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Turn Signal Fast Blink *UPDATE*

The other day I was out riding, and noticed that my right turn signal started blinking very fast. A few turns later...it went back to normal. Then later that day, it did it again.

What the heck is going on?

Indications that the bulb is going out on the front or rear turn signal?

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LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
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Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
Saddlebags
Floorboards

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if you have regular bulbs one may be going out.. or your flasher unit...yes I said unit... is going out.
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The other day I was out riding, and noticed that my right turn signal started blinking very fast. A few turns later...it went back to normal. Then later that day, it did it again.

What the heck is going on?

Indications that the bulb is going out on the front or rear turn signal?
A fast blink indicates that a bulb has blown or there is a bad contact somewhere.


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Guess I'll try replacing the bulbs.

Are there any LED conversions out there that'll work in our bikes?

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Upgrades so Far:
Coastered
R/R relocated
Analog Voltmeter
PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
Saddlebags
Floorboards
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Before you replace the bulbs for the turn signals, cause I had that same problem. Well of course look at the bulb make sure if it is blown or not. Int he socket there may be some rust or something causing the connection to suck. Clean that out good and put some bulb grease in there. If the bulb is not blown that should keep it working for you.

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Might find something here:
http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_lights.htm

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Thanks...I'll check those out.

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Analog Voltmeter
PFIII Windshield
RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
LED Rear Turn Signals
Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
Saddlebags
Floorboards
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Guess I'll try replacing the bulbs.

Are there any LED conversions out there that'll work in our bikes?
LED conversions require replacement of the stock thermal based flasher unit with a no-load electronic flasher, $12 or less at any auto parts store. The low current draw of the LEDs will fool the stock thermal flasher into thinking that a bulb is out triggering the fast blink rate. The no-load electronic versions blink at a constant rate regardless of load. That also means adding a blinker check to your pre-ride routine to verify that the LEDs are functioning properly.

Radiantz 1.85" dual-intensity LED clusters fit perfectly within the screw post of the turn signal housing. A little dab of silicone adhesive will hold them in place.


The stock bulb base, a piece of coat hanger and silicone adhesive can be used make the connection Plug-n-Play.


Three of the Radiantz 1.85" dual-intensity clusters will fit within the stock brake lens. Brighter than stock incandescent bulbs at a fraction of the power!


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There are modulating LED brake bulbs too: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HARLE...item53e6c3a632

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