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Old 08-12-2006, 08:15 AM   #1
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Ok this has a few applications I suppose. For those of you who want to loose your rear signals and don't want to put any aftermarket ones on. For people who just want the added safety. Or for those of you, who like myself, just want another motorcycle project. The general idea is your brake light (depending on which signal) will blink with your signal. So lets say....

If the bike is just running -- your running lights will be on
If you apply your brake -- your running and brake lights will be on
If you turn on your left signal -- your left signals and left running light will flash
If you turn on your left signal and apply the brake -- your left signals and left running and brake light will flash(right side brake and running light will stay solid).
Same idea for the right side...

So it's basically a way to get your brake lights to function as a turn idicator as well. Obviously your tail light needs to have two bulbs, or its not going to do any idicating... just flashing.

All you need is two 12volt DPDT relays. You can either order them online for $1.19 each plus shipping or pick them up at radio shack for around $9.50 each. Just depends on your money situation and patience I suppose.

Once you get your relays just wire it up according to this awesome microsoft paint diagram I made. All that is involved is splicing a wire into your turn signal positives, cutting the wires to your bulbs in half, and connecting it all to the relays.


The way it works is when the relay is receiving a 'flash' of power from the signal it is triggering the relay to 'open' and cut the power to the brake bulb. Then when it's not receiving a flash of power it closes again and power flows to the bulbs. This creates the flashing effect.

I drew the relays diagram according to the relay I got from radio shack. I also included how radio shack's relay was pinned out. So if you get a relay that is different then you can just compare it to the pinout and my diagram.

Sounds like it will work.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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that's cool. also instead of buying one of those things the stealer sells for $75 u can go to a trailer supply store and ask for a trailer turn signal adapter.
they are the same thing for less than $20 or so
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Old 08-12-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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And this would work with LED's?
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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lots of em

fyi, my led's worked with no type of conversion of my system from bulbs. I don't think it cares what its sending voltage to.
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