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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Turn Signal Flasher - Heads Up

Washed my girl yesterday, while waiting for the gang to show up, the skies opened up and she got rinsed again, a real frog swamper. We also got caught in the rain twice on the road and huddled in someone's tractor shed for quite a while, luckily nobody complained. The ride back was interesting, dodging deer, downed trees, gravel and mudslides.

So we finally get going and I have no turn signals and no flashers. Long story made short, the flasher for the signals/hazards is full of water. Got it dried out and it's working fine now.

I have no idea where the flasher unit is supposed to be mounted, this one has always been dangling around and I had placed it with the plug facing upward behind the right side cover. Perfect position to collect water. Someone had also used Scotch tape on it for some reason.

It's going to get sealed and mounted somewhere with the plug facing downward.

So heads up, if your flasher is dangling (pun intended), place it with the plug oriented downward so it doesn't fill up with water (no pun intended).

I'm pretty sure Maw Kaw didn't just leave her flasher dangling, but where did she put him?

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i think the relay itself has a slot that goes on the tab
http://www.ronayers.com/Battery-Case-C81550.aspx

if you zoom in on the battery box you can see the lil tab on the rear left of the hold down point

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I do see that now. I'll have to see if my flasher has anything to mate to that tab, I know it does have something broken off of it in a couple of spots. If not, I'll ziptie it in the desired position. Thanks T.

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As noted above the factory mounting position is on the back left of the battery box. The original flasher came with a rectangular piece of rubber with to slots on it that hooks between the flasher and the battery box. Mine was always mounted plug upwards and never ran into any issue with water logging that I noticed.

Since I switched to LEDs for flashers, I got the electronic flasher which unfortunately doesn't have the tab on it that the factory flasher did to mount in the factory position. I ended up zip tying it sideways to the rearward piece of wiring harness running left to right across the frame.

seems to be working great so far in all the monsoon like weather I've been getting caught out in.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Mine was just sitting way too low, it should be good mounted at the top edge of the battery box instead of behind the side cover. They must have used the scotch tape to hold it on that tab.

Good thing I have this bike, it's all the transportation I've had for weeks, and there's nothing like a nice ride to clear your head and help you forget for a while. But the rain is just sucking, severely.

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Yeah, the rain hasn't been too pleasant around here past few weeks. Be nice to send it off somewhere that actually needs it.

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and there's nothing like a nice ride to clear your head and help you forget for a while.
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