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LED Indicator Flashrate Fix

Post by lerk on Mon 30 Jul 2007, 12:14

You'll need one of these per indicator, H5R6

Just connect the resistor between the two wires of each LED indicator and your indicators should flash correctly...

People sell two of these and four snaplock connectors for 6 plus postage on ebay!

Hope this saves someone a little hassle...

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Re: LED Indicator Flashrate Fix

Post by pistollpete on Mon 12 May 2008, 14:06

My rear indicators only appear to have one wire each, is there a ground or earth or what ever i need to join the two live wires to... not much of a wireist i'm afraid. :(

thanks for the info Lerk.

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Post by pistollpete on Mon 12 May 2008, 14:11

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Re: LED Indicator Flashrate Fix

Post by lerk on Mon 12 May 2008, 23:27

Do you have an integrated rear light cluster then?

If so just connect between each live feed and the common ground feed - if i remember correctly mine uses the stop/tail light ground for both indicators and the stop/tail.


Otherwise (and if you don't want resistors under your seat) you can install them at the relay - fit a single resistor of the same value but twice the wattage on each of the outputs and this will have the same effect. You'll need double the resistance if you have front LED's too.
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Post by pistollpete on Tue 13 May 2008, 00:42

lerk wrote:Do you have an integrated rear light cluster then?

If so just connect between each live feed and the common ground feed - if i remember correctly mine uses the stop/tail light ground for both indicators and the stop/tail.


Otherwise (and if you don't want resistors under your seat) you can install them at the relay - fit a single resistor of the same value but twice the wattage on each of the outputs and this will have the same effect. You'll need double the resistance if you have front LED's too.


Thanks Lerk, i do have an integrated unit yes! - nice mine read there gay - i already got myself 4 of the 10W resistors, not sure what i'm doing with the front yet, the bulb flush fit indicators in just got are shite and don't fit so i'll probably get led's (but not online this time!)

... have you ever had a problem at MOT time with the integrated lights? i read somewhere there is a legal requirement for them to be so far apart- 24cm or something?

and how hot do these resistors get exactly, any tips on insulation?

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Re: LED Indicator Flashrate Fix

Post by lerk on Tue 13 May 2008, 16:40

I've not actually taken the bike through the MOT yet, but my local place isn't normally too bothered about that sort of thing...

I put a set of flush mount smoked LED front indicators off ebay on mine, but they are hardly visible from the front. I've made them better by spacing them out at the rear, but i'd advise spending a little more and getting the motrax ones which stick out slightly and so should be more visible.

The resistors shouldn't get too hot as usually your indicators are only on for a short time before being cancelled. Mine are just spliced into the indicators wiring (so the bikes loom is untouched) then wrapped in self amalgamating tape, they've been on for nearly a year now and show no signs of overheating!

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Re: LED Indicator Flashrate Fix

Post by pistollpete on Tue 13 May 2008, 19:25

fitted the integrated rear light today, i cut wires and crimped on some push fit connectors same on the resistors, so it should be easy to revert back if i change the relay at some point.

Tie wrapped the resistors onto some nice cold aluminum, just to be sure Smile

...i have an MOT coming up in the next 2 weeks, so i'll soon see if they send me packing, i'm sure the old ones will go back on quick enough.

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