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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 02:11 PM
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I am fully aware there are ways to modify flasher relay by replacing it with electronic one that will work with both LED and indescandent bulbs without cutting wires. Im very good in electronics or can find one online. If modding the flasher, what about bulb under speedo dial?? Curious

I would love to have RED Luxeon LEDs for brakelight, its blinding bright!! Attention getter from rear chuckling...

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By putting in resistors in to the system will draw the same amount of power just insted of the light drawings more you are making the resistor to disipate it in heat. By changing the realy you run at less draw but the same flash rate.
Thanks for the post. You are absolutely right about the current draw. each turn signal incandescent bulb draws Watts when flashing and 5 Watts when not. If you replace all your turn signals by LED units, you save 10 Watts when not flashing and 42 Watts when flashing. Change your brake light to LED too and your power saving is 63 Watts when braking and turning.

Your battery is only 10 Amp hour and the alternator puts out 375 watts. I don't know how much spare capacity the alternator has beyond charging the battery and doing all the things that are done by electronic signals, such as running the PCM, supplying signals to various sensors and actuators, to coils and all. If you are going to be adding accessories to your bike that are power hogs, such as heated clothing, you need to save power so that you don't over draw from your power generation system.
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Ok, so I had installed rear LED turn signals, and nothing up front, and I did get rapid flashing in the rear, which I was ok with.

Now, I have decided to add the LED turn signals to the front. When I connected them to test if they work, this is what they did:

When bike was turned on, the front LED turn signals were on a constant ON, VERY bright. I want to set it up that they are NOT constantly on, but only come on when I use my turn signals.

2nd issue, when I actually use my turn signal, it goes from the VERY BRIGHT CONSTANT ON, to a barely visible flash. When I turn off my signals, it goes back to the VERY BRIGHT CONSTANT ON.

I do have a LED flasher relay that I bought with the LED's, just never got around to installing it.

Would installing it fix my issue? How do I go about changing the CONSTANT ON to OFF?
If you are talking about Volusia, the front turn signal lamps are always on. The real turn signals are normally off except when flashing. So Front bulbs are always on, and real bulbs are always off. Front bulbs are 5W/21W (dual filament) and rear bulbs are 21W (single filament). The 5 W filament is always on. The 21W filament flashes.
Incandescent turn signal bulbs have two filaments one is light all the time and the brighter filament is turned on by a signal from the flasher. LED bulbs to be used as dual intensity bulbs (turn signal or stop light) function by alternately dimming some or all of the LEDs and allowing them to emit to full brightness. The difference between bright and dim in those type of bulbs is not very large.
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Well I bought one and it works great .... just installed today ..... I am very happy now....
Well thanks for taking the risk. 2 of my bike's turn signal housings are busted (front and back). So I figured it is the perfect time to replace both sets with leds.

Seems like an easy task. What LED's do you have? From where did you purchase?
Maybe concern is, how do I know they will fit my bike?

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Well thanks for taking the risk. 2 of my bike's turn signal housings are busted (front and back). So I figured it is the perfect time to replace both sets with leds.

Seems like an easy task. What LED's do you have? From where did you purchase?
Maybe concern is, how do I know they will fit my bike?

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you have a C50? ( really should state what bike and year when asking )

I have those LED dual bulbs and they fit in my Gators bullet lights.
bought at a local bike shop.

proly fit Vol Lollipops

As to a place to get some, here is one and have fun looking!
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you have a C50? ( really should state what bike and year when asking )

I have those LED dual bulbs and they fit in my Gators bullet lights.
bought at a local bike shop.

proly fit Vol Lollipops

As to a place to get some, here is one and have fun looking!
Motorcycle Lights For Harley Davison, Metrics, Sport Bikes
2004 Suzuki Volusia VL800Z. I found lots of LED replacements on ebay and such, but hard to tell what the quality will be like. Also, curious if they will be able to double as running lights and signal lights?

Thanks for the link, searching for a pair now.
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This whole conversation has been "enlightening." Seriously, I have wanted to LED my rear on my 05 C50 since week 2. I just purchased some inexpensive but very good looking and smaller/closer fitting turnsignals.

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I plan on matching the existing connectors - shouldn't be too difficult to find, thereby maintaining the OEM wiring connection, in case I want to replace with stock. This leaves me with two that I may gift away. Good Karma. Cheers, and thanks for this marvelous post.

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I know this is an old thread but after installing LEDs front and rear they work fine just as planned but my tank display turn signal lights are lit. They are dimly lit and brighter when flashing. Is this normal or did I miss a step? Or perhaps purchased a bad relay?

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