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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Indicator frustration

Just wondering if anyone can advise or diagnose my indicator issue before I start taking my bike apart.

The issue
Right indicator flashes quickly at higher rpm but fine whilst idling and lowíish rpm.

So Iíve got the Motone bullet indicators and the Motone plug and play wiring kit and it was all working fine for the first few months however recently Iíve noticed the aforementioned issue.

Could this simply be a loose connection or are we potentially looking at some sort of electrical issue with on of the components? I understand it could one of many things so Iím not looking for a definitive answer but any help/guidance is very much appreciated.

Cheers,
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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This should probably be in the air cooler twin technical talk section. Apologies.

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Just wondering if anyone can advise or diagnose my indicator issue before I start taking my bike apart.

There's a member (also in Staffordshire, funnily enough) that's an authority on stuff like indicators, etc.

With a bit of luck we should be able to summon him like a genie by doing this: @Ripper

He'll get a notification when he goes online next.
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This may sound odd but check your fuses. I had a semi-blown fuse cause this exact same issue. The fuse was blown just enough to mess with the current on my blinkers.
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There's a member (also in Staffordshire, funnily enough) that's an authority on stuff like indicators, etc.

With a bit of luck we should be able to summon him like a genie by doing this: @Ripper

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This may sound odd but check your fuses. I had a semi-blown fuse cause this exact same issue. The fuse was blown just enough to mess with the current on my blinkers.
Thanks for the quick responses. I'll have a look at the fuses this week.

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Just wondering if anyone can advise or diagnose my indicator issue before I start taking my bike apart.

The issue
Right indicator flashes quickly at higher rpm but fine whilst idling and lowíish rpm.

So Iíve got the Motone bullet indicators and the Motone plug and play wiring kit and it was all working fine for the first few months however recently Iíve noticed the aforementioned issue.

Could this simply be a loose connection or are we potentially looking at some sort of electrical issue with on of the components? I understand it could one of many things so Iím not looking for a definitive answer but any help/guidance is very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Dan

My money is on the flasher relay, its the middle one under the left side panel. Just unplug it and replace it. The relay you want is the CF13GL-02 (available from fleabay). It is not load dependent so should fix the fast flashing problem. You can download my PDF on flasher systems which may be of help in describing why you are having this problem.
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This may sound odd but check your fuses. I had a semi-blown fuse cause this exact same issue. The fuse was blown just enough to mess with the current on my blinkers.
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Just wondering if anyone can advise or diagnose my indicator issue before I start taking my bike apart.

The issue
Right indicator flashes quickly at higher rpm but fine whilst idling and low’ish rpm.

So I’ve got the Motone bullet indicators and the Motone plug and play wiring kit and it was all working fine for the first few months however recently I’ve noticed the aforementioned issue.

Could this simply be a loose connection or are we potentially looking at some sort of electrical issue with on of the components? I understand it could one of many things so I’m not looking for a definitive answer but any help/guidance is very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Dan

My money is on the flasher relay, its the middle one under the left side panel. Just unplug it and replace it. The relay you want is the CF13GL-02 (available from fleabay). It is not load dependent so should fix the fast flashing problem. You can download my PDF on flasher systems which may be of help in describing why you are having this problem.
I’ve found this issue guys, it’s the internal wiring of front right bullet indicator. One of wires seems to have snapped but it’s still touching slightly which is why there isn’t a problem whilst idling. The vibrations from higher rpm is obviously breaking that connection. I’ll get in touch with Motone as they’re only 7 months old. Hopefully they’ll sort something for me.

Thanks again for the suggestions.
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That's no good. At least you were able to find the issue. Hopefully they'll take care of you.
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