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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem with a front blinker. My blinker indicator is staying on, it is dim but is on, when I turn on the blinker it flashes bright but never goes off. Last night I noticed that my left front marker light is much brighter than the right side, it flashes normal but the marker light is just bright. The indicator light used to intermittenly flash at high speeds (much vibratation) but now it just stays on. Could this be a ground problem? or something else?
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Time to change the blinker fluid

Can't help but this will bump your question
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I think you're right on track with a ground problem... Especially on the blinkers themselves where they ground to the bike frame. A bad ground forces things to be in series that would normally be in parallel by seeking a different ground path. that can casue a couple things to light up that may not normally be.... You get the picture... Anyway I would for sure check the bulbs, sockets, and the ground path for the front blinkers as a starting point...
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Are they stock blinkers?
Have you tried changing bulbs??? On the front they are 2 filament bulbs (1157) so they may light but not operate properly. Have you looked at the socket themselves for corrosion?
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^^^^

Yeah, I think if the run light filament burns out, the turn signal element illuminates and the blinker indicator staying on tells you to change the bulb.
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Time to change the blinker fluid

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Aww, now you're just being mean Robyn. There isn't sucha thing as blinker fluid. You know darn well it's most likely a problem with the air pressure in the blinker system.
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Aww, now you're just being mean Robyn. There isn't sucha thing as blinker fluid. You know darn well it's most likely a problem with the air pressure in the blinker system.
One thing I finds that works well is to soak the blinker in a bucket of steam.
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Aww, now you're just being mean Robyn. There isn't sucha thing as blinker fluid. You know darn well it's most likely a problem with the air pressure in the blinker system.
WHAT ??? But this bunch told me there was
I suppose I don't need to change the air in the tires either !!!
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Ahhh, blinker fluid... I think I keep that next to my metric screwdrivers and 6v battery acid.
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the blinker fluid is just fine (dioelectric grease), both filiments are good and working properly, its just the low filiment (marker) is just bright as heckkkk. I am gonna head on down to the garage and tear the sucker apart (just the front), I'll post up if I find anything.... Wish me luck "I am going in"...
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