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2007 Triumph Speedmaster. Removed the original (too big) rear turn signals. Replaced them with some pretty nice looking, mini, chrome bullet retro amber lights...they fit closer to the plate bracket and look good. After some problems with the wirering which I spoke of in some other posts (ended up the front turn signal had a loose wire and was playing H_ll with me...and I never touched the front one) I got both front and back to work great....except. They now blink fairly quick in comparison to the slow blink on the original ones. I know that they will blink fast if one burns out (original), but all are working. Are they blinking faster possibly because the newly installed rear ones are smaller and the amperage may be less in the bulbs? I can live with the fast blinking, just wondering if my amperage guess is correct. Thanks.
 

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Your two solutions or either introduce about a 60 ohm 10 watt resistor to each side of your turn signal circuit...remember front and back are in parallel and each side is a separate circuit...to replicate the higher resistance of your original lights...or change your flasher to one that will adjust for the decreased resistance of your new lights. There was a thread on flashers on here recently...do a search and you should find it.
Hope that helps,
George
 

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Your two solutions or either introduce about a 60 ohm 10 watt resistor to each side of your turn signal circuit...remember front and back are in parallel and each side is a separate circuit...to replicate the higher resistance of your original lights...or change your flasher to one that will adjust for the decreased resistance of your new lights. There was a thread on flashers on here recently...do a search and you should find it.
Hope that helps,
George
Appreciate the help, but as one other reply noted, other than them flashing faster, which doesn't bother me, should I or do I need to change the flasher? I mean it won't harm anything....will it?
 

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Nope, should do no harm. Check the wattage of the old and new bulbs, you will probably find they are different. Replace the new bulbs with bulbs of the same wattage as the old ones and all should be good.. Keep the others as spares..
 

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Nope, should do no harm. Check the wattage of the old and new bulbs, you will probably find they are different. Replace the new bulbs with bulbs of the same wattage as the old ones and all should be good.. Keep the others as spares..
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