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Hey dumb question. What am I doing wrong???
I have a 2010 vulcan 900 I just put LED turn signals front and rear on it with resistors on each signal light. It blinked at the propped speed for about 5 seconds then started blinking fast. What else do I do? Is there a flasher upgrade I have to do? Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks for listening, any feed back would be great.
 

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There should be a resistor with each LED. They can't run at 12-14V. Did you also put a resistor between the turn signal lamp and ground?

As noted above, the easiest way to correct the issue is to change out the flasher.
 

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my bulbs were plug and play. no resistor needed. if the bulbs you got cant run at 12-14 volts, you need some different bulbs. if you have to start adding special resistors and stuff, definately get some other bulbs.
 

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my bulbs were plug and play. no resistor needed. if the bulbs you got cant run at 12-14 volts, you need some different bulbs. if you have to start adding special resistors and stuff, definately get some other bulbs.
Those LED bulbs you have DO have resistors in them, they were just nice enough to include it and package it all together with whatever brand you have. Others have to add the resistors themselves! The LED's themselves use very little electricity and thus don't run at 12-14v. The only thing 'different' about your bulbs is that the resistor is built in to the bulb itself.

That's also the reason you get the 'hyperflash'. Your basic flasher is designed to run based on load, when it gets loaded up, it flashes. When you have significantly less load, it flashes faster!

Some people install 'load balancers' which, to me, are kind of backwards. Load balancers apply the amount of load needed for your stock flashers to work; so you get the nice LED's but don't actually end up taking any load off of your electrical system- one of the advantages of running LED'. Replacing with a 'digital' flasher or one that's been designed to work with LED's makes way more sense.
 

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Those LED bulbs you have DO have resistors in them, they were just nice enough to include it and package it all together with whatever brand you have. Others have to add the resistors themselves! The LED's themselves use very little electricity and thus don't run at 12-14v. The only thing 'different' about your bulbs is that the resistor is built in to the bulb itself.

That's also the reason you get the 'hyperflash'. Your basic flasher is designed to run based on load, when it gets loaded up, it flashes. When you have significantly less load, it flashes faster!

Some people install 'load balancers' which, to me, are kind of backwards. Load balancers apply the amount of load needed for your stock flashers to work; so you get the nice LED's but don't actually end up taking any load off of your electrical system- one of the advantages of running LED'. Replacing with a 'digital' flasher or one that's been designed to work with LED's makes way more sense.
yes, i know that okay. they have load resistors in them. take a chill pill man. all i was saying is that its alot easier to use plug and play bulbs. sorry if i stepped on toes there.
 

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yes, i know that okay. they have load resistors in them. take a chill pill man. all i was saying is that its alot easier to use plug and play bulbs. sorry if i stepped on toes there.
Was simply making a point of clarification. Nobody (well, not me anyway) was offended. It's all good. A chill pill sounds like a good idea but maybe you ought to reevaluate who should be taking it brother! Remember you can't convey tone over the Internet. To a novice, your post could be confusing to someone who would go searching for 12v LEDs, so I clarified that its simply a bulb with the LEDs and resistors all in one housing.
 

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gotcha. its all good.
 

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Those LED bulbs you have DO have resistors in them, they were just nice enough to include it and package it all together with whatever brand you have. Others have to add the resistors themselves! The LED's themselves use very little electricity and thus don't run at 12-14v. The only thing 'different' about your bulbs is that the resistor is built in to the bulb itself.

That's also the reason you get the 'hyperflash'. Your basic flasher is designed to run based on load, when it gets loaded up, it flashes. When you have significantly less load, it flashes faster!

Some people install 'load balancers' which, to me, are kind of backwards. Load balancers apply the amount of load needed for your stock flashers to work; so you get the nice LED's but don't actually end up taking any load off of your electrical system- one of the advantages of running LED'. Replacing with a 'digital' flasher or one that's been designed to work with LED's makes way more sense.
I like your name romans5.8!
Years ago my dad belonged to the Christian motorcycle association.
(B.C. Canada). Good to run into another brother
 

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my bulbs were plug and play. no resistor needed. if the bulbs you got cant run at 12-14 volts, you need some different bulbs. if you have to start adding special resistors and stuff, definately get some other bulbs.
Is this what you purchased for you bike?

The link you have is broken so I'm not really sure if this will work.

Thanks
 

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I like your name romans5.8!
Years ago my dad belonged to the Christian motorcycle association.
(B.C. Canada). Good to run into another brother
Cool!

Yeah CMA is a great organization, they are doing some pretty cool things all around the world. The chapter close to me (that I belong to) is pretty decent, lots of good folks!
 

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Is this what you purchased for you bike?

The link you have is broken so I'm not really sure if this will work.

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yes. that is exactly what i put on mine.
 

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here is the corrected link....[ame]http://www.amazon.com/2-Pin-Flasher-Relay-Signal-Kawasaki/dp/B004XN8MOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365532032&sr=8-1&keywords=kawasaki+flasher+relay[/ame]
 

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your welcome. its a quick plug and play. works great.
 
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