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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal problem

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but i still cannot figure out why my rear left turn signal works sometime and most of time time doesn't. anyone know what to look for or something?
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Ground, connection, bulb, bulb base, bulb socket....

Does the other blinker, on the same side of the bike act up the same way, or is it just one single blinker?
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Sounds like a poor ground, a broken wire or a broken bulb filament, making intermittent contact.
Turn on ignition switch to power up lights and turn on left signal switch. Tap the signal housing several times to see if the light blinks off or on. If it does check the filament.

If the light is not flashing, take the seat off and follow the wires from signal bulb on up the harness, flexing them to see if there is a broken wire. Watch for light to come on.
If you still have no light, use a test light or volt meter to check for power back at the connector, and follow forward until you find it.

If you have power at both sides of the the connector, and the bulb is good but won`t light, check the socket terminals and wires for dirty contacts or an internal break.

After checking and cleaning any connectors, pack them with dielectric grease, to prevent future corrosion and moisture penetration.

That`s all the quick, easy and cheap things to do that come to mind right now. If that doesn`t help, come on back, and you can pick someone else`s brain.

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its the back left one only. im going to trace the wire. the light works sporadically...
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You may have already done this, but don't overlook the simple. I had the same problem and took out the bulb, put it back in and it ended up working fine. I think sometimes the sockets get corroded, or if the bulb isn't seated all the way, you get the same thing.

Hope its something simple. Good luck!

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If you have slim strong fingers it is pretty easy. If you have thick fingers, it can be a pain, because the bulbs go in at 90* to the lens, and there is not a lot of room to push and twist.

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Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
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being an aprehensive guy, i had my dad help me, we took out the wires and cleaned off the contacts. It seems to work fine. (now i gotta figure out my running rich problem....)
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It`s always better to have someone else to help, especially when you are learning how to do your own wrenching. Good on ya, mate. Keep it up and you will be confident and able soon.

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achang, glad you fixed the problem. for anyone else who may this going on as i did not too long ago on the right side. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. The front always flashed the rear sometimes. I discovered by accident that in some of my electrical installations when I rearranged the wires under the seat by the battery there must have been enough tension on some of the harness that the wire from the flasher must have been making bad contact in the harness plug. Once i took the tension off the harness it has worked fine ever since. talk about a simple fix.

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