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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Do the rear turning signals turn on when bike is running?

I was just wondering. When the bike is running, only the font turning signals are on (not flashing) and rear are not. Is this normal?

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They are not. If you look under the seat at the connectors, they have only 2 wires, ground and power-turn flasher. The fronts have three, ground, power-ignition on, turn. It would be nice if they did turn on, like a running light.

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Looking through the forums IMBoring25 answered the question. Front turning signals have 2 filaments. 1 is for constantly on and other is for flashing. Rear just has 1 and its for flashing. Guess I should have done my research better. Didn't see the post my first search.
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Junkyardroad,
I agree. It would add some extra lighting that would make the bike more visible at night time.
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They are not. If you look under the seat at the connectors, they have only 2 wires, ground and power-turn flasher. The fronts have three, ground power-ignition on, turn. It would be nice if they did turn on, like a running light.
If they did, atleast here in PA, they'd have to be red when on as a running light. Could be amber or red when used as a turnsignal, but amber always in the rear is a no-no and would get ya pulled over.


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Some big promises made there. I don't know anyone with them.
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I took the front light assembly and installed at the rear. I made a red lens from a trailer light and now I have three red running lights to the rear.

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Lance did his with some kind of kit he order. I'm gonna get him to do the same for mine once I get bags and relocate the rear signals. PM him to see what he did.

Hey Hyper, I think it's the same here in GA because Lance has red lens on his now also.


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you can always modify the wiring in order to get running lights.
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Lance did his with some kind of kit he order. I'm gonna get him to do the same for mine once I get bags and relocate the rear signals. PM him to see what he did.

Hey Hyper, I think it's the same here in GA because Lance has red lens on his now also.
I used a tail light converter for trailers and removed the 1156 sockets and installed 1157. You do have to use red lenses. The converter allows brake/turn function from the same filament.


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