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Old 11-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Those are perfect, same kind I've used. Work well. As for parallel, you are going to "bridge" across the turn sig circuit pos to neg, not splice in line (series).

Easiest way to do this is to tap splice one lead of the resistor into the Positive lead for the sig and run the other lead to the chassis ground the neg battery term is landed on. Use a ring term for this so you don't have to tap any more wires.

If you can, only tap into the secondary harnesses (after the plugs, on the signal side), try not to hack into the main harness, makes things way easier down the road for diff mods and helps anyone who has to dig into the elec system to troubleshoot.

Also heat shrink any taps with dual wall adhesive heat shrink to keep the moisture out.

Good luck! Hope that helped some.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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So I am rewiring all new blinkers on my FXR.

I bought some of those cheap LED arrow blinkers off ebay to stick to my mirrors. Though it would be a cool look. Anyways, when I wired them up and pressed the blinker button, the rears don't work and the front just stays on, instead of blink (This is an old FXR where you have to HOLD the button down and they blink). When I wired up an older set of blinkers, it works just fine. Only thing I can think of is the difference in wire gauge. The eBay ones has like, ****, 24-26 gauge wiring and my other blinkers are like16-18 gauge.

Would that cause it not to work?
A lot of the time on OEM signal systems are sensitive to resistance. They are that way to make it easy to spot a problem such as a bad bulb. The blinker just stays solid on if there is a problem. If you make modifications to the system then you are changing the resistance in the system. It will make the resistance sensitive turn signal relay/flasher behave like there is a problem. Try changing the signal relay to a generic one. In the old days I had to do this to get my system to work on my truck when I added a trailer with lights. Same thing with the bike. The only thing that you might want to keep in mind is that with the generic turn signal flasher is that you loose that easy to notice warning. It might be a good idea to add turn signal function to your pre-ride walk around.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:34 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks man, you have some nice bikes too.

Had a '91 FXR, so I already know I'll love it lol! Sold it before I moved to IL, kept the softie since it was/is the only one I ever bought new

mark me up as one of those "wished he hadn't" guys, but hey we all make mistakes
Thank you. My FXR looks nothing like this now. DOiong the whole outlaw thing with it. Who isn't? haha Glad you were able to pick up another FXR though.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up. I am hoping that these load resistors work for me. I guess it wouldn't be too big of a deal for me to go a different blinker route though too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Load resistor

I have had very good results fitting a Badlands Module to eliminate fitting of load resistors. The module does not heat up and is VERY easy to fit. Regards Davy.
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