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1Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 am

Erski1

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I have a puzzle whilst rebuilding my 1986 K100 RT with the indicators.
Having re-installed the original wiring I tested the indicators. The left indicators worked fine but the right failed to illuminate or blink with just a noise from the flasher unit. So my first reaction was faulty flasher unit which I replaced. Same problem occurred so probably not unit. The added conundrum was that when you switch the right indicator on the front parking light comes on tries to blink. I have consulted the wiring diagram and cannot see where these 2 wires would intersect to create a short or direct power to the parking light when right indicator is activated. To top it off the Parking light works fine when switched on normally.
Sorry for being long winded but any advice on where the fault could be would be gratefully accepted.
Rich

    

2Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm

Two Wheels Better

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When was the last time you pulled the starter motor out and de-dusted it? Electrical goblins that have you scratching your head asking "howdeydodat?" are quite often the result of excess carbon dust buildup from the starter's brushes. It may seem an unlikely reason but that's no fairy story.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

3Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:24 pm

Erski1

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Not sure it is linked to starter as everything else works bike starts runs and stops front and rear lights including brake lights. It is just the right hand indicator. Completely puzzling me 🤔
Thanks for the suggestion I will keep an open mind
Rich

    

4Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:29 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Yeah, when mine started to exhibit the same symptoms as yours the right hand indicator made my horns talk out of turn. Then the tail light got all disco ball-like. Finally when I pressed the left indicator button the dash lights would blink. I could have sat it in the middle of the dance floor, such was the light show. The starter did its job como Dios manda.

In an hour, after I was informed that the starter takes the electrical burden to heart, the fantasmas were exorcised.



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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

5Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:33 pm

Laitch

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:. . . the fantasmas were exorcised.
Merry Fantasmas to us all!


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1995 K75T 68,000 miles
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6Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Erski1

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I am going to pull the loom and will also give starter motor a refurb and see if that solves the problem
Thanks
Rich

    

7Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:10 pm

duck

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Here's the pinout for the flasher relay.

Indicator Problem Flasher_relay_pinout



If you remove the flasher relay and then put 12V to the blue/black wire's terminal it should illuminate the right turn signals and right indicator in the cluster. (The ignition does not need to be turned on to do this.) If that lights up the parking light too then you have a short somewhere.

Otherwise your gremlin is most likely a dirty starter as has been noted already.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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8Back to top Go down   Indicator Problem Empty Re: Indicator Problem on Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:32 pm

RicK G

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Replace fuse #7 as it will cause as much havoc as a cactus starter. Don't just pull it out and look they can be corroded internally and be open circuit and still look good.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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