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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Scrablers blinkers no longer blink?

I'm not sure if this is a technical problem or something I changed (??). But my blinkers no longer seem to blink, they just emit light continually when I switch them on.
On the dash the little blinker indicator arrows don't blink either, they also emit light continually.

This just happened all of a sudden while cruising yesterday. Any ideas?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like a bulb or fuse has gone although usually these go through a relay - I'd start at the fuse box
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If a bulb had blown the others would flash more rapidly. Check the fuse and the flasher relay.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is a technical problem or something I changed (??). But my blinkers no longer seem to blink, they just emit light continually when I switch them on.
On the dash the little blinker indicator arrows don't blink either, they also emit light continually.

This just happened all of a sudden while cruising yesterday. Any ideas?
This is almost certainly the relay that's gone down and needs to be replaced. If you still have the stock system using incandescent bulbs, any car relay from you nearest auto parts store will do the job since the stock Triumph part is expensive, though you may have to rearrange the 3 wires in the relay base. I took the base off mine leaving 3 ordinary Lucar spade connectors that I can connect to any relay pin configuration. You can use either 2 pin or 3 pin relay, for a 2 pin just leave the black wire off.

EDIT: Its not a bulb, because as denbow says, the others would flash rapidly. Its not the fuse (fuse # 7) because if the fuse blew they wouldn't light at all, not only that but you would have no horn or brake light either. There are only 2 causes for your problem - faulty flasher relay (most likely) or bad ground connection (unlikely since the brake or tail light would probably flash in time with the turn signal or other similar weird symptoms).

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is almost certainly the relay that's gone down and needs to be replaced. If you still have the stock system using incandescent bulbs, any car relay from you nearest auto parts store will do the job since the stock Triumph part is expensive, though you may have to rearrange the 3 wires in the relay base. I took the base off mine leaving 3 ordinary Lucar spade connectors that I can connect to any relay pin configuration. You can use either 2 pin or 3 pin relay, for a 2 pin just leave the black wire off.

EDIT: Its not a bulb, because as denbow says, the others would flash rapidly. Its not the fuse (fuse # 7) because if the fuse blew they wouldn't light at all, not only that but you would have no horn or brake light either. There are only 2 causes for your problem - faulty flasher relay (most likely) or bad ground connection (unlikely since the brake or tail light would probably flash in time with the turn signal or other similar weird symptoms).
Thanks, that clears things up.
The bike is 7 months old, so I think I'm going to get them replaced, that stuff is probably covered by warranty (I hope).
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Any update on this?

I've had similar problem the past few days.
Seems when warm, the indicators and dash light do not flash, they stay on when the indicators are switched on. Checked fuses and re-seated the flasher relay, but still no good.

I've just been to the garage and all seems normal now, indicator flashing.

I suspect the flasher relay is on the way out. Any known non OEM replacement?


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There are lots of them on ebay as they're used on a lot of European bikes, like BMW's series 3,5,6 and 7.

Also electronic versions like model CF13GL-02 from places like this are a fraction of the cost of the Factory items:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...c-flasher/782/

A Google search using the part number, 4DB003750-70, turns up a few, as well as relevant threads on this and other forums.

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I suspect the flasher relay is on the way out. Any known non OEM replacement?
Forchetto is spot on as usual. My advice is to go straight for the CF13GL-02. You'll find tons of these on Fleabay, cheaper than from Superbright LEDs. Not only are they much more robust than the stock relay, they will handle more power and will also correct the flash rate should you ever decide to go to LED turn signals. They are also plug n play, fitting the stock relay base directly.
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In my case it was a busted relay, the dealer replaced it as my bike is still under warranty.
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There are lots of them on ebay as they're used on a lot of European bikes, like BMW's series 3,5,6 and 7.

Also electronic versions like model CF13GL-02 from places like this are a fraction of the cost of the Factory items:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...c-flasher/782/

A Google search using the part number, 4DB003750-70, turns up a few, as well as relevant threads on this and other forums.
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Forchetto is spot on as usual. My advice is to go straight for the CF13GL-02. You'll find tons of these on Fleabay, cheaper than from Superbright LEDs. Not only are they much more robust than the stock relay, they will handle more power and will also correct the flash rate should you ever decide to go to LED turn signals. They are also plug n play, fitting the stock relay base directly.
Does a 2010 Thrux have an LED dash light or incandescent? Being that it is really cold and I am being lazy for a change, does the 2010 have a 2 or 3 pole flasher?

Will this solve the problem of feedback on a non-LED dash bulb not working once going to LED signals?
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