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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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When I ordered my LEDs from Bevan Motorcycles EBay store I gave them my VIN to ensure I was getting the proper parts. They replied that my bike, 2017 S3 S, does not require the relay and suggested I order just the LEDs to save money. Got the LEDs, went to install with my tail tidy and they flash too quickly. Talked to Triumph dealers locally and they cannot get the relay anymore from Triumph USA.

Went back to try and order just the relay and that has been quite an adventure. Now they are telling me my bike does not need the relay, the flash can be programmed via the clocks and the ECU controls the flash. I told them I want the relay just in case.

Has anyone replaced the incandescent indicators with LEDs on a 2017 or newer model and did not replace the relay but just reprogrammed the flash rate?

I am getting different stories from everyone I talk to about it.

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Don't know of any reprogramming, but go here for all your answers:
https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-tri...post2003774078

Get your relay:
https://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts...30046/b2937428

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Bikebandit has the relay. I just shipped mine back since the 19 doesn't require it.

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Thanks Red Baron. They are supposed to be shipping me the relay. Based on the 1-2 weeks shipping at Bike Bandit I am thinking they have the part shipped directly from Triumph UK anyway.

Also, even with the exchange rate it looks like it will ship in the same time frame and cost me $7 less total.

Finally got an answer from Triumph mechanics at my local shop after they spent some time researching. They said you can change the flash rate but you have to do it each time you start the bike, the change doesn’t persist. Not sure why anyone would want or use that capability.

To avoid having to change flash rate each time you cycle the bike, you need the relay.

I can only assume Bevan just assumed I had a European model and already had the correct relay.

Did you run your ground wire all the way to the battery or did you connect it to the frame somewhere?

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Bikebandit has the relay. I just shipped mine back since the 19 doesn't require it.
Perhaps they confused my 17 model with a 19, even though I gave them the VIN number.
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Did you run your ground wire all the way to the battery or did you connect it to the frame somewhere?
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Better than that, the relay you are getting is a Plug & Play. No cutting or soldering and no wire to ground. Swap the new relay in the position of the OEM and you are done. Look at the photo (post #4) in the link I posted for the location.
Left side under the seat.
The OEM relay is square and the LED one is round.

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Better than that, the relay you are getting is a Plug & Play. No cutting or soldering and no wire to ground. Swap the new relay in the position of the OEM and you are done. Look at the photo (post #4) in the link I posted for the location.
Left side under the seat.
The OEM relay is square and the LED one is round.
Thanks. I read the instructions for the relay and it looks like the kit includes a ground wire that needs to be installed. Maybe that is for the older bikes.

Bevan responded today apologizing for the confusion, I guess whomever was responding to me didnít know there were differences between the US and UK models.

For the front LED install I am hoping they plug in right behind the cowl and I donít have to trace wires very far.

It is odd that Triumph USA is not supplying the relay to dealers anymore.

Seems Iíve run into a bit more trouble than necessary just to install a tail tidy with indictators that will fit between the exhausts. Iíll be happy when I get it done.
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LED front and rear, both are Plug & Play. No wires to trace or connectors to be changed.

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