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I installed LED blinkers front and rear on my 2001 929 and the back ones blink kinda fast and the front ones don't blink but when I use a test light and test the ground wire they start to blink cause I believe it causes some resistance between the test light and the circuit i put a led resistor in line with both ground wires and they started to smoke and melt stuff I was lucky to catch it in time. they were not regular resistors though they were some little metal box's with one wire out each side and were meant to go between the Pos+ and Neg- but it didn't work that way so I connected it inline with each neg blinker and ran a neg wire to the Neg terminal on the battery and the blinkers worked then they started smoking after a few minutes even with the blinkers off and I quickly removed them. so now I'm back to the front blinkers not blinking and the back blinkers flashing fast.. Please Help! so i can get them working!! Will a new led flasher relay solve this or will i need to put a 3-8 ohm resistor inline with the ground side of the lights ?
 

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I installed LED blinkers front and rear on my 2001 929 and the back ones blink kinda fast and the front ones don't blink but when I use a test light and test the ground wire they start to blink cause I believe it causes some resistance between the test light and the circuit i put a led resistor in line with both ground wires and they started to smoke and melt stuff I was lucky to catch it in time. they were not regular resistors though they were some little metal box's with one wire out each side and were meant to go between the Pos+ and Neg- but it didn't work that way so I connected it inline with each neg blinker and ran a neg wire to the Neg terminal on the battery and the blinkers worked then they started smoking after a few minutes even with the blinkers off and I quickly removed them. so now I'm back to the front blinkers not blinking and the back blinkers flashing fast.. Please Help! so i can get them working!! Will a new led flasher relay solve this or will i need to put a 3-8 ohm resistor inline with the ground side of the lights ?
:welcome: Got pics of your bike? Did the leaves turn color yet? Kind of cold up there to go riding now, isn't it?
How did you find this forum, did you google "tech forum with fast weekend answers" and fireblades came up first?
 

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The riding up here is still ok not to cold yet. and the leaves look great! but they are a sad site cause that means its gonna snow soon.:thumbd: and that means the bike gets put away.. I found the site by searching honda 929s and came across it some how. but its obviously where i belong owning one myself now. i love my bike and want to know all i can about it and it looks like this is the place to get any info i may need about it. i just hope i can figure out my problem i guess i just need to buy a plug and play led flasher relay to fix it. unless i get another answer on a way to fix it. Thanks for the welcome! :patriot: and theres a few pictures of my new baby!
 

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Sweet looking Erion 29er! Funny though, she looks just fine with stock signals. Just sayin'. :welcome: to the .org Love New Hampsire. I have a place on Newfound Lake. So great up there.
 

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Well I bought and installed the LED flasher relay to no avail my front blinkers still don't blink! If I leave them hooked up and touch a test light to the ground wire of say the right blinker while the switch is on it blinks all I can think of is it needs a resister and maybe a relay to ground. Somebody else has to have incountered this problem. I can't be the only one. Please let me know what you think?
 

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Well I bought and installed the LED flasher relay to no avail my front blinkers still don't blink! If I leave them hooked up and touch a test light to the ground wire of say the right blinker while the switch is on it blinks all I can think of is it needs a resister and maybe a relay to ground. Somebody else has to have incountered this problem. I can't be the only one. Please let me know what you think?
Did the relay fit the stock connector and does it have as many wires as the stock one? I did have flasher relay on my 929 with led bilnkers on the front and rear but that was 8 years ago. I just wired the blinkers right and the relay was a straight replacement that fit the stock connector. It worked perfectly.

With a flasher relay you won't do anything with resistors. Yoou have probably something wrong in the wiring. Did they work before you did anything to it?
 

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Did the relay fit the stock connector and does it have as many wires as the stock one? I did have flasher relay on my 929 with led bilnkers on the front and rear but that was 8 years ago. I just wired the blinkers right and the relay was a straight replacement that fit the stock connector. It worked perfectly.

With a flasher relay you won't do anything with resistors. Yoou have probably something wrong in the wiring. Did they work before you did anything to it?
They did work before I am a mobile electronics installer and just don't understand why this would be happening I would think somebody else would have had this same problem.
 

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You really don't tell me anything usefull that i could help you. You could answer the previous questions i asked. Try with the stock relay. That way you can see is the problem in the relay or blinkers. The blinkers should work with the stock relay. They will just blink very fast. If they don't blink you have something wrong with the wiring.
 

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Ok well I started out with the stock relay and changed the rear blinkers first than turned the bike on and turned on the blinkers all four worked they just blinked fast then I changed the front and then turned the bike on and the rear blinkers worked and the front did not so I unplugged them and tested the wires for positive and neg and wires were correct then I pluged them back in and used a test light with a red led on it and touched the ground wire on the front left blinker and it started to flash when I removed the test light it stoped I have installed a plug and play led flasher relay and now the rear blinkers blink at stock rate and front still don't work.
 

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I just ordered two relays and two different ohm resistors one 3 ohm and one 7 ohm and I will wire them to activate and give a resistance to ground like my test light did it's worth a try.
 

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I installed LED blinkers front and rear on my 2001 929 and the back ones blink kinda fast and the front ones don't blink but when I use a test light and test the ground wire they start to blink cause I believe it causes some resistance between the test light and the circuit i put a led resistor in line with both ground wires and they started to smoke and melt stuff I was lucky to catch it in time. they were not regular resistors though they were some little metal box's with one wire out each side and were meant to go between the Pos+ and Neg- but it didn't work that way so I connected it inline with each neg blinker and ran a neg wire to the Neg terminal on the battery and the blinkers worked then they started smoking after a few minutes even with the blinkers off and I quickly removed them. so now I'm back to the front blinkers not blinking and the back blinkers flashing fast.. Please Help! so i can get them working!! Will a new led flasher relay solve this or will i need to put a 3-8 ohm resistor inline with the ground side of the lights ?
You need to have a resistor in line with the leds or the ecu will think the lights are burned out. this will allow the leds to blink at the correct speed and stay on.
 
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