Post by beemerbob71 on May 21, 2012 21:59:58 GMT -5
I added some LED turn signals to my '80 XS650SG. Naturally, my stock turn signal flasher would allow illumination, but no flash.
After reading several posts on various boards, I seemed to be getting many conflicting answers. Someone on this board recommended that a CF13JL-02 flasher be purchased from superbrightleds.com. I purchased the flasher, but it cannot be just plugged in.
I ran the brown/grey wire to the L terminal. The brown wire went to the B terminal. The E terminal went to ground. The yellow/green wire from the original flash connection was left disconnected.
On the advice of several posters, I placed the flasher near the battery, away from the coil. All seems to work quite well though I did lose the self cancellation feature.
I only post this in the hopes that I can bring a little clarity and closure to what was a perplexing issue for me.
I don't know who recommended a three prong flasher. I recommend the the LF1-S-Flat flasher from Superbright. It's a two prong flasher and comes with leads that go into a plastic housing, remove the wires from the housing, this leaves the wires with flat blades that plug right into the plug the stock flasher goes into. The red or grey wire into the brown wire, the black to the brown/white. Leo The flasher I recommend is $8.95, $4 less than the one you used.
75 XS650B with 79 forks and dual disc, braided lines, disc brake on back, Pamco ignition, Pamcopete's reg/rec mods, kill switch relay, home made harness, all LED turn, brake and tail lights, tapered head bearings, bronze bushes in swing arm, soon to get shock and fork upgrades
so far what I've read up there's no plug and play for flashers for these bikes as to make it simple 2 prong is the way to go as there's less wires to guess where they go! standard pin locations on 2 and 3 prong flashers won't plug in and work without modifying plug, for a simple circuit like the turn signals it's becoming a bigger problem with all these types of flashers! so far the 1 on my bike i moded the flasher unit and made it plug and play just because i had sitting in a bin worked out well don't even remember how much i paid for it! it's the Grote 44890 - Flasher had the ground coming off the top and didn't need the "P" pilot so i bent the pin inside not to make contact with power and soldered the white wire coming from the top plugged it in and worked great! maybe i should take pics and post them!
r80rt: :)This is a splendid write up, THANK YOU!!!!
Dec 26, 2015 16:54:05 GMT -5
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May 12, 2016 22:22:21 GMT -5
motormike: Good Day ...just a FYI.. Wild Cat is this Labor Day weekend. Still go'n on. A few 650's still make the scene. Various rides at different skill levels each day.. awards dinner sunday eve. BS in the park'n lot after dinner.
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lsettle: First post in over 6 years!
Aug 28, 2016 19:45:17 GMT -5
kardon: Wow quiet here, where did they all go.
Oct 7, 2016 2:18:13 GMT -5
gggGary: XS650.com LOL
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...
Jul 11, 2017 18:04:15 GMT -5
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.
Jul 13, 2017 6:54:33 GMT -5
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.
Jun 23, 2018 16:45:32 GMT -5
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.
Jul 3, 2018 19:15:19 GMT -5
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
bob99: how do I post a question. I am new to the forum
Jun 6, 2019 10:52:10 GMT -5
adlpc: Hello all! Been enjoying your edifying posts and discussions - and as a fan of the XS650 since my early teenage years happy that I now own a 1980 Special which I plan to turn into a vintage half faired racer. Thank you all for being here!
Oct 1, 2019 0:58:56 GMT -5
jimothyj: Hello everyone, I just joined & wish would have known about this site in 2014 when I brought my 1974 TX650A back from the grave. I have spent a good deal of $$ and alot of time on it. Just painted it and working on electrical, I will post pics soon,
Apr 10, 2021 2:14:13 GMT -5
louisvan: trix13 - I had a problem with my 1975 SX650. When I got to highway speeds, the engine lost power. The problem was in the connectors. At a certain vibration and the wind pushing on the wiring loom, the connector lost continuity. A bad crimp to the wire.
May 20, 2021 1:19:09 GMT -5