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Old 08-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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R75/5 turn signal solid light issue

My R75/5 turn signals are now solid (not blinking) when engaged. I have the enduralast charging system, so it's getting plenty of that go-go juice.
Do I need to simply clean my contacts on the relay or change it out. I'm at work so I haven't had a chance to fiddle
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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Looking at getting the #262 electronic one blaine.hale just showed me:
http://www.bugmanweb.com/gsxr/flasher.html
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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Mine does that all the time. I have after market bulb sockets on the front because I have a fairing and if I play with the bulb in the right front signal it will start working. It is always the right front on my bike and it will work for almost a day. Two days ago I bent the grounding tab in the socket with a screwdriver and it worked really well for some time. By the time I got home the next night it was not working again. I know what it is. It is the bulb socket on the right front but I can't keep it fixed.

I'm gonna look for different sockets but I have done that before and there is a limiting factor of finding something that fits the hole in the fairing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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Looking at getting the #262 electronic one blaine.hale just showed me:
http://www.bugmanweb.com/gsxr/flasher.html
The stock flasher is sensitive about the current draw. It wants BMW bulbs. No joke.

On the /5, fitting grounds to the turn signals is popular. Just a ground wire from socket to a solid frame ground. Solves a lot of issues. later models got them from factory. PITA on the front because you need to pull the headlight ears to thread the wire. On the back you very solidly tape a wire or sturdy thread (the heavy waxed kind) to the hot wire in the socket, then pull tha hot wire back to the hole in the stem with the thread following (called a "follow string" in cableman terminology). The at the hole under the tailight the ground wire gets taped to the hot wire and both pulled back to the socket with the thread. Helps to remove the light pod, which needs it anyway because it's crushing the stem and is still loose. Use glue.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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Mine does that all the time. I have after market bulb sockets on the front because I have a fairing and if I play with the bulb in the right front signal it will start working. It is always the right front on my bike and it will work for almost a day. Two days ago I bent the grounding tab in the socket with a screwdriver and it worked really well for some time. By the time I got home the next night it was not working again. I know what it is. It is the bulb socket on the right front but I can't keep it fixed.

I'm gonna look for different sockets but I have done that before and there is a limiting factor of finding something that fits the hole in the fairing.
Grounding tab should be to the side of the bulb. Wrap bulb stem with foil to make thicker.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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I'll bring a spare elec. flasher tomorrow.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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Connector was just loose. works fine. Bring that relay if Blaine needs it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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My blinkers are on the fritz again. My suspicion is the flasher relay is on it's way out. I opened the headlight bucket and removed and replugged in the relay, wiggle it, etc, no luck. All 4 lights are working correctly. Thoughts?

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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Looks to be flashing too fast?

Check the wattage of the globes ... both front and rear and instrument. The relay is built for certain wattage .. too little or too much will make it flash at the wrong speed. If the globe wattage is ok then check the ground connection on the relay .. if that is ok then change out the relay.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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My blinkers are on the fritz again. My suspicion is the flasher relay is on it's way out. I opened the headlight bucket and removed and replugged in the relay, wiggle it, etc, no luck. All 4 lights are working correctly. Thoughts?

Did you fit the grounds out to the bulbs in each pod?

Are you using BMW supplied bulbs?
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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Nothing has changed with the bulbs, wattage is appropriate. This just started happening one day. I never fiddled with the electronics.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #12
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #13
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Nothing has changed with the bulbs, wattage is appropriate. This just started happening one day. I never fiddled with the electronics.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:57 PM   #15
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Nothing has changed with the bulbs, wattage is appropriate. This just started happening one day. I never fiddled with the electronics.
As the man said, fit ground wires.
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