I have a Problem with my Turn Signal Lights not working

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by ACH, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. ACH

    ACH Guest

    I have a Problem with my Turn Signal Lights not working.

    It's a honda motorcycle with a 6 volt electrical system.

    Originally the signal lights would not light when switched
    to left or right. I checked the bulbs and they test o.k.

    I unpluged the 6 volt flasher (model mitsuba FR-2112
    6.4V 85c/m 17WX2+17W) What does that rating mean?

    When I unpluged the flasher and connected the wires directly
    it came on the side I switched but didn't flash. So that
    made me think it's the flasher. When I connected it up to
    the old flasher again I heard a click but no lights came

    I took a flasher from a Honda Passport that also used 6 volts
    and that the signal lights worked (flashed correctly). I
    connected it up to the bike and the lights came on but did
    not flash. The two contact flasher has "B" and "L" marked on
    it. The black wire goes to "B" and the other wire goes to "L".
    I checked the voltage and it was between 7 and 8 volts when.

    What do I check next?

    How do I check the flasher to make sure it works/don't work?

    How sells 6 volt 2 contact flashers cheaper than Honda (Honda
    wants about $30 for one)?

    How about a simple circuit that I can make that replace the

    Will a 12volt flasher work?
    ACH, Jun 19, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. ACH

    J5 Guest

    well at a guess its

    at 6.4 volts
    you get 85 flashs a minute
    using 17 watt bulbs

    ok so you put a known good flasher can on your broken bike and
    the lights still didnt flash ?
    if the above is correct then i would be checking for a bad earth somewhere
    also checking the switchblock on the bars
    put it on a bike that is 6 volts and its blinkers are working
    try and find a wreckers that has posties or other dirt bikes that run 6
    but as per above the flasher is prob ok
    J5, Jun 19, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. ACH

    Eddie Guest

    Try a temporary erath to the flasher but using your existing wiring for the
    rest of the system....just to check the earth is strong.
    Eddie, Jun 19, 2005
  4. ACH

    GB Guest

    But only if one end of the arrangement is already earthed. If
    its a 6 volt system, then its probably old enough to have a minumum
    of black magic in it, but auto electrics generally are a black art,
    and there's no guarantee that *anything* is earthed!

    GB, Jun 19, 2005
  5. oh, i'm sorry to hear that
    2x17w bulb in flashers + 1x17w idiot light
    yerd reckon
    pull it apart and clean the contacts then
    battery and load
    all the switch contacts and light earths
    use a test light?
    no idea
    yep, use a 556 timer and darlington pair(s)
    not even a little bit...mined ewe, a 12V electronic unit just might
    fulliautomatix, Jun 19, 2005
  6. ACH

    G-S Guest

    Yah true... or it might have a 'floating' earth and a 'ground' earth...

    G-S, Jun 19, 2005
  7. ACH

    G-S Guest

    A pair of 555's would work... actually a single 555 could be made to
    work... with some extra bits...

    G-S, Jun 19, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.