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Replace the stock flasher with automotive flasher
Old 07-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Arrow Replace the stock flasher with automotive flasher

Flasher cacked on a 600km ride last weekend... Dealer #1 wanted $100 and said I should use the stock one because it may have a special circuit board in it, dealer #2 wanted $73 and told me an automotive relay might blow something upstream... What?? like a fuse? LOL. I heard there is a generic flasher unit that even comes with the correct plug but after 3 auto parts stores the only one I could find with that plug was online and I didn't have time to wait for it to ship. I went and found the cheapest, smallest the 3 prong electronic flasher unit I could find and made it work. Grabbed 3 crimp on female spade connectors and then cut up the stock signal relay up to scavenge the plug. Used the stock plug and new spade connected to make a pigtail plug in adapter without cutting into the harness.....And guess what, it works and nothing blew up....LOL. The automotive relay cost me about $14 but can be found for as little as $10 if you have time to do some looking.

Here is the relay I chose...any 3 prong will do



This is all I used from the stock relay

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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I cut the 3 prongs from the original stock dud relay plug away from the circuit board carefully and soldered a 3" piece of wire to each one with a bit of shrink tube to protect the ends from shorting



here is what you end up with

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #3
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reinsert the prongs into the plastic plug housing and add a bit of JB weld to hold them in place. I used black for the center lug and red for the two outer ones to keep things simple.



now apply the crimp -on connectors to the other end of your wires. the center prong on the stock unit goes to the center prong on the new relay. i used 2 90 degreee spade connectors and one straight connector:



here is the finished product ready to plug back into your bike... and yes it works

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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I need this two weeks ago.. lol

Sometimes Autoparts stores and dealers don't know there head from there ass... IF the computer in front of them don't say it will work they don't know... Even if the connector was the same but the mounting was different they will say it don't work..

I was going to do this exact thing but a friend had a spare one since he is not running signals... I had also bough the flasher and I think I paid $6.99 ...

Good write up also.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:57 AM   #5
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I made the same mod on the blue bobber a few weeks ago, my switch was grounding out and burned up my relay...but I'm more of an all in kinda guy, I just cut the pin connected off and wires it straight in.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #6
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I went digital because of the LEDs that is load independent with a stock connector for $12. Next time swing in a Cycle Gear or similar shop if available.
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LOL! so I just blew my relay... fucking around with wiring with my LED lights I just got and I called cycle gear... guy didn't know jack about electrical systems and said they don't have relays in stock... period... "Because they are OEM parts and go out all the time."

Looks like I'll just be doing a quick mod from a stock relay and wire in a few resistors for load.
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LOL! so I just blew my relay... fucking around with wiring with my LED lights I just got and I called cycle gear... guy didn't know jack about electrical systems and said they don't have relays in stock... period... "Because they are OEM parts and go out all the time."

Looks like I'll just be doing a quick mod from a stock relay and wire in a few resistors for load.
Try here. http://www.customled.com/products/el...-flasher-relay
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:19 PM   #9
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Thanks GB. I actually went up to Advanced Auto and got the same relay bob did and it works awesome. Doesn't hyperblink either. I'm stoked.
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