Bloody Turn Signals


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  • oilplug

Posted August 26, 2006 - 05:03 PM

#1

Hi folks, hoping someone not electrically challenged likemyself can help me out.

The turnsignals on my XR 650L died the other day. Fuses are okay. Connections are okay. Tried a different flasher; still no luck. How do I check the handlebar switch? My manual is pretty vague. Could it be the relay and how do I check that? :ride: :thumbsup:

Thanks

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  • Esinem

Posted November 12, 2006 - 03:45 PM

#2

On my XR650, the wires from the handlebar swith are 3 pairs (I stripped it today to check for my own purposes) as follows: 1) Orange, orange/white 2) Blue, blue/white 3) Grey, grey/white. 1) & 2) are the indicators (2 wires each as I think one runs to the front, the other the back) 3) goes to the flasher, plus a black wire. You should get continuity between 3) and one of the other pairs depending on which way you push the switch. At least, I think that's how it works...

Here's my problem, if anyone can advise:

My XR650R didn't have a flasher unit or signals, so I bought a generic Honda m/c flasher (reputed to solve LED flash rate probs, so I assume it's electronic, not thermal) and the bonus was it had the right 3 pin socket. I'm tryingto run LEDs front and std bulbs rear. I assume it had indicators once as there is a turn switch and the harness appears to be wired for indicators.

However, whilst the new flasher plugs in, it has 2 leads and the connector on the existing wiring harness has 3 wires (black, grey and grey/white). The back indicators now work fine but the front won't light a std indicator but will light an LED (flash rate is a bit weird too). Also the headlamp flashes in time with the indicators.

The indicator switch has 2 sets of wires on each of the 3 contacts: orange, orange/white; blue, blue/white and grey, grey white. The latter two go to the 3 pin connector that fits the flasher unit, the other two sets being the indicators. The connector from the wiring harness also has a black lead. I assume that the orange/white and blue/white are the rear and the plain ones the front indicators.


I'm wondering if the flasher needs 3 leads to get the front indicators to work properly? What's with the headlamp indicating too?






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