Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27

Thread: Left blinker non functional, right blinker works fine....

  1. #11
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    You are right, I didn't want to hear that, but had begun leaning that direction myself.
    Went through and cleaned up the grounds in the tail section yesterday, tried swapping in known good bulbs into the dead signals and cleaning the contacts, to no effect. Ran out of time after that. Still looking for more grounds in the front end.
    I will keep doing what I can to track this down until I can get it into a shop to get it checked out.
    Until it gets to the shop the info you have provided so far is very valuable as it give's me a much clearer picture of the systems I need to be looking at in depth.
    What effects does this malfunction have on the ecm? Is it a case of just lowering performance or will this condition cause physical damage to the ecm?
    Thanks again y'all, it's nice to have some heavy hitters on here chiming in.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,182
    You should be able to reverse the wiring in the tail to check to make sure the LH turn signal actually works and isnt open or shorted. You can probably do that on the front, and the connectors should be behind the flyscreen. The result you are looking for is to see that when you flick the switch to the right, the LEFT signals should illuminate. This will ensure they are working properly. If they do, I would be looking into the switch or wiring on the turn signal.

  3. #13
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    That is a great idea, nice and simple but should be informative, I will definitely try that! Thank you

  4. #14
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    I got the turn signal lights reversed both front and and back. It worked. The left flashed with the right signal activated.
    Last edited by Red85; 06-05-2019 at 04:22 AM.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,182
    Does your bike have a chopped tail?

  6. #16
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    No the tail is stock. Still has the oem signals and license plate light.

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Central Soviet state of new jersey.
    Posts
    1,894
    Have you tried using an ohm meter on each wire in the circuit, might be as simple as a broken or disconnected wire.

  8. #18
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    I was looking for my multi meter last night to do just that, but it seems to have grown legs recently. Will be trying that asap. Thanks for everyone's input.

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,182
    Quote Originally Posted by Red85 View Post
    No the tail is stock. Still has the oem signals and license plate light.
    I've seen (and done) this on bikes with chopped tails, but it does hurt to double check this.

    On the back of the bike there are 3 pairs of wires, one pair for the LH signal, one pair for the RH, and one for the taillight. Make sure someone hasnt mixed up the wires... or in the case of a chopped tail, plugged a turn signal into the license plate light wires, and wonders why everything is all wonky (like I did.... lol)

  10. #20
    Junior Member Red85's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    16
    I am glad you mentioned that. I actually did the same thing while troubleshooting.. Felt pretty silly when I realized what I had done. Glad someone else made that mistake too and not just me, lol!
    Then I found the correct wires and did my switching around and got the results described above.



Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •