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Right turn signals stay on, left stay off.

I have a 2004 Honda Sabre vt1100 c2. Both of the right side turn signals act like running lamps and both of the left side don't. The right side flashes quickly and the left seem to flash normally. Why?

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    I don't actually know what 'bad earth' means, could you please explain? or clarify? 

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Bike is a 1998 Honda Shadow Signal on left flashes fast right signal turns all 4 signals on as flashers , I do not have flashers on this bike


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From your good description I would say either a bad earth or corrosion.
Check bulbs too as wrong wattage can cause grief.
Make sure all bulb contacts inside holder are not corroded (With ignition OFF) also the sides are clean too for good earthing, still a problem? then check all wire connections to each indicator, a little WD40 or similar all round is a great help when doing this.
Good Luck!
Paul 'W'
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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    Paul W Jan 18, 2009

    Your motorcycle is Negative Earth, this means the polarity of the Battery Negative is attached to the chassis/frame and the Positive is the main circuit feed to electrical items. I order not to cause a short circuit (Direct contact between both Negative- and Positive+) they are isolated.
    For your electrical equipment to function correctly a completed circuit from Positive through to negative needs to take place.
    So if corrosion occurs on/in the chassis or component a Bad Earth (To Chassis!) causes problems as the current cannot flow smoothly, also Electricity will always find the shortest route so may not let the equipment work as it should, Namely your Turn Signal indicators.
    That Help?
    Please remember to appraise my effort.
    Paul 'W'
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