Turn Signal Woes

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  1. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    Well I finally got my bike together and have been riding it. 2014 Storm.
    If I turn my left signal on it works fine. If I turn the right signal on it flashes once and now the left one doesn't work.
    If I wait a while the left one works again. So I can't use my right turn signal at all. If it was a flasher I would think that both signals would not work.
    There may be a relay involved. Thoughts ?

    JJ
     
  2. Adrian Braithwaite

    Adrian Braithwaite New Member

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    A friend of mine had a similar issue with his T/B some time ago. Unfortunately he is now living abroad and I can't get in touch with him but if I recall, it was down to the self cancelling feature playing up. Can't help any further I'm afraid.
     
  3. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    The Storm is self cancelling ?

    JJ
     
  4. Adrian Braithwaite

    Adrian Braithwaite New Member

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    The 1600 Thunderbird is, or at least mine is!
     
  5. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    Mine's a 1700 Storm.

    JJ
     
  6. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Not mine : unamused:: unamused:
     
  7. Adrian Braithwaite

    Adrian Braithwaite New Member

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    Just been doing a little research and it appears that the Storm does have Auto Cancelling indicators...however, they can be disabled/enabled so it might be worth taking the handbook out of its wrapping and checking. As far as I am aware the Storm is simply a bored out version of the original 1600 so I cannot see why it would not have them.
     
  8. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    " they can be disabled/enabled so it might be worth taking the handbook out"
    I don't have one.

    JJ
     
  9. Notso

    Notso Well-Known Member

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    Different bike, but I had a recent issue with an indicator bulb not flashing, which seemed to be solved with dielectric spray followed by acf50 to the electric connections in the headlight.
     
  10. Adrian Braithwaite

    Adrian Braithwaite New Member

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    Good point, I downloaded a copy from somewhere on the net
    Direction Indicator Switch

    Note:

    • This motorcycle is equipped with an indicator self cancel system. The system becomes active eight seconds after operating a direction indicator.

    When the indicator switch is pushed to the left or right and released, the corresponding direction indicators will flash on and off.
    The indicator self cancel system becomes active eight seconds after operating a direction indicator. Eight seconds after turning the direction indicator on and when the motorcycle has travelled a further 65 metres, the indicator self cancel system will automatically turn off the indicators. The indicators can be cancelled manually. To manually turn off the indicators, press and release the indicator switch in the central position.
     
  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Well feck me old boots.......amazing what you learn when you read the instructions :joy::joy:
     
  12. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    That doesn't help me though.

    JJ
     
  13. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    Both signals work fine if you don't start the motor. Once you start the motor they don't work right.
     
  14. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    Well,I have to take it to the Stealer since my guys can't fix it. It goes through the ECU so they have to hook it up.

    Gonna be big $$$$$$$$ to fix a simple safety issue. NOT impressed with Triumph on this so far. In the past my mechanic would search his drawer full of relays and blinkers and find something that would work.

    So have an electrical problem on a Triumph. Just like you would in the 60's and seventies except it's harder to fix on my "modern" bike.


    JJ
     
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