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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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one turn signal failure?

im new here and im riding my uncles bike. i just took it out of the barn after i helped him put it away for winter. (long over due) when we put it away everything worked fine. now it wont pass inspection as the right signals do nothing when switched on. just dead. i thought a fuse but those were fine. would a one bulb out cause the other to not work?
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sure will ,since it has been stored check the connections and make sure the sockets aren't corroded too.




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ok, i looked and the bulbs are both good. the connections are surprisingly clean for sutch an old bike. i was going to put some dielectric grease on the end but i cant get the bulb out. i doubt this is the problem but why not check. i tried to twist as well as pulling to se if it would just pop out. it seems as though im putting enough pressure for it to come. any more and it will break. besides bad bulbs what causes both on one side to die. no
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my right side was doing that. no blinker, even under the spedo. It turned out to be a break in the harness. It was just behind the left reflector plate, about a foot from the blinker switch.

i just found it and reconnected the wires and they work again! you might want to check that out....especially if the orange light under the spedo is not working.

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yeah i get nothing indicating i hit the switch! so im looking over the harness looking for any disconected place hahaha. ill start now behind that plate. should i follow any specific color of wire or just anything in the harness?
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man i am getting nothing loose or disconnected here. theres not to much to look at. im only seeing two wire that are running up front. black yellow and white yellow. im sure there are more but they must be running up under the tank. npr0099, do you remember the color of wire that did the trick?
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I do not. I had to cut the covering of the harness and found a broken wire on one end and two on the other. The two were connected by a wire clamp of some kind. Reconnecting them fixed it. You might want to cut away at the harness cover a little. If mine had two wires that went into one...yours probably does too. After I was done I just wrapped the cut cover and wires in electrical tape and but the cover back on. but i didnt have to cut much it was right under that cover.

Check the wire diagram in the service manual. Here is a link if you dont have it...its a BIG file..lol....but it has a ton of info!!!

try this http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Products.htm and scroll down, you can find the link to download the manual(117MB)

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ok i found a bunch of those two in to one factory splices on the left side in the harness. all of them in perfect shape. there is no power at the bulb for the indicator, only the running lights. no power to the right side at the switch. whats the chance the turn signal flasher is bad?
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and im thinking the lack of hazard lights working is connected
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sounds like the switch itself is bad/corroded if there is power to it and not coming out of it,The same flasher works both sides so if one side is working it is good.




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