Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Pooler, Georgia
Rear Turn Signal Mod
A few months ago I got off of E Bay an extra set of front turn signals. I put these on the back so that I could also have running lights on the rear of the bike. I also obtained red lenses to replace the amber. Before I came down with the stomach flu this past weekend I wired in a couple of relays and some diodes. This circuit allows the rear turn/running lights to act as running lights, turn signals and brake lights. The relay energizes when the brake and turn signal are both on. It cuts out the brake by creating a holding circuit and allowing only the turn signal to work. Once the turn signal is released the brake comes back on. The standard OEM brake light/tail light is unaffected by this. In the tail light brake light housing I use the Kisan tailblazer bulbs.
This circuit will work with the standard rear turn signals as well. Now I know there are products on the market you can buy that will do the same thing and maybe even better but it was more fun making my own. Plus not counting the lens and the front turns I put on the back, the relays and diodes were less than $20.
If any is interested in this I can post the design. It does take some wiring prowess and soldering, understanding diodes, etc. but is not hard to do.