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Nope, It didn't fix it. It is the right turn signal, and on the front it doesn't flash the 'bright' element it flashes the running light element???
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Nope, It didn't fix it. It is the right turn signal, and on the front it doesn't flash the 'bright' element it flashes the running light element???
One of those two wires must have a bad connexion! I used a test light (available at any auto supply store, cheap) to check for continuity between the signal and the AMP connector. I'd suggest re-checking your splices.
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mine started doing the same thing on my trip to sturgis this week. the right front was blinking on the low filament, not the bright one. It flashes normal speed a few times and then fast. I haven't messed with the wiring. I washed my bike today and it blinked normal, but I only rode the bike for a mile or so... my butt still hurts from 1200 miles on a sporty. So confusing. I'm guessing it will come back, but it almost sounds like dust from the legendary buffalo chip got into my switch housing and when I washed it, something got rinsed out.

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its a common thing to get a bad ground and cause a fast flash or a flash through the runner as it looks for a ground there if the socket fails to ground the housing the filaments then ground out through each other causing a low light and normal flash. and sometimes a bulb shorts internally and an element falls over the other causing a short.
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Ach! The very day after solving this turn signal issue my rear brake light switch bit it! Coincidence?? YES!! Strange, but true-- Two unrelated electrical malfunctions in two days.
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Well...that was all a few months ago, and nothing else since...
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I'm having a similar issue with the right turn signal lamps flashing normal 4 times, then flashing fast (and it's only the one (driving light) filament working up front). When I test for voltage, I see that the terminal for the brighter filament isn't responding with the flasher activated on the right side, but is pulsing 12V on the left side. Am I correct in assuming that my issue lies between the socket and the turn signal module? Or, could there be a problem from the socket to the switch? I didn't begin to troubleshoot yet, but thought that since the switch is causing the driving light filament to flash, it must be working.
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In stock form, both right-side TS bulbs are wired together using a Brown Wire (along with the right indicator) - Likewise, both left-side TS bulbs are wired together using a Violet Wire (along with the left indicator)...

Therefore, if one bulb (frt or rr) is flashing, so should the other one be flashing...

Is your right-side indicator flashing?? If so, then look carefully at the connector for the turn signals (likely under the tank)... Unplug it, clean it with contact cleaner, put some dielectric grease on the contacts & reconnect it together...

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In stock form, both right-side TS bulbs are wired together using a Brown Wire (along with the right indicator) - Likewise, both left-side TS bulbs are wired together using a Violet Wire (along with the left indicator)...

Therefore, if one bulb (frt or rr) is flashing, so should the other one be flashing...

Is your right-side indicator flashing?? If so, then look carefully at the connector for the turn signals (likely under the tank)... Unplug it, clean it with contact cleaner, put some dielectric grease on the contacts & reconnect it together...

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Thank you, I'll remove the tank and check the connections. Yes, both right side bulbs and indicator will flash 4 times normally, then begin to flash fast. The front bulb is only using one filament however, for both driving light and turn signal. I have replaced both front bulbs with new 1157s but to no avail.
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The front bulb is only using one filament however, for both driving light and turn signal.
Was this front wiring changed from stock? rewired in some way?

Sounds like a short - The Blue Wire for the Running Light (Dim element) should never be blinking - never getting power from the TSM - Right-side TSM signal should be on the Brown Wire (Bright element)...

Does the Rear Taillight blink with the Right TS?


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Was this front wiring changed from stock? rewired in some way?
No, it appears to be completely stock. The only things I've done recently were remove the speedometer to try and add a tach signal wire (you've been helping with that project as well, thanks again ) and things were fine after I reassembled. Then, I was going to replace the button covers as the labeling on them is a little faded, but the replacements I purchased didn't quite fit the Sportster buttons. So, it seems that the issue began when I opened up the right handlebar switch and messed with the switches. Maybe I pulled something loose from the connector you mentioned under fuel tank. Once the rain lets up, I'll look into that.

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Sounds like a short - The Blue Wire for the Running Light (Dim element) should never be blinking - never getting power from the TSM - Right-side TSM signal should be on the Brown Wire (Bright element)...

Does the Rear Taillight blink with the Right TS?
Yes, right rear turn signal will blink in sequence with the front (4 normal, then fast) as does the indicator light.


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