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Turn signals have been disconected

I bought a bike with disconected turn signals and want to add new ones. Is there a dowload for a wiring diagram or does anyone know which wires are the grounds and which are for the left and right turn signals?

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  • robbucy Feb 03, 2009

    This makes sense and I have found the common ground, but when I hooked up the turn signal, the turn signal came on if I turned he signal switch to the left or right. The same thing happened with the opposite side.

  • robbucy Feb 03, 2009

    There are two wire per each side. both lights came on and flickered but was not a constant blink. The turn signal wires are labeled with a battery wire and a white and orange wire for the left and right blinkers. I am using a led strip light that mounts across the license plate. both sets of led lights on each side are flikering when I turn on the left or right blinker.



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Is the wiring stowed near where the old signals were? if they are, is there a common color wire between all 4 signals?

if there isn't a common color and you are handy with a voltmeter (set to ohms with the buzzer on), you can ring them to ground (an unpainted frame bolt) to see which ones buzz. those that buzz to ground with the ignition off are the ground (negative) wires. the other is the turn signal wire.

the last step (assuming either the rear signals or front signals are a 3 wire system) is to find which wire is for running lights and which is for signals to flash. if you only have 2 wires at each signal, then skip this step.

set the voltmeter to DC volts (20v range is fine), turn the bike to the on position (don't start it), keep the turn signal switch off and place the positive lead of the voltmeter to one of the 2 remaining wires and the other to the ground wire (you just found out which is ground in the previous step) and see if the voltmeter jumps to at least 11 volts. if it does, then you have just determined which wire is the running lights wire. if it doesn't, then move it to the other wire to see if that makes the voltmeter move.

repeat at the other signals that have a 3 wire system.

good luck.

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  • joe Feb 03, 2009

    did they both come on solid or did they both blink?

    do you have 2 wires at each signal or 3 at each signal?

    are the turn signals labeled with which wire is suppose to go where?

  • joe Feb 03, 2009

    ahhhh, LED lights. some LEDs will not work with stock systems. a resistor may need to be added.

    to be sure this is the case, do you have a stock turn signal that you can temp install on one of these corners and see if it works properly (with the others disconnected). if it does work, then the problem lies with the LEDs.



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