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Old 10-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi there, need some help on electrical problems. Did some work on my bike today. It's a 2001 ZX7R. Everything was working fine when started, now, problems that I can't figure out. Here they are, hope you can help. Thanks.

1st Replaced all my turn signal lights so that they would match. Front had flush mount and rear had LED's. Bought 4 new LED's Carbon-Fiber. Installed the front two 1st. Wired up to the wires that they were wired too already. When finished, they all worked properly, but they turn signal indicator did not work. Moved on to the rear signals next. Installed but forgot to check wires. When finished installing the rear, they didn't work. Front ones flashed regardless of left or right. Rear right flashed. They all flashed together. Re-wired rear and still same outcome. Checked repair manual and got all wired properly. Left side uses Green (+) Blk/Ylw (-) and Right side uses Grey (+) Blk/Ylw (-). Once all wires were properly, I checked the signals. The fronts ones flashed together and the rear right flashed all in sequence regardles of left or right. No turn signal indicator either.

Check/tested the turn signal relay. Reads 0 volts. Wires to relay read ok on volts regardless of left or right. Put everything back together and the only difference is instead of the rear right one flashing, it was now the rear left one flashing.

Got frustrated, so put bike back together for the night. One last test now shows all 4 signals flashing regardless of left or right and still no turn signal indicator working.

2nd. When I had the front fairing off, I took out my headlight assembly to get a broken tab out of the housing assembly. Put everything back together. Now only my right bulb is on for low beam and both on for high beam. Before, both sides were on regardless of low or high.

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Old 10-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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i hate messing with electrical issues. IMO its the one thing that its worth to have done at the shop just to save stress. lol.
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One thing at a time here. Lets start with what seems to be the simplest - the headlight. Assuming the left/right bulbs are identical - try switching them to see of the problem is the bulb or the wiring.

On the blinker issue - you said you put everything back - do you mean stock like it was before you started?
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One thing at a time here. Lets start with what seems to be the simplest - the headlight. Assuming the left/right bulbs are identical - try switching them to see of the problem is the bulb or the wiring.

On the blinker issue - you said you put everything back - do you mean stock like it was before you started?
No, just put the body parts back on. No messing of wires or anything. That's why I can't figure out the change in pattern.
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HaHa, j/k, couldn't pass up the deal on this bike. Everybody has a bike that they love, for me, it was this model.
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If all 4 turnsignals are L.E.D. you'll need a load equalizer to make them flash properly, I keep them in stock. That should fix problem #1.
#2 sounds like it's probably just a bad bulb.
If you bring the bike by tomorrow when we reopen I'll take a quick look at it.
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If all 4 turnsignals are L.E.D. you'll need a load equalizer to make them flash properly, I keep them in stock. That should fix problem #1.
#2 sounds like it's probably just a bad bulb.
If you bring the bike by tomorrow when we reopen I'll take a quick look at it.
Thanks, problem is that ur store is to far for me. If the LED's are the problem, everything should work normal if I switch back to normal bulb right?
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Thanks, problem is that ur store is to far for me. If the LED's are the problem, everything should work normal if I switch back to normal bulb right?
If you were to put the normal bulb "carbon-fiber" aftermarket signals on the bike...it should work properly. I had the same problem as you are having, but after getting the load equalizer it was all good. From what I remember, the load required to make the LED's blink is much less, therefore mine were appearing solid and would be all out of whack.
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If you were to put the normal bulb "carbon-fiber" aftermarket signals on the bike...it should work properly. I had the same problem as you are having, but after getting the load equalizer it was all good. From what I remember, the load required to make the LED's blink is much less, therefore mine were appearing solid and would be all out of whack.
So can I buy the part on my side of town and is it hard to install? Also how much does the part cost?
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Thanks to Patrick with M/U, the problem was fixed. Once he saw what they were doing, he knew exactly what was needed. I even picked up some new Cool Blue Headlight Bulbs. It was a long drive over ther, but well worth it. The MotoHouston Discount alone payed for my gas. Once again Patrick, great job done. Thanks.
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Is that a different bike? If it the same one the plastic looks great.
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Thanks to Patrick with M/U, the problem was fixed. Once he saw what they were doing, he knew exactly what was needed. I even picked up some new Cool Blue Headlight Bulbs. It was a long drive over ther, but well worth it. The MotoHouston Discount alone payed for my gas. Once again Patrick, great job done. Thanks.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but yeah...the part was less than $50 I think....I mounted mine under the rear seat and haven't had a problem. Glad to hear Patrick took care of you. I too am going to be needing his help in the near future.
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Yeah Patrick will take good care of you. Best part was that I was under a time limit. Had to be at work at 1:30 pm in Clear Lake. He got me out in plenty of time. They mounted it on the right side of the underay. Nice install.

This is a new bike. Sold the 2000 Street Fighter ZX7R and bought this one. This 1 is a 2001 ZX7R. Clear TX Title. Does need a new left fairing, but I'm in no big rush.
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