As promised in a recent thread ("LEDs in saddlebags"), over the last week or so I got rid of my bike's factory turn signals/bulbs and stalks, and replaced them completely with LEDs.
Why, you might ask?....
For those not already familiar with the factory units over time, they can leak, then rust out on the inside. If a unit lasts long enough past that, then they sag. Either way, not cool.
Removing the signal stalks also gives the bike a cleaner look.
LEDs....on the other hand, don't rust, free up a good bit of electrical power for other accessories, have a much longer design life, and also resist vibration much, much better than regular bulbs. Besides, they just look cool!!!
Anyway, for those who would like to replace all of their bike's conventional turn signals/signal bulbs with LEDs, and aren't already aware of such, you can do so with an LED flasher relay like the one from Show Chrome Accessories (aka, Big Bike Parts). Even though this relay is usually shown as designed for Honda cruisers, this relay is also a direct replacement
for the factory signal flasher relay located right behind our bike's battery tray (i.e., it's a direct swap-out with the OEM VN750 unit, no mods are needed here, & don't use the wiring harness that comes with it). No dual-load equalizer of any sort is then needed
, and you can then enjoy the benefits of both front & rear LED turn signals (like lower power draw, & better reliability) on your bike. This flasher will yield a "normal" flash rate with LED signals on the VN750.
Both Dennis Kirk and J & P Cycles have this LED flasher relay in their inventory, but you can get the same thing a bit cheaper over at Cruiser Customizing (their part # is BBP-13-306):
This same relay will also accommodate our bike's four-way emergency signal flashers just fine.
I've dealt with Cruiser Customizing before, and they were prompt (and no, I don't work for them or with them). They allowed me to track my shipment via email link.
Warning: DO NOT
use the above flasher with regular turn signal bulbs and the four-way flashers! The resulting current draw will fry this LED flasher's circuitry.
Also: avoid the cheaper flasher relay from K & S Technologies (K & S part #24-0005; Dennis Kirk part #21-3804), because its circuitry is not compatible with the flasher relay plug on the VN750.
One last suggestion: it would probably be a good idea to coat each of the terminals of the LED flasher relay with a dab or two of dielectric grease, just b4 installing it. This should later help keep corrosion there at bay.
Hope the above info helps!!!.....