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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal relay for LEDs?

What are you guys using for the relay for LED turn signals? I broke one of my front signals last weekend and I have a set of nice looking LEDs that have been in my bike parts tub for about two years that I want to use.

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I could be wrong but I don't think you need anything special to put LED's on the new generation bike because they no longer have an external flasher, it's now built into the computer.

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I just put one LED signal on my Tiger to replace the broken one, and nope, it needs a relay. It's fast-blinking.

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What are you guys using for the relay for LED turn signals? I broke one of my front signals last weekend and I have a set of nice looking LEDs that have been in my bike parts tub for about two years that I want to use.

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On my 2012, I used a Novita EP34 flasher when I converted it to LED signals. It has an extra terminal marked "E" that goes to ground. "L" and "B" go to their respective wires that they went to on the original flasher.

Not sure if it's relevant to your XCA.
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I just put a post in on this and will remove it if I can get some answers here. My 16's turn signals are apparently run by the computer now and LEDs still blink fast. I guess the only option is resistors at each turn signal?

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I just put a post in on this and will remove it if I can get some answers here. My 16's turn signals are apparently run by the computer now and LEDs still blink fast. I guess the only option is resistors at each turn signal?

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The reason resistors are used on older bikes are due to the resistance type of flasher units, to mimic the resistance of a conventional bulb since the LED bulbs provide very little. (Or you can use an LED-compatible electronic flasher without adding resistors).

Knowing that, I doubt that adding a resistor would do anything to affect the flash rate, if the lights are truly flashed by the computer on the newer bikes. Unless the lights are just controlled on/off by the computer, and flashed with a conventional flasher. Has anyone confirmed whether a flasher exists on the newer bikes?
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The reason resistors are used on older bikes are due to the resistance type of flasher units, to mimic the resistance of a conventional bulb since the LED bulbs provide very little. (Or you can use an LED-compatible electronic flasher without adding resistors).

Knowing that, I doubt that adding a resistor would do anything to affect the flash rate, if the lights are truly flashed by the computer on the newer bikes. Unless the lights are just controlled on/off by the computer, and flashed with a conventional flasher. Has anyone confirmed whether a flasher exists on the newer bikes?
The manual only shows the location of the flasher on the xc not the xcx or xcr. This function is presumably handled by the computer now and the computer on my '16 is not prepared for LED swaps. I like at least one other will have to live with the double flash.

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Iím working on my 2015 Tiger XCx. I removed the incandescent front turn signals and mounted some nice bright LED signals with 25W 8 ohm resistors in parallel. I tested the operation with the ignition on (engine off) and the new system worked perfectly, blinking at a regular rate. I buttoned everything up started the engine and there is no turn signal illumination with the engine running.

I have the stock rear signals.

Anyone know what the issue is? Do I need a different resistor value, or no resistors at all up front? I want to keep the auto cancelling turn signal feature. Thank you.
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If you have an ďIĒ button on your controls you donít need a resistor.

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If you have an ďIĒ button on your controls you donít need a resistor.

Thank you.

Iím going to try no resistor and then a 6 ohm to see which might work. My motorcycle is not local so I have to prepare wiring and connectors at home and then try them on the motorcycle.


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