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Old 28-12-2016
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KTM LED indicators

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I recently bought some LED front and rear indicators for my KTM 450 EXC and cant get them to work properly. With only the fronts connected they seem to work but as soon as i connect the rears aswell, they just got solid yellow when switched on, no flashing. Ive got a 2-pin LED flasher unit off eBay fitted so i dont know what the deal is? I had it setup and working with LED indicators in the past but the bike was stolen and trashed. When i got it back the indicators were smashed off and the LED flasher gone. What else could it be? I dont remember doing anything else last time I did this.
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Old 29-12-2016
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I'd be wondering about the flasher.....
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Old 29-12-2016
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Yeah i was thinking about it this morning and my road bike has LED indicators all round. Might pull the flasher off and hope its a 2-pin also to test the theory.
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I've read before something about disconnecting the single indicator light near the speedo or fitting a diode or 2.
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The flasher unit is unsuitable.

LED flasher units should ideally be 3 pin jobs. Most 2 pin units are current controlled, as is the one you have. As the extra current of the rear lamps flows, the sequencer circuit goes into full 'mark' mode. This usually happens when the current load is too high for the switching circuit.

Buy an electronic 3 pin unit and run an earth to it or use lower current LEDs.
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Old 31-12-2016
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I actually managed to get them working with a different 2-pin connector. Im assuming its rated for a higher current than the cheapy i had in 1st.
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