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Turn Signal Woes
My turn signals were working when I bought the bike, but on the ride home, they quit. The 4- ways work fine. It's an '86 Interstate and I've tried searching the post with no luck as to finding a solution. On the Interstate you can't swap out the flasher relay between the 4-way and the turn signal as they are not the same, the 4-way is a 3 pin connection and the turn signal is a 4 pin. I went to the local bike salvage yard and tried 2 turn signal relays and it still does the same thing, when I press the signal either left or right, the bulbs go out and don't flash. I can feel the relay click once. I have a wiring schematic for a '85 Interstate but the color codes are not the same, but I can at least see where the wires go. I want to think it's the auto cancel that's bad, but I can't find the unit to disconnect it. Any Ideas?
The light at the end of the tunnel is usually the headlamp of the oncoming train.

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#1 04-04-2012, 04:50 PM,
Hopefully this is an easy of a fix as the dead battery was. I had the same problem and it was a simple switch that was easily replaced. At the time, I had a mechanic that took care of it for me so I don't have further experience to help you. Someone with some smarts should be along to help!
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#2 04-04-2012, 05:07 PM,
Sounds like a bum flasher, but the first and easiest thing to do would be to spray some contact cleaner in there and work the switch. Could be corroded internally. Secondly, take a test light and see if you have power going down to the flasher from the signal switch. That will tell you wich way to go.

I've also seen a badly shorted bulb cause the same problem.

Let us know of your progress.
Adam
'96 ST1100
Brewerton, NY
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#3 04-05-2012, 06:05 AM,
Well, finally found it... It was the flasher, dirty contacts on the wiring harness. Maybe some dirty grounds also. At least now I know where every relay and flasher is. :lol:
The light at the end of the tunnel is usually the headlamp of the oncoming train.

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#4 04-08-2012, 04:42 PM,
Good deal! Glad it's fixed 8)
Adam
'96 ST1100
Brewerton, NY
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#5 04-09-2012, 01:51 AM,


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