Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Turn signal oddity..
So you've all helped me through the rear spline lube and the brake replacement on the front and rear.. but the newest problem has me stumped!
I bought new rear turn signals recently after one broke on my ride to Washington DC in May. The new signals have been working out great until late Saturday night when I was riding home and realized the bolt holding the housing to the bracket had come loose. So I got her home and started tightening the bolt when it snapped off- broke clean through. I ran up to Iron Pony just before they closed on Sunday and bought a new set, then came home and put the new signal on to replace the one with the broken bolt. Snipped the old one off, soldered the new one on, covered with heat shrink and some electrical tape, and mounted the signal to the bracket to test with the power on... Emergency flashers work great, right turn signal works perfectly, but the left turn signal (the one I had to replace) now turns all 4 signals on instead of just the left 2. I really don't get how this could happen! I've totally separated the wires so there is no crossing, could I be missing something else? Could the switch be the issue?
I'm hoping someone here can tell me something simple I'm overlooking. I plan to head to the garage shortly and try to re-wire the new signal. If that doesn't work, I suppose I'll be re--wiring the whole dang thing! I really hope someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong to save the frustration and aggravation!
Thanks in advance! You all are always so helpful and I'm privileged to be a part of this great group!
NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM
Phil aka Art
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers
Some sort of new grips
Paint Job- should I do it myself?