LED indicator conundrum ?

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Hi all could someone please help with an electrical issue? (of my own making....) just fitted a set of 4 LED indicators of the "flowing/flash light" style. They will not work off the flasher relay on the bike, understandable I suppose as each indicator has its own built in relay which works fine when connected to a 12v supply (they flash on their own independently) does anyone know how I can get them to work? is it a case of bridging the 2 connectors on the current bike relay? don't want to short anything out so thought it best to seek advice..... I would be very grateful for any assistance. Thanks in advance.
 

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First of all, please tell us what motorcycle year/model you own.
 

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If they function as signals on their own - flash with power, then you would not need the flasher at all, since that is its job.
But then you do not have running lights?
 

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Hi guys thanks for the response, the bike is an NC700X 2012, itsmenc700, your on the ball with your observation :) the original indicators are running off the switch wiring (handlebar) and then routed through the 12v repeater relay. Now replaced with a new style of LED indicators which have 9 LED diodes in each indicator in a straight row, when powered up they light in a row or sequence from 1 to 9, this then repeats using its own built in repeater relay.At the moment they dont function at all, i am guessing because the power source is trying to run through 2 relays, one on the bike and x 4 for each individual indicator.
Not sure what you mean by running lights as they are of no issue on the bike?
 

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Hi David, thanks for the input, just done a bit of research, the indicators proper term is "sequential" (so I just found out) one UK company are suggesting that the 2 wires on the bikes relay should be disconnected from the relay/repeater unit and should in fact be bridged to give a constant 12v to each side of the bike indicators via handlebar switch (left or right) remember that each LED indicator has its own relay/repeater circuitry fitted internally. I will try this tomorrow and update the thread with the result.
 

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It sounds like for your style of signals, a turn signal flasher is not needed. You could either bypass the flasher, or substitute a simple relay for the motorcycle’s flasher module.
 

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I’ve fitted the same type, it’s as Scorpio54 said. But I didn’t disconnect the wires I just bridged across the terminals and left them in place.
 
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