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30th August 2007, 06:27
I have replaced the flasher can in my '89 883 XLH three times now. It will work for a few days then quit. Is there a better replacement flasher out there somewhere, or should i be looking elsewhere for a problem? I have chased all the wires from under the seat back and nothing is grounded out. I do have a extra set of signals on the back , but 6 bulbs should not overload the can. Any ideas would be welcomed.
30th August 2007, 11:25
not sure man, wierd problem, you may wanna look into running a 'load equilizer' badlands sells em . . . that may even out your draw and prolong your flashers.
11th September 2007, 09:56
had the same problem for years, continually replacing flasher unit - until this year! problem solved!
Get an electronic rather than mechanical flasher ( fitted on most later sports bikes ) wrap in a little bubble wrap - job done.It is vibration that causes the recurring failure of standard flashers.
26th September 2007, 19:46
Thanks for the help. I will be on the hunt for a solid state unit.
26th September 2007, 21:11
Try a 'Heavy Duty' flasher, they are made for more loads.
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