OK so I finally bought some 1156 and 1157 LED bulbs for my turn signals on my 2000 650 classic. The first thing I did was confirm that quick flashing issue when you go to LEDs, so I installed the front turn signal lights first, which are on solid, and blink when you signal a turn. Sure enough, they blink quickly. So, it was time to follow this tutorial and change to an electro-mechnical turn signal relay:
Super easy to do, took 2 minutes. Tried again and it works GREAT, the front LED signal lights are now working as expected with the correct timing.
Next up, I install the rear turn signals... now under normal circumstances, the rear turn signals don't stay on constantly when the bike is on, they only turn on when a signal light is activated and it blinks. Well, when I install the rear LED signal lights and press the turn signal button, the rear signals stay on solid instead of blinking! WTF?? And BOTH turn on solid, not just the side I activated. Push the turn signal button, the lights turn off. If I remove the LEDs and put the filament bulbs back in, everything works fine.
Anyone have any idea what the issue is? I wanted so long to get all the parts in, I was pretty frustrated with this.
I did try out a couple of things before I got fed up:
1. I tried just putting one rear LED signal bulb in at a time, the signals don't work. I tried with no LEDs in the rear turn signal lights, again doesn't work. I tried two different pairs of LEDs in the rear signal lights, again, same behavior with both turning on solid.
So by 10PM I was pretty pissed off, so I left the bike with LEDs in the front and filament bulbs in the back so that my signals were working when I took the bike out today. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?
Thanks in advance,