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This is a discussion on Turn Signals within the Technical forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Ok. This may be a really stupid question. I bought these turn signals from DCC: http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintag...s-25-8356.html I wired them up to my bike yesterday. Black ...

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    Turn Signals

    Ok. This may be a really stupid question. I bought these turn signals from DCC: http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintag...s-25-8356.html

    I wired them up to my bike yesterday. Black wire as positive and the Black w/White stripe grounded and tested it out to get only a solid light. My stock lights worked fine before and after testing out the new lights. Am I missing something?
    1973 CB450

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    The whole DTT/DCC/Cafe Racer TV self-congratulatory, mutual back-pat, hairdo and fashion society is a bad joke that has little or nothing to do with motorcycles. Consider buying from someone else next time.

    Putting that aside, there are two immediate possible problems that occur to me:

    1. If these are the front signals, the stockers had two 'hot' wires, and one frame ground (Often the housing is metal and grounds to the frame directly, without the need for a third 'ground' wire, but I don't know whether this is the case with your machine). If this is the case, and the signals you bought have two wires intended for use as one 'hot' and one 'ground', you are wiring it wrong. Fix that.

    2. It is also possible that the stock flasher relay needs a bulb of sufficient wattage to flip it. This is a 'load' relay. If this is the problem, you can replace it with a no-load relay, and it should work OK.

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    You need a new flasher relay to make them work.
    DCC or eBay, about $10.00
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    Thank you.

    any idea how to rig stock lights like the bike below? underneath the headlight - i would love to do this, i just cant fit the stock lights in their intended position because they interfere with my handlebars

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    quote:Originally posted by crazypj

    You need a new flasher relay to make them work.
    DCC or eBay, about $10.00
    this one? http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintag...-66-86722.html
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    not so fast on the flasher relay...

    the rear lights should be single filament and the fronts are likely dual filament. sounds like you bought single filament for both. your flash would NOT work in that case. check the bulb sockets; dual filament has two contacts, single has one. betcha all yours have a single contact.

    ask me how i know

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    quote:Originally posted by catboy

    not so fast on the flasher relay...

    the rear lights should be single filament and the fronts are likely dual filament. sounds like you bought single filament for both. your flash would work in that case. check the bulb sockets; dual filament has two contacts, single has one. betcha all yours have a single contact.

    ask me how i know

    dime city isn't that bad. they carry some decent shit.
    so if both are single filament do i need to get something different? not sure what your solution is in this case?
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    if both of the sets you have now are single filament, you need to return one set and get a dual filament set.

    dual in the front, single in the rear.
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    Unless it's a legal requirement to have running lights you DON'T NEED dual filament fronts
    You NEED a new flasher relay, DCC one won't work as its for ~45w load. The bulbs in the indicators you bought are probably 5w
    This type of thing.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12V-R...Q5fAccessories

    I use this one, you can get part # from pic and try to source local
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Relay...Q5fAccessories

    CB400F has a steel tube welded to headlight mounting bracket to fit indicators like that, I had to make a bracket and spacers for my 360


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    with little modification this can go just below the headlight on the low triple.



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