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    Vapor speedo on but indicator issues

    Hoping for a bit of guidance guys.
    Fitted the vapor speedo(hope the pictures are on)
    However there seems to be a slight problem with the indicators.
    There are two wires which leave the lamp on the speedo along with two wires for the main beam lamp.
    one wire from each seems to be a commonas they join together at the block and become 1.
    That leaves 1 wire.
    If I connect it to the left indicator it flashes along with the speedo indicator.
    If I connect it to the right indicator it flashes along with the speedo indicator.
    Connect them both and I get hazard waring flashes.
    Any solutions
    1 left indicator wire 1 right indicator wire 1 wire from the speedo bulb.




    Cheers
    ARCIE31
    If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

    #2
    Arcie,
    I think your problem is that in the original setup Honda didn't ground the turn light.
    One side of the bulb is connected to the right indicator and the other to the left.
    As you flick the switch you get 12v to one side of the bulb and the other side acts as ground.

    What you need to try to do is the same on the vapor.
    Hopefully its a bulb and you can get to both the contacts so just wire the orange wire to one side and the blue to the other BUT check that neither of the leads on the vapor are grounded.

    If it is then you'll have to do some kind of bodge with a couple of resistors.
    Measure the resistance of the original bulb. Get 2 resistors that equal that resistance and solder them together at one end.
    Solder the wire to the vapor at this connection (the middle) and the orange and blue wires to the other connectors (the ends).
    That should in theory work OK...

    HTH,
    Marc

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      #3
      A little confused Brewsy
      To quote your good self
      'Hopefully its a bulb and you can get to both the contacts so just wire the orange wire to one side and the blue to the other BUT check that neither of the leads on the vapor are grounded.'
      Could you re-explain.
      Sorry to not grasp the conceptCheers
      Arcie31
      If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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        #4
        Could I run a wire straight from the flasher relay to the lamp
        Cheers'
        ARCIE31
        If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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          #5
          Hi Dude, looking back to the diagram I'd suggest not.
          If you came off the grey wire of the flasher unit to a bulb directly the flasher would immediately start flashing your turn bulb!

          Clarifying my earlier post.
          One side of each indicator bulb is grounded.
          The positive feed from each indicator bulb (left or right) is also connected to one side of the turn bulb.

          Remember that a bulb has two connections, usually 1 gets power (+ve) and the other ground (-ve).

          Imagine you turn right.
          The power comes via the flasher relay which basically turns the juice on and off repeatedly, via the switch and then onto the RH indicator bulbs.
          They flash because they are getting +ve on one side of the bulb and the other side is grounded, making a circuit so current flows.
          The turn bulb has 2 connections, one connected to the RH indicator bulbs and the other to the LH indicator bulbs.
          The power in this case is via the RH side of the bulb and the LH side acts as the ground.

          Clearer??
          Smile

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            #6
            Yeah
            I get it now.
            Cheers
            ARCIE31
            If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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              #7
              Totally missed that indicator dashboard... that looks like it should work out awesome! Got to get me one of those.
              Bill

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                #8
                Yeah, what's going on? When I bought my Vaypor I never saw that model! I have been trying to mount my idiot lights so that they don't look like a ziptie/duct tape job, that looks awesome!

                But sorry, I don't have any solution for you on the wiring
                -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                  #9
                  http://www.trailtech.net/022-PDA.html

                  Bill

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                    #10
                    Do you know if those things are DOT approved? The reason why I ask is I have to get my bike inspected and I'm interested in getting one.

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                      #11
                      Bli,
                      no idea tbh but I'm sure the fact that you even HAVE a speedo will allow it to pass!
                      Doug managed to pass the NYC inspection with no clocks AND no exhaust muffler....

                      Marc

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                        #12
                        what state?
                        1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                          #13
                          Errr

                          NY

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                            #14
                            In Washington all you need it a tail light and head light for it to be legal. I checked with state patrol today, he said that all those custom choppers have is a tail light and headlight.
                            -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
                            Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

                            "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

                            "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by blicraft
                              Do you know if those things are DOT approved? The reason why I ask is I have to get my bike inspected and I'm interested in getting one.
                              The only legal issue should deal with actual mileage on the title if you decide to sell your bike.

                              "Federal and State law require that you state the milage in connection with the transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment."The above statement is found on the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles Bill OF Sale form and I think it is on the back of the title the State issues.

                              We have a choice when we sale a vehicle to list a WARNING: ODOMETER DISCREPANCY to state theat the actual milage of the vehicle might be differnt than stated on the odometer.


                              So in the end it just depends on how honest you are when you sell the bike. Why do you think everyone ones to buy a low milage speedometer/odometer for there 20 year old ride? So when they sell it they can say it has only 6000 miles when it has 30000.

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