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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy No auto shut off on turn signals this year...

Last year they worked perfect...this year so far...I find myself cruising around with the signal on...

Common problem? Easy fix?

I do have LEDS...but they worked fine all last year...
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My bike doesn't have them, but IIRC, it's a common problem with them not working after awhile. I have no idea of how (or if) they can be fixed once they quit working


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There's a solenoid in the handlebar control assembly, that is controlled by a little "module" that is mounted in the battery box area. (sorry I can't think of the specific name or location)

I've seen posts around here about changing that module, though it is pricey, and I may have save the link for it in my computer. (will try to find it)

Also it is possible that the spring around the solenoid plunger (in handlebar control assy) has broke and jammed the plunger. This happened to my bike.
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I found it, but please note...I'm sure there are other choices, suppliers, and costs out there. I just happened to stumble across this link in a thread I was reading and saved the link in case I ever needed it, and am sharing it here because it is one answer to the original post, and not uncommon.

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So it runs on a timer...?

My speedo cable is broke...but I dont see how they would connect...

But I do remember last year when I had the cluster off, and running a mini speedo, I had no shut off till I put the cluster back on
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Yes, a timer activates the solenoid in the bar control. If you open the control assy, (2 screws) and look inside, it'll become crystal clear.
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The Turn Signal Control Unit (back side of battery box) is triggered by the turn signal switch, counts for 4 seconds, then measures about 50 meters by the rotation of the front wheel through the speedometer. If your speedometer cable is broken then that is the first item I would replace.


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So it runs on a timer...?

My speedo cable is broke...but I dont see how they would connect...

But I do remember last year when I had the cluster off, and running a mini speedo, I had no shut off till I put the cluster back on
As Bill said, replace you speedo cable and it should work after that.


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Thanks....I shouldve caught that...that little bar lite must be some sort of sensor then...
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