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So i wired up my aftermarket blinkers. Everything works however the indicators on the dash blink verrrry sloooooowwww....almost to the point where it looks like they stay one...Does this mean I wired something wrong? I did switch out the relay as needed to a variable load 2 prong.
 

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If there is, you can probably stick a resistor on the relay. That would be weird though. Full disclosure: I have no idea how bikes work and why you switched(?) the relay, but on most automobiles (like mine) you stick a resistor on with the LED and stick with the OEM relay to make it blink appropriately. Also you're otherwise you're relying on the internal resistance of the LEDs to govern the current. Since the internal resistance can change and isnt linear (OR DEFINED) it can change drastically changing the current and you're buying new LED's regularly.

I guess that's also unless your LED's also have integrated resistors (These top shelf deals?)

So long story short, still dunno how a motorcycle works but if there is some reason there's a second relay the internal resistance of the new relay (I cant find a datasheet on that one) may be super low and affecting it.


It's not too bad. Replacing the flash relay was fairly simple. I am kinda bothered by the fact that the indicators on the dash just stay on now though. I wonder if there is another relay that controls the dash lights.


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Just wondering if anyone came up with a solution that allows the dash light signal indicators to blink correctly? I'm wondering if I should try another relay. Do we know if the relay controls both the blinkers and the dash signals?
 

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