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psychomatt
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HD blinker issues

Post by psychomatt » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Hey guys

Just bought a set of beehive blinkers and want to use them on the harley but the wires dont seem to be conducting. Is it a common thing with hd's? do they need bigger watts or voltage stuff?

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Post by Happosai » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:45 pm

Matt

Have you got them wired correctly ?

Are they LED blinkers? LEDs dont draw enough current to trigger the indicator canister, you will have to replace the indicator canister more than likely.

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Post by psychomatt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:26 pm

hey

yeah they arent led lights they have lil globes

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Post by DOA » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:21 pm

hi matt.
do they light up if you connect them directly to a battery. some low wattage lights have a polarity device in them if there is a load resistor in them for later computer controlled lighting.as well and need to be connected posative to posative and negative to negative or ground on a harley.
second test try a std blinker back on the circuit.
try connecting it both ways if there are 2 wires.
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Post by psychomatt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:23 pm

cheers mate
will try

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Post by Ol Fart » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:00 am

Post a pic of your beehive blinkers Matt.
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Post by Happosai » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:28 am

Matt

Those are pretty simple lights I've run them in the past, do as below and you should be right.

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DOA wrote:hi matt.
do they light up if you connect them directly to a battery. some low wattage lights have a polarity device in them if there is a load resistor in them for later computer controlled lighting.as well and need to be connected posative to posative and negative to negative or ground on a harley.
second test try a std blinker back on the circuit.
try connecting it both ways if there are 2 wires.
cheers
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Post by Prof » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:07 pm

HD blikner box (on older HD's at least) doesn't work with after market indicators as they don't have enough resistance I am told.
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Post by KeithinSB » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:13 pm

the earth on those blinkers is the mounting screw.
if its not attached to an earthed piece of metal, you will need to make a wire from the screw on the blinker to a grounded, (earthed) section of frame.
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Post by psychomatt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:42 pm

ran into bobbazooki whilst riding this arvo and we found out i hadnt had the blinker in contact with the bike whilst testing the wire. This makes sense as it would earth it right.
well im yet to try it but should sovle my problems


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Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:44 pm

You might need a load equalizer.

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