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Offline Soggz

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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #100 on: September 08, 2019, 01:40:52 AM »
It's not as long as mine...lol
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #101 on: September 14, 2019, 01:06:33 PM »
worked for a few days and now the same whack is back. :laitch
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #102 on: September 14, 2019, 08:58:59 PM »
Two days ago I had the first problem after two years of bricking. Similar to your bike the indicators only worked while the buttons were pressed, but they flashed. Replacing the fuses fixed the problem for a day. Cleaning the same fuses with a tooth brush and spray can of electrical cleaner then fixed it.

Maybe clean the fuses and earth's again,  and the other connectors while you're in there.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2019, 09:01:00 AM »
I was just listing the OEM part number. $50. plus shipping for it.
I'll buy it so I can eliminate the flasher as being the issue. pm'd you but didn't get a response yet.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2019, 10:02:16 AM »
thanks Volador, I rode last night and was able to get the signals to work by repeatedly mashing the buttons. I'm going to try taking the switches apart and cleaning them really good , which I haven't done,before I buy the flasher.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #106 on: September 25, 2019, 06:50:08 AM »
I'm back from a couple of weeks in Europe. PM sent.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2019, 09:50:32 AM »
went for a ride yesterday and signals worked perfectly??? Was  that because it was national beer day? I did enjoy a few from a Sweetwater Tackle box, the mango kush was delish. this intermittent wack is frustrating. Still havent taken apart the switches, but now that they are working...
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2019, 12:12:18 PM »
I don't know why you haven't gone in the switches.  One screw holds them on the bars, and you don't have to remove them to get to the guts for cleaning.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2019, 01:02:47 PM »
I don't know why you haven't gone in the switches.  One screw holds them on the bars, and you don't have to remove them to get to the guts for cleaning.
???? I did open them up and spray with contact cleaner, but to get at the contacts there is a small philips screw that you have to remove to get at the guts and I wasn't sure that small parts wouldn't fall out that I would have difficulty putting back together. Am I being to cautious?
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2019, 02:40:13 PM »
You opened the switches and sprayed them with contact cleaner.  Maybe that's why the whack has gone.  You might be lucky.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #111 on: September 29, 2019, 02:52:24 PM »
You opened the switches and sprayed them with contact cleaner.  Maybe that's why the whack has gone.  You might be lucky.
not too, as it's come and gone and come and gone since I did it.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2019, 03:03:39 PM »
OK, go in deeper.  If wiggling the cancel switch fixes the whack, that might point to the problem.

Do you normally use the cancel switch, or leave it to the self cancel feature?
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2019, 03:30:04 PM »
OK, go in deeper.  If wiggling the cancel switch fixes the whack, that might point to the problem.

Do you normally use the cancel switch, or leave it to the self cancel feature?
wiggling anything does not fix it. My flashers do not go off without the cancel switch, unless they are not working, then they all flash as long as the button is depressed.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2019, 03:56:00 PM »
How do the indicators work if you unplug the cancel switch? The indicators should then work, but of course you can't cancel manually then.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2019, 06:06:43 PM »
How do the indicators work if you unplug the cancel switch? The indicators should then work, but of course you can't cancel manually then.
where/how do you unplug it?
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #116 on: September 29, 2019, 06:11:00 PM »
... but of course you can't cancel manually then.
They can be cancelled manually. A light ball peen hammer will shut them down with a couple of whacks. Find a deal on replacement lenses and bulbs or just keep going straight. There's a lot of enjoyment right out in front of us.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #117 on: September 29, 2019, 06:59:00 PM »
 Looking at an old post, you actually fixed the whack by cleaning the earth's under the tank. Clean them again,  clean them better, let them dry and reassemble.

The cancel plug is with the right hand plug under the tank.  A single wire,  brown/white on one side,  brown on the other.

With my brick on the centre stand,  at~1100rpm, in second gear,  the indicators turned off automatically at 50 seconds.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #118 on: September 29, 2019, 08:11:57 PM »
Looking at an old post, you actually fixed the whack by cleaning the earth's under the tank. Clean them again,  clean them better, let them dry and reassemble.

The cancel plug is with the right hand plug under the tank.  A single wire,  brown/white on one side,  brown on the other.

With my brick on the centre stand,  at~1100rpm, in second gear,  the indicators turned off automatically at 50 seconds.
how do I know I actually fixed it, it comes and goes?but it couldn't hurt, thanks.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #119 on: September 29, 2019, 10:40:01 PM »
There are a few options.

Fuses.

Clean the earth's and connections again (maybe it was half fixed because it was half cleaned)

Cleaning the switches.

Test the earth's to the flasher unit.

Unplug the cancel switch and leave it unplugged.
If cancel switch unplugged = no whack,
cancel switch plugged in = whack,
that's the whack.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #120 on: September 29, 2019, 11:40:24 PM »
They can be cancelled manually. A light ball peen hammer will shut them down with a couple of whacks.

There's already way too much whack in this thread.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #121 on: September 30, 2019, 03:06:01 AM »
Has your loom worn from the black plastic, vertical infill panel, on the left side opening for the forks? Mine has.

You should be able to see it, without removing anything.


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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #122 on: September 30, 2019, 08:29:45 AM »
There's already way too much whack in this thread.
The thread's title invites it. Go with the flow.
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #123 on: October 01, 2019, 09:37:18 AM »
The flashers are currently not whacky, I'm going to wait until they re-whack so I can tell if what I do to unwhack is really unwhacking .
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Re: Turn signal whack revisited
« Reply #124 on: October 01, 2019, 09:58:17 AM »
The flashers are currently not whacky, I'm going to wait until they re-whack so I can tell if what I do to unwhack is really unwhacking .
Can you summarize what you've done and at what point the whacky became the unwhacked?
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