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LED turn signal conversion problem


Don Macleay

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My '04 has clear signal lenses and the following is the combo I settled on. I have used these for about two years now - no problems. In addition to the side LEDS which use the OEM reflector, the bulbs have a projector lens on the ends which focus the light straight behind you.

https://www.amazon.com/iBrightstar-Newest-Extremely-Bright-replacement/dp/B07BXNMNRF/ref=sr_1_22?crid=NJN75N30DW71&keywords=ibrightstar&qid=1658273217&sprefix=ibrightstar%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-22

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And this flasher unit - adjustable blink rate  -also works well.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Flasher-Electronic-Signal-Adjustable/dp/B091PXFXFD/ref=sr_1_23?crid=1603YA1WSJQ6M&keywords=led+flasher+unit&qid=1658273542&s=automotive&sprefix=led+flasher+unit%2Cautomotive%2C147&sr=1-23

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It even has the tab to fit in the OEM location.

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So, confirmed that the late V11 with the separate left and right signal indicator lights in the "dash" panel will function with LED turn signal units both front and rear?

Special flasher to adjust the rate of the flashing?

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Yes, all works perfectly fine. The blink rate is adjustable to personal preference or legal requirements.

EDIT: I see that the picture of the latest bulb shows no projector lens - no idea if that affects the brightness.

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Greenie came with led signals. When going thru the bike, lot's of extra wiring and resistors. All that gone and working fine with the cheap orange flasher, bet mine is the same as po18guy. Using the same flasher on Rosso Corsa with led bulbs.
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So I would also like to add LED turn signals to my Greenie and after reviewing this thread carefully I think I understand what needs to be done. Many thanks to the Kiwi's here for their helpful comments;

 

I found these diodes online that appear to comply with KiwRoys' solution.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/metric-bike-diode-kit-motorcycle-diode-kit?utm_campaign=400_tROAS-Pmax&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=N/A&gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpa_Z3ZWahwMVyhWtBh0V2QG8EAQYASABEgJ4UvD_BwE

So I assume the wiring will be lurking in the headlight shell.

Open it up, identify the wires leading to the single dash indicator light, and install the diodes facing the correct way, into the circuit on either side of the dash lamp, from each side of turn signals. Then run a ground wire from the dash lamp to ground.

 

What I am still unsure about is:

1. Will I need to replace the dash lamp with an LED lamp?

 

2. Do I need to change the flasher unit?

 

I guess I will soon find out! But any insights will be greatly appreciated because electrical isn't my strong suit.

 

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Why don't you look at posts july 22. I prefer less wiring if possible.

Cheers Tom.

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Tom

Thanks,... after reading again, I see what you are saying more clearly.

Phil
Thanks.... I might as well give it a go then.

Docc

Thanks for the link dinky.

I'll order them, swap the flasher over, and with the LEDs installed, see what happens. Hey it's only electrickery right. My only concern is the feedback through the indicator bulb in the dash. Not sure if the flasher alone would solve that but I'll get diodes on hand in case they all flash.

 

Cheers and thanks guys.

 

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I just see Martys' response too.... 

 

Big thanks Marty........ and I'll be back in Auckland later this year if you want anything brought back from the U.S..... just let me know. Cheers

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3 hours ago, DucatiGuzziIndian said:

.... and I'll be back in Auckland later this year if you want anything brought back from the U.S..... just let me know. Cheers

A kind offer. Shipping costs from USA seem to be in the arm/leg/first born category recently. I'll keep it in mind.

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