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For those of you that have installed the SM-3, what signal lights (r/t/b) are you using. I would like to go with LED. Do they make a single circuit set with a ground wire? Everything that I've seen grounds with the mounting hardware. I would like to mount them on an aluminum fender eliminator. I'm somewhat concerned that it might not be the best ground after being out in the elements.
Also, any pictures from the back of the bikes would be great. Thanks, Sue
 

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Here is what I did.
http://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16054

With the three wire LED lights you can just use the high intensity lead, or twist the low and high together since the SM-3 controls the intensity.
As for your fender eliminator I can't imagine it would provide any worse a ground than the fender. Aluminum is a better conductor than steel.
 

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Harry-O

Now that's a good boy. I have a Brittany that's about 16. Started showing his age a little over a year ago. They are so loyal and smart.

Thanks for the info. it is exactly what I was looking for. I hope to change to small LED bullets on mine. Time and cash will tell. Ride safe!
 

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Sm-3

I have a custom, so I can only give help from what I have read. People have said that the custom requires more effort to install. I've heard that the other models are more plug and play. Maybe someone that has installed one on the LT can help more.
 

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kisan sm 3

i bought the kit for my 06 Vulcan Classic LT, could not get it to work as advertised. got little to no help from Kisan, and finally just gave up. the wife will just have to learn to turn the damn signals off! before it was done i spent nearly $200.00 to replace the part i broke in frustration. next time i will spend the money on other mods.
 

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I'm thinking of getting the SM-3 for my 900 classic LT. Does the SM-3 relay just plug in and did you have to install the springs?
I had to cut my harness and install spade clips on my 800, but that's because the SM-3 is not the right model for the 800 but it was $25 on clearance (I'm cheap, and know my way around a wiring diagram and soldering iron) ;)

I believe it is supposed to plug into the stock harness/connector on the 900

As for the return springs, I close to forgo those and instead disassembled my signal switch and disabled the mechanical latching mechanism turning it into a momentary switch. Works great. Hit the switch once to turn on the signal and hit it again to cancel, or just let it time out.
 

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kisan sm3

i was attempting to do the same thing i think, but it was pretty cold here at the time, plastic was a little on the brittle side and snap goes the switch. well now let me tell just how proud momma kawasaki is of that little milk white plastic doo dad with a few pieces of pot metal and screws. like over $200.00 proud. you can't buy the switch, you get to buy the entire left side contgrol housing, hi lo headlight, horn, wire harness, and the whole nine yards. could not find one on line at a salvage yard so wound up buying one from a on line parts house back in michigan. saved about $50.00 and now i am done with kisan. and thank you momma kawasaki for locating the plugs for the wire harness on top of the frame under the tank. that was just a great idea! oh well live and learn, story of my life!
 

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self cancelling

Ditto on doing it yourself. I have gotten so use to checking, everytime I make a turn I find myself pushing the middle button whether I turned the signal on or not. Hard habit to break?
 

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kisan sm 3

you know somewhere on one of the forums i used to surf, was a mod for using an electrical buzzer under the seat and it set up a buzz whenever the turn signals were activated, basically an alarm that they were on. i want to say it may have been on the Honda VTX forum. might be worth a look?
 

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Kisan SM-3 easy and worth it

I have installed the SM3 on my 07 900 Classic, i am not mechanically minded, I tend not to understand the obvious...But with your good help Sarge205 and others on the forum I installed it in about 30 minutes.
Everything was easy, fitting the new relay, the running lights connections but disabled them with the dip switch, the brake light was also disabled as all are not legal down here, but I can use the brake override which is great.
The fitting of the foam springs was puzzling for the least at first but once I turned the switch casing over there was not issue finding where they were meant to go, a little trim, fit and try, more trim and it works fine, a little on the down side is that the cancel is no more by pushing the button but just same side cancel ( I mean activating the turn switch again the same way to cancel it).
Overall, more than happy, specially when I see that the signal cancels automatically a little after turning whereas before I would have it going on for much too long to be safe...
Actually Sarge, sorry but I found left hand switch casing (2) for sale on Ebay this morning, no way near $200 (ok they were not new).
 

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you know somewhere on one of the forums i used to surf, was a mod for using an electrical buzzer under the seat and it set up a buzz whenever the turn signals were activated, basically an alarm that they were on. i want to say it may have been on the Honda VTX forum. might be worth a look?
Here is a link to Chets Circuits.. They have many wiring mods including the diagram for adding a piezo buzzer to your turn signals. I learned about it looking for a hazard light diagram. Hope it helps.

http://www.rattlebars.com/valkfaq/circuits.html

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Here is some info I've posted before.

Yes it is under the seat.
The one for the 900 is the SM-3
It is a replacement for the flasher. While the socket on the 900 only has 2 pins the kit includes a wire for the third pin that connects to the battery. It also has another set of wires with connectors that go to the brake switch and rear turn signals. You also need to put two foam springs (you need to trim them) in the turn signal switch.

I had to cut the foam plugs down to make them work. Trim a bit at a time and just use trial and error. I put the signal minder in my wife's 09 900 Classic. Page 30 does not apply to the 09 Classic which should be the same as yours. The wiring for the brake delay and tail light flashing: blue = brake light, gray = right turn signal, green = left turn signal, at least on the 09 Classic.
 

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Here is some info I've posted before....

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And they were what I followed and what made it so easy!
Especially the tip on the color of the wires to tape into.
Thanks for this E.Z.
Cheers
 

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Glad to help.
 

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A few signal reminder idea links:
http://www.blinkerbuddy.com/
http://www.turnalarm.com/index.htm
http://www.formtechservices.com/dirtly/www.dirtly.com/Beeper.html
http://www.mitocorp.com/muth-motorcycle-turn-signal-mirrors.html
I installed a pair of LED arrows on the inside of my windshield, partially hidden behind my windshield bag, visible enough so I can see that the signals are on and not too obvious as to look stupid. Got them at Canadian Tire but they are probably available elsewhere. Here they are:http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/AutoCustomPerformance/NeonLEDAutomotiveLights/PRD~0362507P/Add-a-Signal+Arrow.jsp?locale=en
Have to wait for spring to see how good they are. Lots of small LED's available nowadays so they can be installed for a visual indicator.
C. Tire link might not work, try this one: http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/AutoCustomPerformance/NeonLEDAutomotiveLights.jsp
 

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mirrors

The mirrors seem to have a bunch of nice safety features. Why can't they get the front blinkers in sync? If anyone could do it right for a video, I would think they could. Wouldn't mind sim. mirrors, would go nuts if I knew they didn't blink together. :D
 

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These mods an added lights are all fine to me, only that in some countries you would get booked for using any of these...
All not legal in Australia, this is why the Kisan thing was the best alternative for me.
 
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