Post by ShakerNorm on Jul 29, 2009 18:42:50 GMT -5
I just found a new flasher for all who are converting to LEDs....
I found a flasher unit on eBay specifically for retrofitting vehicles with LED's.... for $9.99 (+shipping & taxes of course). It says it's good from 5V to 17V (so it should work well when you're at the stop light idling and don't have any excess of electrons to waste.....) It's good for 12A, 35Watts, and will handle from 1 to 700 LED's! The flash rate is even adjustable! (40, 50, 60, or 90 per min). And it's only 1.8" X 0.8" X 0.3" - so it's small too. Only 2 terminals and a ground - so it should be easy to hook up, as well.
This thing sounds too good to be true! Here's their home site - but check them out on eBay - they are MUCH cheaper there! ($9.99 compared to $29.99)
Post by ShakerNorm on Aug 10, 2009 20:17:59 GMT -5
Well - Guess what came in the mail today? I now have a flasher that works!
It was a very easy install (even for an electronic dunce like me) - first I checked it out with a temporary hookup - there's 3 wires - Black (ground), Red (hot) and Yellow (to the bulbs).
When I got the envelope - it had all 3 wires twisted together to prevent static problems - easy to untwist. The yellow wire has a couple resistors soldered to it, but that's just to make sure you don't burn it out when you hook it up. I crimped one spade connector to the red wire, and the loop to the ground wire, and left the yellow (with the resistors) until I had checked the circuit....
There are BIG warnings not to touch the yellow to ground after you have the hot wire hooked up, so I was careful to connect the yellow before I hooked up the red wire (just to be sure). I connected the ground to a bolt on the frame, then plugged the yellow (through the resistors) to the BROWN & WHITE connector on the flasher plug. The red wire went to the SOLID BROWN connector - and VOILA! I had working turn signals for the first time after fussing with them for 3 or 4 years!! ;D
A couple minutes later, I had removed the resistors, crimped the spade connector to the yellow wire, and plugged it in again - Second attempt - Same result - reliable - constant flash rate, and it works with my LED's! ;D I didn't bother to change the flash rate, as it seems pretty good - not too fast & not too slow.
It's so small that you can stuff it into any tiny little space under your tank, and have room to spare. Not bad for 20 minutes of work!
Sometimes electronics ARE good! ;D LOL
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An Ex is just a Has-Been, and a Spurt is just some poor drip under a lot of pressure.........
So I have had the stant EL13 and it has worked fine for a long time, however it just died. I went to O'reilys and they ordered me a Bussman 233 which is supposed to be the equivalent to the EL13. Will this work?
NO.233 Super-Duty Electronic Flasher
12 Volt, 3-terminals, up to 20 amps, 1 to 10 bulbs.
1981 Yamaha XS 650 Special (SH)...now a street tracker. Located in Lewisville, Texas (Dallas Suburbs)
Norm... After some time, has your Bauer flasher unit continued to operate properly?
I ordered one, installed with no problem and it works great when the engine is not running. Once the engine starts, the turn signals flash very irregularly. I initially attributed the erratic blinking to some sort of induced current because the flasher unit was very close to the coils. I moved the unit away from the coils with no appreciable improvement.
I got my flasher from www.superbriteleds.com $8.95 + s/h. two wires, one to the brown wire, one to the brown/white wire. When I got it I tested it with a battery and one LED bulb. It flashed just fine. Been since last fall, still working great. I Have a very hot coil, Mike's green monster, if the flasher is to close to the coil it will flash erratic.
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
Polamnus Hi: Installed a Tritonstand EL-13, $ 9.00 from Advanced Auto, 3 prong flasher. L= Brown/White Wire X= Brown Wire P= Yellow/Green Wire Works fine, don"t know if self cancel still works and don"t care as I have not run it on the highway yet, however flasher works great.
( Wellow ) Sheese Had to fix that one. LB
I have been fighting this problem for some time,my signals won't light or flash.I checked the switch,the contacts were clean and in excellent condition.I then checked all the bulbs and sockets,all were fine.The fuses were all good also. I figured the only thing left was the flasher relay, so I decided to replace that.I used the same part as you and hooked it up as directed, but still nothing.I have a 1981 model and it is completely unmolested and stock with only 4624 miles on it.I'm at my wits end with this and tired of messing with it. Can anyone help me with this problem?Thanks, Mike
r80rt: :)This is a splendid write up, THANK YOU!!!!
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mashermoto: What the what is this shoutbox for? Or should I shout, WHAT THE WHAT IS THIS SHOUTBOX FOR!
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!
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kardon: Wow quiet here, where did they all go.
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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.
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