Turn signal strangeness

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Ted Bennett, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Ted Bennett

    Ted Bennett Guest

    This is probably a simple problem, but I am a complete ignoramus when it
    comes to electricity.

    I replaced my turn signal indicator with a different type, as the old
    one (3 watt, 12 volt bulb) was contained in the speedometer that had to
    go. The new one is a sealed unit, rated at .08 amp, 1.12 watt, 14 volt.
    The salesman assured me that these are intended for 12 volt automotive

    When I tried it out, the turn signals and the indicator clicked on and
    stayed on. No flashing. I thought maybe my battery was weak and hooked
    up my trickle charger. Then it gave two or three slow flashes and
    stopped (on) again.

    What's going on? Does my flasher unit not like this small change in its
    little world?
    Ted Bennett, Aug 14, 2003
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  2. Ted Bennett

    914 Guest

    Or since you can't get he right bulbs now, get an automotive heavy duty
    flasher that is electronic. They don't care much what the load is!
    914, Aug 14, 2003
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