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Well I finally got my bike together and have been riding it. 2014 Storm.
If I turn my left signal on it works fine. If I turn the right signal on it flashes once and now the left one doesn't work.
If I wait a while the left one works again. So I can't use my right turn signal at all. If it was a flasher I would think that both signals would not work.
There may be a relay involved. Thoughts ?

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Try swapping bulbs between the left and right signals and see if the problem reverses. There's no flasher relay in TBirds; flashing is controlled directly by circuitry in the instrument cluster.
 

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So it's very expensive to just fix the flasher ?
I've never heard of anyone having to replace their instrument cluster because of a signal flashing issue. It's a bulb, connector or wiring issue. When the ECU detects what it thinks is the wrong load on a signal line, it does weird things.
 

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Both signals work fine if you don't start the motor. Once you start the motor they don't work right.


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Are these incandescent bulbs or LEDs with "load equalizers"? Because it sounds like exactly what you'll see with load equalizers on the turn signal lines. The ECU doesn't like them.
 

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Stock incandescent amber bulbs. It's NOT a connection problem since when they light they are bright. I hear no clicking of a flasher when they are blinking.
The bike sat for almost 2 years. Had to replace a fuel injector and now this.

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The internal flasher is solid state; you won't hear a click. Was the battery disconnected while it was in storage?
 

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Yes,the battery was disconnected. Never heard of an internal solid state flasher. In the past my mechanic would just find a flasher in his parts drawer and put it in. Easy fix.

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Where is it ? Do I have to get it from the Stealer ?
NO. It's all built into the instrument cluster and you're jumping to conclusions. As I said, I've seen these symptoms before. If your signals work with the engine off but misbehave with the engine on, the ECU is confused about the loads on the signal lines. If you're not comfortable with electrical work, try bribing an engineer with beer. If you've got a multimeter, start by checking the filament resistance on all the signal bulbs; they should all be pretty close. If one is different, replace it. If you've ever replaced any of the signal bulbs, take it out and put a new one in it's place, making sure the bulb number matches the others.
 

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No. I gave up and am using hand signals. I don't want to tie it up at the Stealers and spend the $$$ now. I wore the rear tire out. I have ridden it 2600 miles in the last 2 weeks.
I'm putting a new tire on Wednesday.
I can't mount engine guard chaps on it so I'm not gonna ride it in the real cold weather. That's when I'll put it in the shop.

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No. I gave up and am using hand signals. I don't want to tie it up at the Stealers and spend the $$$ now. I wore the rear tire out. I have ridden it 2600 miles in the last 2 weeks....JJ
Sorry to hear that but wow, 2600 miles of hand signals. Your left arm must be HUGE by now! :eek:
 

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You guys are SO right !
My left arm is stronger ( I'm right handed ) and my balls ache more than normal.

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