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1Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 pm

Cafe-K

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So probably made another rookie mistake. Wired in LED turn signals to the existing blinker circuit. Tried to test the LED and I've now caused my blinker relay to make a buzzing sound when I use the left hand signal with the LED steadily lit. How do I fix this Surprised

    

2Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 pm

rosskko

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I am going to stick my neck out here into unknown territory and say 'I think you need a resistor in there so the bike recognises the LEDs as a light and not a blown globe'


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3Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:23 pm

klompy the grey brick

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I agree Rossco...Halo told me the ratio once but in one ear out the other...but apparently so many OHMS per each value of LED....


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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4Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:54 pm

RicK G

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7 to 8 ohm resistor across each led and then the system draws enough power to make the relay work as it should, it appears to the blinker unit that there are bulbs in the circuit.


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5Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:16 pm

klompy the grey brick

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yep what Rick said....Shocked


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KKlompy Blinker Relay Buzzing 2854237993
"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

Blinker Relay Buzzing Au-log10


    

6Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:26 pm

Cafe-K

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Thanks guys always appreciate the wealth of information on this forum! I would be staring at my bike all day making no progress if it weren't for the support here!

    

7Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:36 pm

Cafe-K

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So another silly point of clarification here.....only one resistor per LED correct? When I'm looking for resistors is 1/4 wattage going to work? Also, will that fix the loud buzzing sound I get from the relay (only happens on the left turn signal side because that's the only LED I wired up and tested)? Thanks!

Christian

    

8Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:54 am

charlie99

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no ! the 1/4 watt resistor will not work well .
8 ohms across 12 volts will dissaapate quite a bit of heat ....equivalent to 18 odd watts or 1.5 amps round about ....? so a 20 watt resistor or combination of resistors will be required
the resistor is going to cost many times more than a standard globe ....of corse you could hide a globe somewhere so it cant be seen and wire the leds straight across that circuit . as a cheepo way out


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9Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:04 am

Cafe-K

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Would something like this work for the application? Sorry guys trying to learn as much as possible here!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0058E98R4/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

    

10Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:13 am

charlie99

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yes indeed cafe ...and a great price too

you will need to find some form of mounting for them ....perhaps some 20 x 20 mm angle iron - aluminium chanel or something ...to mechanically hold them ...maybe some stainless cable ties to bond them to the bracket ...possibly under the tank

and connect to them with some "flexible" cable with crimp type connections ....soldered connections may crack over time

get 4 x off ...they are "cheep as" and you will need 4 anyhow

does that help ?


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OBlinker Relay Buzzing Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

11Back to top Go down   Blinker Relay Buzzing Empty Re: Blinker Relay Buzzing Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:55 am

Cafe-K

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Perfect thank you! They are on order so now just have to wait for delivery. In the meantime I will continue to tackle my starting problems. I'm putting a cafe style seat on the bike so I think I can mount the rear blinker resistors under there....plenty of space....and the fronts will likely be under the tank. Thanks for the help!

Christian

    

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