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Well installing led blinkers front and rear. I cannot figure out the correct way to get them to blink correctly. This is what I have tried..........

EL12 flasher (El552 same)

Stock flasher

100ohm resisters in positive line

EL12 flasher
(Very dim light flashing)
no difference

Stock
(Solid light)

50ohm resisters in positive line

EL12 Flasher

(Very dim light flashing) no difference

Stock
(Solid light)



ANYONE!!!!!! Driving me up the wall. Im guessing I'm going to have to play with flashers
 

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After doing tons of reading im guessing my ohms are to high. Im going to try a 5ohm resister and see what happens tomorrow
 

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I thought a few people here were saying the LL552 works.

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Ok figured it out finally. With the LEDs I am installing on the rear it takes alittle more love. I will be doing a write up when the correct color comes in. They sent me red :blue: it took a combo of the LL552 and 100ohm resister.
 

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Sweet. Glad you figured it out! :thumbup:

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:biggrin-new: good (and bad) news! I'm glad you figured it out, gonna need to wait long for the right colored?
 

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Motorcycle LED Lights FAQS & Information

calculate the load that you need in the resistor by subtracting the OEM light and aftermarket LED lights watt ratings. Example: OEM 15W and LED 10W...

For a 5W load you would need: 5W=I(14V)

I = .36 Amps

14V = .36(R)

R = 38 ohm resistor

since the resistor will be drawing 5 watts you need at least a 5 watt resistor or else it will burn up. I usually use 20 watt resistors with built in heat sinks and I zip tie them to a metal part of the frame to absorb the heat.
 

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I'm sure there are a lot of people who would rather pay for the plug and play feature of that $14 piece. Not me but I know there are some out there. That's the beauty of this bike, you can make it yours anyway you want. As long as you have the $$$ and the desire.
 

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I'm sure there are a lot of people who would rather pay for the plug and play feature of that $14 piece. Not me but I know there are some out there. That's the beauty of this bike, you can make it yours anyway you want. As long as you have the $$$ and the desire.
This is true for all motorcycles!
 

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Well installing led blinkers front and rear. I cannot figure out the correct way to get them to blink correctly. This is what I have tried..........

EL12 flasher (El552 same)

Stock flasher

100ohm resisters in positive line

EL12 flasher
(Very dim light flashing)
no difference

Stock
(Solid light)

50ohm resisters in positive line

EL12 Flasher

(Very dim light flashing) no difference

Stock
(Solid light)



ANYONE!!!!!! Driving me up the wall. Im guessing I'm going to have to play with flashers



But....but....but... I did the Jmurry mod on the front with no problems. Why do the back blinkers need a diferent kind of love?
 

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Im having all kinds of issues with my LEDs:tongue:

So I thought it would be cool to go with these LED tag bolts from custom dynamics http://www.customdynamics.com/Images/dctag.JPG
and these LED front turn signals I purchsed off of ebay 1997 2014 Honda CBR600 600RR 1000RR Flush LED Turn Signals | eBay
but it has been a head scratcher!!

The front LED turn signals are two wires and the oem are three wire. Gromhawk has posted his wiring direstions and with those instructions my front LEDs only stay lit and no flashing.
For the rear LED with the tag bolts I have the amber LED flashing but the white LED license plate light won't turn on (they flash if I swap wires).

I have an LL552 flasher installed and 100ohm resisters for the rear LEDs (thanks for your help on the resisters Jmurray192).

Can someone help? Not sure what I am doing wrong.
 

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The original front bulbs are dual filament bulbs. You have three wires because one is a ground and the other two are power. Find the wire that is only the blinker by turning on the blinker for that side and using a test light or a multimeter. Use that wire to connect to the LED signals along with a resistor so or doesn't blink really fast. The other wire won't be used so cover the end with electrical tape or heat shrink.

The reason they blink fast without a resistor is that many flasher modules have a bimetallic strip an the inside. The strip acts as a contact to close the circuit, but when it gets hot the metal bends because of the heat generated by the current flowing through it and it's resistance. So it heats up, opens the contacts then cools down again closing the contacts. It does this over a over causing the light to flash on and off.

When you swap out a light bulb that draws 5 watts for an LED that draws a few milliwatts there is less load on the circuit d less resistance causing the current to flow faster which will then make your flasher blink much faster. By installing a resistor you are adding a load which slows down the flashing back to normal.

Hope this explains it plainly enough. If you want to know more about the relationship between voltage (electomotive force), resistance(measured in ohms), and wattage/current do a Google search for ohms law. It's important to understand these concepts when working with electricity.
 

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Snake, I just installed some LEDs in a friend's jeep. Your post sure cleared some stuff up for me.

Thanks
 

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I made my own fender elim the other day and used 2 led Bikemaster blinkers I came upon the same problem the blinkers would stay solid I switched out the flasher relay (located behind the headlight little 1" by 1" black square secured by a rubber piece) I switched it out with a 552 flasher located at the local autozone it was plug and play and now they flash fine.
 

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I installed leds front and rear did the 522 LL flasher and everything works but the left side blinks faster than the right. Weird. I doublechecked all wiring and they are all wired the same. Positive and negative in back and on the front i deleted the wire with stripe. Any ideas??
 
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