Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Directional Signal Wiring

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Directional Signal Wiring

    Hi all.

    Previous owner removed all handlebar controls to give the bike a "cleaner" look. I ordered generic L and R handlebar controls for convenience. All is wired back up except directional signal. Br/W is hot, Ch is Left and Gr is R. Somehow Yellow/Red energizes the flasher, but I have no way to add this to the aftermarket switch like the original had....

    The wiring diagram shows the Y/R wire connected to the
    original switch, but doesn't show where on a terminal

    The L or R lights just stay high beam WITHOUT the Y/R wire involved, will blink if momentarily Y/R touched to + lead, but if Y/R is left on contact they will just stay on solid high beam. WTH???

    Is there anyway to add the Y/R to the 3 terminal switch to get the flasher to start blinking?

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    The Y/R wire is a wire that momentarily connects to ground when sliding the turn signal left or right, which tells the turn signal relay, "flasher", to activate. It is also part of the cancellation system.

    Comment


    • #3
      I'm gonna try running a ground to the Y/R from the bulbs, see if that'll work.

      Comment


      • Duke
        Duke commented
        Editing a comment
        The Y/R wire shouldn't be grounded all of the time, only when the right or left turn switch is engaged, "momentarily".

    • #4
      Thanks Duke. I grounded Y/R and everything is blinking just fine! All my switches are now connected!
      Click image for larger version

Name:	switch.PNG
Views:	31
Size:	297.8 KB
ID:	75378

      Comment


      • #5
        What is the middle switch on the right bar?

        Comment


        • Duke
          Duke commented
          Editing a comment
          Looks like a headlight/running light switch

        • Brad_G
          Brad_G commented
          Editing a comment
          That's what i thought. But even my '82 no longer had the option to turn the headlight off (was that a new law it had to be on?) so I was just curious. With the LED halos it would be nice to use those as running lights and turn on main headlight beams when desired.

      Latest Posts

      Collapse

      Topics Statistics Last Post
      Started by NthernLgts, 3 hours ago
      3 responses
      38 views
      0 likes
      Last Post NthernLgts  
      Started by Father Pobasturd, 3 weeks ago
      248 responses
      2,949 views
      1 like
      Last Post Derailed75  
      Started by viking, 1 day ago
      19 responses
      200 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Derailed75  
      Started by MikeyC, 2 hours ago
      1 response
      25 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Doc_V
      by Doc_V
       
      Started by Emra, 1 day ago
      9 responses
      79 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Emra
      by Emra
       
      Started by Dieseltechreno1, 5 days ago
      14 responses
      172 views
      0 likes
      Last Post roadiemort  
      Started by Darkkill57, 4 days ago
      24 responses
      397 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Brian Schenk  
      Started by AR. Hillbilly, 1 week ago
      5 responses
      103 views
      0 likes
      Last Post AR. Hillbilly  
      Started by LDofDC, 1 day ago
      8 responses
      130 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Lug Nut
      by Lug Nut
       
      Started by tyates007, 01-20-2019, 10:48 PM
      7 responses
      182 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Biff
      by Biff
       
      Started by Johnrocks, 2 days ago
      13 responses
      122 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Johnrocks  
      Started by midnitmike, 04-25-2019, 12:14 AM
      19 responses
      284 views
      2 likes
      Last Post John Lilley  
      Started by Lucky, 03-09-2019, 09:30 AM
      84 responses
      1,401 views
      7 likes
      Last Post El_Mipo
      by El_Mipo
       
      Started by Coach, 1 day ago
      4 responses
      88 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Jlb76
      by Jlb76
       
      Started by ItBeMe, 2 days ago
      2 responses
      88 views
      0 likes
      Last Post cike
      by cike
       
      Started by Emra, 1 day ago
      4 responses
      41 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Bikerron  
      Started by Thorny317, 3 days ago
      11 responses
      138 views
      0 likes
      Last Post cike
      by cike
       
      Started by cludio, 1 day ago
      12 responses
      83 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Jeaston
      by Jeaston
       
      Started by Kevstephenson7, 2 days ago
      8 responses
      150 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Kevstephenson7  
      Working...
      X