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Old 21st May 2012
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I have the grounded flasher in mine and all 4 blink at the same time.What is up with that.
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Biketronics solid state worked great on my 01. No need to worry about hot resistors or not being able to leave your hazards on for a long time.
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So im another victim of LED confusion. Just got these nice small rear indicators with leds in them. (front indicators untouched) so after reading this i decided to go with installing resistors. my question is on installing it. Just to make sure i do this right and dont screw things up, i need a 10 Ohm resistor? and will it still work if i have standard front turn signals? I know its not the brightest of questions but really want to make sure.
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I got mine figured out. Led in the back mini lights up front. The details are in this post
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I need some help with mine. I just bought the bike not long ago and PO had installed an LED integrated tail/signal light but had no front signals. No flashing at all. I installed a set of mini bullet turns on front and one of these equalizers http://www.ebay.com/itm/321201754454...84.m1423.l2649 I still have no flashing at all. All lamps will light up solid. I did notice that the taillight uses a common ground for the entire light and does not have separate signal grounds. PLEASE HELP ME! I need signals to get it inspected.
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I got the badlands unit, its plug and play.

http://www.badlandsmotorcycleproduct...cts/BETCSM.htm
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I installed some LEDs from autozone into my tail lamps on my iron, work like a champ, I think they blink a bit faster than normal, but...whatever.

Front signals are still old incandescents.
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This thread is almost as old as I am, but great info! If anyone is still reading, how are the EFI sportsters different? I'm assuming the flasher is a part of the ECM? If so, it seem like a logical solution to program the ECM to adapt to LEDs. I installed LED flashers, and they flash super fast (which I've heard is the ECM notifying you that something is wrong). Should be noted that I'm only running flashers in the front, just running/brake lights in the back. Can anyone shed some light on this? I don't much like the super fast flasher.
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If anyone is still reading, how are the EFI sportsters different? I'm assuming the flasher is a part of the ECM? If so, it seem like a logical solution to program the ECM to adapt to LEDs.
It has nothing to do with the ECM (engine control module) and everything to do with the TSM (turn signal module). The TSM is designed to expect a certain range of amps being drawn by the lights. When a bulb burns out that changes the amp draw and the TSM blinks fast (instead of not blinking at all like the older models did) to notify the rider that there is an issue.
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Ok so a few yrs ago I did some LED's on the rear end and used 2 10watt, 10 ohm resistors, 1 for each side, cool all worked great. I am now installing a front set of LED's, so captain logic here decides i just need another 10ohm 10watt resistor on each side and all should be good, Wrong, won't work, What do I need to do?
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