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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-2016, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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KE175 turn signal problem

Picking the brains here, my 78 ke175 right turn signal blinks, left one just stays on solid. Replaced flasher with new emgo 6v flasher relay, now both sides just stay on solid!!! Is the New relay bad? Battery needs charging? Replace bulbs (all currently work).
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 09:21 PM
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Are the bulbs the correct voltage/wattage as specified by Kawasaki?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2016, 11:32 AM
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Are the bulbs the correct voltage/wattage as specified by Kawasaki?
^This. All flasher relays on cars and motorcycles work off resistance feedback. Wrong resistance they won't work or flash properly. This is why when some people put LED bulbs in, for example, the flashers may flash really fast or stay on (flashing so quickly that you can't see it) This is also how the system "knows" you have a burned out bulb as it will just stay on because the resistance will be lower and won't trigger the electro magnets inside the flasher relay. This is what is happening, why exactly? Probably the wrong bulb type OR socket connection.

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All bulbs OEM and functioning. After much searching and trying things, turns out the Flasher Relay was installed backwards. after putting it in properly I found ! rear flasher weak, but after replacing the corroded wire everything is !00% operational. Not bad for a 78 KE175 that sat in a shed for well over 10 years
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