Turn signal problem

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by harrisma2, May 15, 2012.

  1. harrisma2

    harrisma2 New Member

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    I am having trouble finding out how to post. I just bought a 2001 Sportster 883 and the blinkers are missing on the front. The left blinker do not work when i am riding. Also i must continue to hit the blinker switch to make the right blinker work when riding. What do i have to do?
    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely use proper hand signals for now, but you have to get some front blinkers on the bike. Signal wiring works as a "system" and when any one is broke/damaged/missing it affects all four.
     
  3. harrisma2

    harrisma2 New Member

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    2001 Sportster brake light and turning signal

    I just rode my newly purchased Harley 2001 Sportster around my complex and when i got home i noticed the brake light was out i assume because of the rattling. What can i do to correct this problem. Also i noticed that my right blinker has either a short or something cause it dont work when i am riding? Any solutions will help!
     
  4. harrisma2

    harrisma2 New Member

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    Thanks i will do that!
     
  5. harrisma2

    harrisma2 New Member

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    By the way thanks MSG, I am currently serving in the US Army!
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Turn signal module is looking for the wattage draw from at least 2 bulbs before it will flash
    if the brake light is not working try changing the bulb 2 screws will take the lens off then twist and remove the bulb note the orientation of the posts on the bulb as it only fits one way

    Brian