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Old 02-18-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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turn signals acting odd

So my blinkers have been on the fritz for a while now, and I guess it's time to get off my butt and do something about it. It first started happening in November.. after the first heavy rain, I noticed that my blinkers were blinking all weird and sluggish, or they wouldn't blink at all. When I have the bike parked and just turned off though, the turn signals act all normal again!

Back in January we took apart the connector thing where it connects up under the dash and found that there was a ton of water that got into the plug because it had been exposed to the rain. We took it out, dried it out and used Q-Tips to clean everything up. When we reconnected it, it seemed to be okay (turn signals were fine with the bike off), but again when I'm riding sometimes the signals come on.. sometimes they don't.. sometimes they do but the speed of the blinker is all sluggish or extra sped up.

Any ideas? I feel bad everytime I have to change lanes, so I try to use arm signals but I don't think most people even watch for stuff like that..
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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You could use clear silicon caulking and apply it to the connections.
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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Erm.. what would that do?
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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keep water out
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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I don't think the problem is water. Or is it? When I took the thing apart and cleaned it, even though it was dry afterward, it was still acting all strange as soon as I started riding the bike.
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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Put the silicon there after pluging the two connectors together. I also put electrical tape around it after the silicon gets tacky.

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Maybe one of your ground wires is loose.
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:17 PM   #8
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might be a little low on your blinker fluid


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Old 02-18-2004, 01:24 PM   #9
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Thanks kevo, I'll check it out. My friend done did taped the connectors up with electrical tape so much that I don't think I can pull the crap out :F Bishop.. thanks, I'll check my blinker fluid too. I think one of my blinkers was leaking when I was on the freeway earlier =P
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If there is electrical tape wrapped around the connections, you're probably ok. I would check for a loose wire and the flasher relay.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:26 PM   #11
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on going condensation issue etc..

on going condensation issue.. loose wires... Kevo gave the best advice....
Im Voting for Kevo!!!

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Old 02-18-2004, 04:44 PM   #12
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My integrated turn signals get all funky if my front turn signals don't work/aren't plugged in. But my tail light and front turn signals are LEDs. That's a different animal.
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