2012 Bonnie Indicator Flasher Unit - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Twins Talk Discussion of Hinckley Triumph Twin related matters and topics. Sponsored By: Throttle Mojo

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
triumphrat.net Vendor
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: T'bird
 
jaguartvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: surrey, UK
Posts: 836
Other Motorcycle: wide glide
Extra Motorcycle: T140v
2012 Bonnie Indicator Flasher Unit

The new Bonnies appear to have a new flasher unit (earlier bikes 10, newer bikes 49 for a replacement flasher unit). When I sell my FEK's I supply a dual load flasher unit so you can run bulbs at the front and LED's at the rear but this unit won't fit the new 2012 bikes.
I don't have access to a 2012 Bonnie, does anyone have one that they can take a photo of the flasher unit, or does anyone know of a dual load flasher unit that will fit the late Bonnie?
__________________
WWW.RetroCafeRacer.com
Solo Seats, Fender Eliminator kits, Custom Fenders and much more.
jaguartvr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,318
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
If your bike has a VIN number beyond 521669 then the flasher relay has been changed to a 2-pin type without a ground connection and it's not interchangeable with the earlier 3-pin relay. This applies to all these models: Bonneville, Bonneville T100, Bonneville SE, Scrambler and Thruxton.

There are lots on ebay, etc for about $10. Search for 2-pin flasher relay. What we really need is a member with that sort of relay to make a note of the markings on the side, model number, etc and then the search for the correct type is easy. Better than paying 49 to the Factory.


Last edited by Forchetto; 08-09-2012 at 08:34 AM.
Forchetto is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
triumphrat.net Vendor
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: T'bird
 
jaguartvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: surrey, UK
Posts: 836
Other Motorcycle: wide glide
Extra Motorcycle: T140v
Thanks for the info. It's a replacement to work with LED and standard bulbs that I need. I can get a two pin flasher, could I add a couple of wires and connectors to it to link up to the loom?
__________________
WWW.RetroCafeRacer.com
Solo Seats, Fender Eliminator kits, Custom Fenders and much more.
jaguartvr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,318
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaguartvr View Post
Thanks for the info. It's a replacement to work with LED and standard bulbs that I need. I can get a two pin flasher, could I add a couple of wires and connectors to it to link up to the loom?
I can't say. The latest factory manual that I have still shows the wiring for the 3-pin unit so I can't tell how they're wired.
Forchetto is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville Mag Wheel
 
Pauljp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gatineau, Quebec Canada
Posts: 154
I have a 2012 Bonneville.
If you can tell me where to look for this unit, I can take pics and give you all the details when I get home.
Pauljp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,318
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauljp View Post
I have a 2012 Bonneville.
If you can tell me where to look for this unit, I can take pics and give you all the details when I get home.
Great!. The components shown on my number 2 post are revealed when you remove the left-hand side panel.
Forchetto is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton
 
sbabyak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 428
Other Motorcycle: FeltVintageIronCross400
2012 Flasher Relay

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaguartvr View Post
The new Bonnies appear to have a new flasher unit (earlier bikes 10, newer bikes 49 for a replacement flasher unit). When I sell my FEK's I supply a dual load flasher unit so you can run bulbs at the front and LED's at the rear but this unit won't fit the new 2012 bikes.
I don't have access to a 2012 Bonnie, does anyone have one that they can take a photo of the flasher unit, or does anyone know of a dual load flasher unit that will fit the late Bonnie?
Hi Jaguartvr,

I have a 2012 Thruxton, but I would imagine that the relay is a shared item...

http://www.triumphrat.net/attachment...1&d=1344538558

http://www.triumphrat.net/attachment...1&d=1344538558

For anyone that is interested... I just contacted and confirmed with the folks at Kisan that the proper SignalMinder unit for these models is the SM-3.

https://www.kisantech.com/view_product.php?product=SM-3

I hope that helps Jaguartvr!

- Steve
Attached Thumbnails
2012 Bonnie Indicator Flasher Unit-relay_1.jpg   2012 Bonnie Indicator Flasher Unit-relay-plug.jpg  
sbabyak is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,318
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
Thanks for the pics. I've just Googled the model number, FE218BH, and it turns out to be a very common relay on Japanese bikes, made by Denso.

Lots of them on ebay for as little as 12, like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R1-R1-INDICATOR-RELAY-FE218BH-YAMAHA-/350325131629

If Triumph are selling them for 49, they're on to a nice little earner considering they must be buying them wholesale by the bucket load...

Last edited by Forchetto; 08-09-2012 at 03:24 PM.
Forchetto is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville Mag Wheel
 
Pauljp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gatineau, Quebec Canada
Posts: 154
I have a 2012 Triumph Bonneville and I took a pic of mine.
My VIN is 751xxxx and this is what mine looks like.
I verified that this is the flasher first by turning on the signals and feeling the vibration inside.
So what does this mean??

Just as a side note: my Seat Removal Allen Key is located on the other side of the bike (Right hand side). Interesting.


Last edited by Pauljp; 08-09-2012 at 04:05 PM.
Pauljp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,318
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauljp View Post
I have a 2012 Triumph Bonneville and I took a pic of mine.
My VIN is 751xxxx and this is what mine looks like.
I verified that this is the flasher first by turning on the signals and feeling the vibration inside.
So what does this mean??

Just as a side note: my Seat Removal Allen Key is located on the other side of the bike (Right hand side). Interesting.
Don't know. The data comes from the horses mouth. Both those changes, the relay and the location of the Allen key were announced in Triumph's Tecnical News number TN131 in January 2012.

Note that the VIN numbers the Factory refers to are just the last 6 figures, like this:

SMTTJ9107G9403639
Forchetto is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indicator Problem (Flasher Unit?) T140V Dave W Classic, Vintage & Veteran 12 09-14-2010 02:55 PM
where is the flasher unit bass-33 Twins Technical Talk 3 07-26-2010 06:21 PM
How do you test the flasher unit Landshark Classic, Vintage & Veteran 8 12-29-2009 12:26 PM
LED Indicators / Flasher Unit Blackjack Twins Technical Talk 1 03-12-2007 09:16 AM
Flasher unit JontyG Speed Triple Forum 3 02-26-2007 01:11 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.