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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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LED flasher mod

I am trying to do a flasher mod for my 650. I tried the Grote 44530 flasher mode found here but that didn't work. Is there and plug and play kits out there that do not require modding the original flasher?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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I just need to add more resistance, in theory. So should I put a resistor in parallel or in series with the lights?

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http://www.customdynamics.com/loadequalizer.htm

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Don't know if this will work on your bike but I swapped out a couple turn signal bulbs with LEDs on my pick-up and got hyper flash because of it. Well I was going to place resistors in line to each bulb but found out about an electronic flasher. It plugs in exactly like the old flasher but doesn't need a certain load to flash at the correct rate. Found it at a local parts store for less than $15.
Hope that helps in some way.


DUHHHHHH...never mind. Guess I should have taken a look at the link in your post before I opened my mouth.

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Ok, so resistors in parallel based on the load equalizer link.

Summer, yeah, one of the nice oddities our Yamaha's have that make them a pain in the butt to customize. 5 pin flasher relay and reverse thread right hand mirror...

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Nothing is simple anymore is it.

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I think electricity follows the path of least resistance.
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Summer, it is just our Yamaha. Every other manufacture uses mirrors with the same thread on both sides and 2 or 3 pin flasher units.

Nick, that is incorrect. That is a myth. Electricity is like water with how it flows. Imagine series of pvc pipes with water running through it. If you make a T intersection and one direction is a 1" pipe and the other is a 1/2" pipe water will still flow in each pipe, it will just flow at different rates.

If electricity only followed the path of least resistance then most of our electronics would not work. How could you have your TV and your lamp and your home theater system all on and working at the same time if electricity only followed the path of least resistance? One of those appliances will be less resistant then the others.

If I recall correctly if resistance is in series you total the resistance, if resistance is in parallel you half divide the resistance. For example, two 4 ohm speakers in series equals 8 ohm over all resistance, but in parallel 2 ohm over all.

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Ugh, mtmous, the 650 has a single turn signal indicator bulb on the dash, I will probably have to do the diode mod for that to work. I am just not sure if that prevents the signals from working or not. I don;t care if the indicator doesn't work - they are self cancelling.

Most likely next winter's project will be to rewire the entire bike using Motogadget m-Unit. Then this all becomes a moot point.

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Ugh, mtmous, the 650 has a single turn signal indicator bulb on the dash, I will probably have to do the diode mod for that to work. I am just not sure if that prevents the signals from working or not. I don;t care if the indicator doesn't work - they are self cancelling.

Most likely next winter's project will be to rewire the entire bike using Motogadget m-Unit. Then this all becomes a moot point.
Same source as my original link has diode kits to fix the single indicator problem however I never needed to use this. My single indicator on my old Suzuki flickered but never caused a problem with signals.
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