Question about Harley Davidson FLSTF - FLSTFI Fat Boy Motorcycles
Signal wire runs through the switch housing. Do I have to cut the wires on the signal light to remove the signal wire??
Posted by Anonymous on
You do not have to do anything if all you want to do is replace the switch housing cover. It is always necessary to indicate the vintage of the bike also as thing change fro year to year sometimes.
Posted on Oct 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If this is really the XJ650 (in-line 4-cylinder engine) then yes - go to
http://members.tripod.com/dave_jack/ to order the XJCD set. If it is the XS650 (vertical twin) then you should get the Yamaha service manual or go to www.650rider.com or www.mikesxs.com.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
your wires are crossed/shorting somewhere, probably in the headlight. remove the light to get to all the wires. you should be able to see which colors go to which side, also look at the wires coming from the turn signals both front and rear lefts will be same color and the rights will be another color. you should be able to tell by looking inside the switch which side is which color and which one is the feed to the switch
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
sorry.. i don't know off the top of my head but super simple way to check.. get an electrical tester that pierces the wire and turns on a light.. ($5 at walmart--seriously) turn on left signal, check the wires.. the one that is flashing is your left signal... so on and so forth..
(this tool will be super handy in the future also)
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
The two wire system is for a turn signal only unit. The three wire unit has a turn signal and a running light in it. Remove the turn signal lense and you'll probably see a dual filament bulb. The two wire system is shown as an "International" wired model according to my book. One wire is the "hot" wire (Brown) and the other is a ground or earth wire (black) on the bike. On the turn signal unit, probably all wires are black. You can use a VOM to determine which wire is the ground wire or you can just try hooking them up in different ways until you find one that works.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Though I can't recall what the wire colors are for your bike's turn signals, here's how to figure it out: on the turn signals that you bought, first determine which wire is the ground by removing the light bulb and then checking to see which wire has continuity to the turn signal's metal bulb socket base.
Then find out which wire is the running light and which is the turn signal by hooking the ground wire and one of the other wires to a 12 volt power source. Which ever wire makes the brighter part of the bulb light up is the turn signal - the dimmer one is for the running light.
On the bike, match the turn signal wire to the bike's wiring that is 'hot' with the turn signal switch on. Plug the running light wire from the turn signal into the bike's wiring that is 'hot' whever the key is on. Hook the turn signal ground wire to the bike's ground wire(s).
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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