8:50:48 GMT -5
trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
Aug 16, 2018 8:55:08 GMT -5
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