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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 01-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another led question from the new guy

Good day to everyone. I posted this question on the wrong thread yesterday and it was answered quickly by member forchetto. However here is the new revised question. So I have 12 thruxton and have taken off and installed led turns from dime city..obviously they flash to quick.. So I am told all I need is this two prong flasher relay and no load resistors.. But I called dealership today they said I have the proper relay on the bike that it came with. They sAid I need load resistors!! What am I to do. Yes the LEDs flash but fAst at we know.. I am going crazy......
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good day to everyone. I posted this question on the wrong thread yesterday and it was answered quickly by member forchetto. However here is the new revised question. So I have 12 thruxton and have taken off and installed led turns from dime city..obviously they flash to quick.. So I am told all I need is this two prong flasher relay and no load resistors.. But I called dealership today they said I have the proper relay on the bike that it came with. They sAid I need load resistors!! What am I to do. Yes the LEDs flash but fAst at we know.. I am going crazy......
Pull the side cover and determine which signal flasher you have. Then go to Superbrightleds.com and order yourself an electronic flasher. No load resistors needed.
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Good day to everyone. I posted this question on the wrong thread yesterday and it was answered quickly by member forchetto. However here is the new revised question. So I have 12 thruxton and have taken off and installed led turns from dime city..obviously they flash to quick.. So I am told all I need is this two prong flasher relay and no load resistors.. But I called dealership today they said I have the proper relay on the bike that it came with. They sAid I need load resistors!! What am I to do. Yes the LEDs flash but fAst at we know.. I am going crazy......
Do not use load resistors.. period. All they do is draw power and waste it as heat, to fool the flasher relay that it has the correct load, ie. bulbs. You need to change the flasher relay to one which is designed to operate low power LED signals. Plug and play replacements, either 2 or 3 prong are available from E-Bay or superbrightleds.com. In your case that should be the 2 prong.
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There are several sources for a non-load dependant relay which needs no load resistors, there are many sources, some reasonably-priced like this one:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...asher/787/842/

Others not so much, like this one:

http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/A.../p/34262_37823
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I found out that the '12 models had a relay (flasher) change during the production run. Early ones, like mine, had the 3 prong and later ones had, obviously, the 2 prong "pigtail" setup. Just check to see which you have.
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My 2012 Thruxton had the 2 prong relay.
I bought an electronic relay after replacing the OEM turn signals for LED ones.
At first my relay did not work, the turn signals would remain always on without flashing. Turns out I had installed the relay the wrong way so I just reversed the polarity and now it works fine.
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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.
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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.
Thanks for this Forchetto. So my '07 Bonnie has the 3-pin set up? Is there a plug and play 3-pin replacement flasher to work with LED signals for the three pinners?
Sorry if this has been covered here.... I'm a bit corn-fused....
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Is there a plug and play 3-pin replacement flasher to work with LED signals for the three pinners?
Yes, same place as the 2-pin, it's model CF13GL-02 here:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...asher/782/836/
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