LED turn signals.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by jock.p, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. jock.p

    jock.p Member

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    Hello again
    I was thinking about fitting led turn signals to my bike.Is it possible to get a replacement flasher relay that will plug straight in to slow down the flash rate? or do I have to fit resistors to each light.Also will this work OK with self cancelling turn signals?
    Cheers, Jock.
     
  2. Hoople

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    The schematics I have for a 1996 XL1200 show the turn signals as a module. You should not have a flasher relay. Flash rate is probably designed into the circuit by a solid state timer and not by a heated flash relay. You may have no other choice for flash rate other than by defining the current load the module sees.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I think a load resistor is required to compensate for the lower voltage drawn by the led bulbs and keep the turn signal module happy

    Brian
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Some lights offered by different manufacturers have the load equalizers built right in otherwise you need a load equalizer for the lights you are installing or they probably will not flash.
     
  5. 67hat34c

    67hat34c Active Member

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    check Kuryakian(spelling) i have their LED tail light, perfect fit and quality component. They have plug in's for the turn signal and believe they have built in resistors.