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LED Signals blink like a squirrel on drugs

Ok here is the story, when I got the bike (2004 CBR600RR) it had a LED tail light with integrated signals and I noticed that the signal lights blinked quicker than a normal bike. Recently I got some Euro LED turn signals ( site address ) and now the signals blink so fast they are nearly solid. Do I need a new signal relay switch? any help would be appreciated.
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Ok here is the story, when I got the bike (2004 CBR600RR) it had a LED tail light with integrated signals and I noticed that the signal lights blinked quicker than a normal bike. Recently I got some Euro LED turn signals ( site address ) and now the signals blink so fast they are nearly solid. Do I need a new signal relay switch? any help would be appreciated.
Here is the explaination straight from the 1tail website.
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LED lights have extremely low current draw and will flash at 2 times the normal rate when used a turnsignals, which may be illegal in some areas. To bring the flash rate to the normal 85 flash per minute (avg) we offer a flash Controller that is simply wired into each LED signal on the bike. NOTE: for use only in the signal circuit, not on continuous running lights.

Here is the LINK for the controllers
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Here is the explaination straight from the 1tail website.
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LED lights have extremely low current draw and will flash at 2 times the normal rate when used a turnsignals, which may be illegal in some areas. To bring the flash rate to the normal 85 flash per minute (avg) we offer a flash Controller that is simply wired into each LED signal on the bike. NOTE: for use only in the signal circuit, not on continuous running lights.

Here is the LINK for the controllers
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Well, I'm at 179, and I'd really like to get three green bars.... but really, I just knew the answer after upgrading my rear blinkers when I removed the shovel.
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There are two ways to go about fixing this problem. As JustPucky mentioned, you can buy a resistor to add an extra load onto the circuit. The reason this helps is because the turn signal relay detects amount of draw on the circuit. With standard signal light bulbs, if one burns out, that side of your signal would blink faster to let you know you have a bulb burned out. Since the LED's don't draw near as much current, the relay senses that a bulb is out so it causes the light to blink faster. If you add a resistor, then the current is back to normal and the relay sees everything as working properly. However, the resistors get quite hot and could potentially start a fire. The risk is low, but it's still there. The other option to fix this problem is to replace your relay with a time delay relay, rather than the current sensing relay. Since you have LED bulbs all the way around, you don't have to worry about a bulb burning out so you don't really need the current sensing relay for the purpose which it was designed.

Hope that helps a bit.
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Clear Alternatives sells a flasher that you can replace your stock one with...sells for about 20 bucks...

OR...you can go to radio shack and buy 20 watt 5 ohm resistors for about 2 bucks each and wire them across each circuit...I put resistors on my bike...just remember to wrap them well...they get hot enough to melt plastic...
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napa also sells a relay for cars that will work and is a lot cheaper, probably not as cheap as a radio shack resistor. Let me see if I can get the napa number.

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thanks alot, I'm looking for the cheapest, most simple method.
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The simplest method will be clear alternatives site! That's what I would do. Less hassle and you don't even need to get out of your chair.




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ack, one the Clear Alternatives site it says that the flasher does not work with the CBR600RR. Hey Trip can you get that part number? Thanks.
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I got 2 resistors with my clear alternatives taillight, I didnt use them I got the flasher, If you want them there yous just pay shipping. Is that cheap or what!
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I got 2 resistors with my clear alternatives taillight, I didnt use them I got the flasher, If you want them there yous just pay shipping. Is that cheap or what!
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I got 2 resistors with my clear alternatives taillight, I didnt use them I got the flasher, If you want them there yous just pay shipping. Is that cheap or what!
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Now thats a deal.



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I got resistors with my front signals but they don't help. I'll get back to ya, thanks alot for the offer.
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If you go resistors...you have to put one across every circuit...Having resistors on the fronts...will do nothing for the rear...and vice-versa
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If you go resistors...you have to put one across every circuit...Having resistors on the fronts...will do nothing for the rear...and vice-versa
Thanks Bee that's what I was going to say..

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Resistor Question:

Where are you guys mounting these hot azzed resistors? To the subframe?



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