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Thank you for your reply.

I've actually ordered 50 W/6 Ohm resistors (and 25/8 and 10/10 also, since I'm not sure about which W I'd go with), since I reasoned that it's close enough.

Although, I was more curious about my assumption about the "one resistor per side", since I'd prefer to have only 2 resistor, instead of 4, to "hide away".
As to wattage, the typical rule of thumb is double the wattage of the sustained usage - Now it's true that the signals turn on and off which might allow lower wattage resistors to suffice - but the larger wattage rating provides a buffer for times such as using 4-way-flashers for a long period - and, typically, larger currents are drawn during turn-on than when the voltage is sustained...

Anyway, the use of a single 3-ohm resistor instead of two 6-ohm resistors in parallel is still a matter of availability - 3-ohm, 50-watt resistors are not nearly as common as the 6-ohm pairs...

Since you have the right theory, I suspect whatever implementation you use, consistent with that understanding, will likely to work...

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As to wattage, the typical rule of thumb is double the wattage of the sustained usage - Now it's true that the signals turn on and off which might allow lower wattage resistors to suffice - but the larger wattage rating provides a buffer for times such as using 4-way-flashers for a long period - and, typically, larger currents are drawn during turn-on than when the voltage is sustained...

Anyway, the use of a single 3-ohm resistor instead of two 6-ohm resistors in parallel is still a matter of availability - 3-ohm, 50-watt resistors are not nearly as common as the 6-ohm pairs...

Since you have the right theory, I suspect whatever implementation you use, consistent with that understanding, will likely to work...

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Thank you for your answer and the input regarding the resistor wattage!
I'm quite new to this, but now I feel more confident.
On my previous bike I could just replace the relay.
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I recently installed a set of LED replacement rear turn signals on my 2005 Sporty 1200 XL-R. I have been running two front LED turn signals for years with no issues. With the new rear LEDS, I experienced rapid blinking(I expected this), so naturally I installed the Badlands LE-3C module to correct the rapid flashing issue. Oh, crap..The module did not change a thing..? Blinkers are still flashing fast, exactly as they do without the module? This module is plug & play so the wiring is correct.?? Anybody out there got any idea of what the issues might be?? Help from the Alaska Bush!
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Ahhh. That must be what the red finned gizmo is the PO had installed on my 85 as it has LED turn signals. I was asking in a previous post as it looked like a selenium rectifier from my old jap bike days but the wiring diagram showed no such thing. I will post a pic later on
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2005 Sporty 1200 XL-R <SNIP> Badlands LE-3C module <SNIP> Blinkers are still flashing fast
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I have not checked the codes, but what could they tell me, anyway, except that the less do not have the same wattage loads as incandescent, ? and that's what the module is supposed to fix??
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Did you contact your vendor for the Badland module?

Remove the module - Take one of your old turn signals and reconnect it onto (either one of) the TS signal line and see if that turn signal works again...

Do you have a TSM or TSSM?

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Thanks for that suggestion..With both standard bulbs in sockets, they all work normally..
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<Image Too Big - Please Reduce The Size> The gizmo
Yep - That looks like a load equalizer Resistor Set - Black to ground - Each Red goes to either Left/Right TS Wire...

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