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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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dim rear blinkers....

so i had my bike apart to install a scorpio and decided on some new LED rear blinkers while it was apart since one of the rears was out....put it all together and tested it a few times during the process and the blinkers worked fine....then completed it and put the bike back together and now when i turn on the signals its sort of dim then if i hit the brake at the same time as i have the signals on it gets dim to the point i can barely see it unless im right up on my blinker....anyone know what this could be?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 12:13 AM
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bad ground as i already said... check it by running the ground to the battery and troubleshoot again.

But maybe I'm wrong... lets see what others think.

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ok well i rode my bike for the first time in a month or so today, when i start the bike the blinkers are fine and bright but when i rode about a block i checked and they were dim again....if it is the ground wouldnt it constantly be dim?
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so i had my bike apart to install a scorpio and decided on some new LED rear blinkers while it was apart since one of the rears was out....put it all together and tested it a few times during the process and the blinkers worked fine....then completed it and put the bike back together and now when i turn on the signals its sort of dim then if i hit the brake at the same time as i have the signals on it gets dim to the point i can barely see it unless im right up on my blinker....anyone know what this could be?
I've never even seen LED lights on a bike or know how they work. On my bikes, the running light and brake light use the same bulb(s), but the brake signal uses an added filament in the bulb so the brake light is twice as bright.

So how does the LED work? Assuming the LED's use the same bulb's for running light and brake, how does the brake light get brighter? Does the brake light switch bypass a resistor to make the bulbs brighter? If so, maybe it's wired wrong.

As for the turnsignals, mine operate the same as the brake light (extra filament). Your original turnsignal relay may have to be replaced to cope with the added resistance. Why not ask the company who made it?
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I've never even seen LED lights on a bike or know how they work. On my bikes, the running light and brake light use the same bulb(s), but the brake signal uses an added filament in the bulb so the brake light is twice as bright.

So how does the LED work? Assuming the LED's use the same bulb's for running light and brake, how does the brake light get brighter? Does the brake light switch bypass a resistor to make the bulbs brighter? If so, maybe it's wired wrong.

As for the turnsignals, mine operate the same as the brake light (extra filament). Your original turnsignal relay may have to be replaced to cope with the added resistance. Why not ask the company who made it?
my led tail light has red n amber leds in it. n I think, not sure, on the red runnin/brake ones, I think they get more voltage to make em brighter. Search 'My latest mod' to see the vid I posted.
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I've never even seen LED lights on a bike or know how they work. On my bikes, the running light and brake light use the same bulb(s), but the brake signal uses an added filament in the bulb so the brake light is twice as bright.

So how does the LED work? Assuming the LED's use the same bulb's for running light and brake, how does the brake light get brighter? Does the brake light switch bypass a resistor to make the bulbs brighter? If so, maybe it's wired wrong.

As for the turnsignals, mine operate the same as the brake light (extra filament). Your original turnsignal relay may have to be replaced to cope with the added resistance. Why not ask the company who made it?
well the brake lights are two bulbs that are on and when i hit the brake they get brighter so i guess the filaments are in those....as far as the LED signals they dont have a constant running light only the blinker....i am going to take the rear off the bike and try to figure it out one day this week and i will take plent of pictures and see who can trouble shoot the fastest

thanks for your help check back and ill have the pictures
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my led tail light has red n amber leds in it. n I think, not sure, on the red runnin/brake ones, I think they get more voltage to make em brighter. Search 'My latest mod' to see the vid I posted.
my rear taillight is only 2 bulbs no LEDs only LEDs on the rear blinkers...im thinkin i might exchange the LEDs that i got and get regular rear bulbs
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