Main Motorcycle: 2011 Scrambler
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Location: Belgium - Europe
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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).
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:
A Google search using the part number, 4DB003750-70, turns up a few, as well as relevant threads on this and other forums.
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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