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Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:07 pm

I know this is a bit of a long shot but I thought I would give it a go and see. I recently upgraded all lights on my 2007 Heritage Classic to LED's The headlight, driving lights and taillight work great but the turn signals flash very fast (I discovered this is usually the case). I determined that I need to add a resistor in order to slow the flashers down. My question is where do I get the proper resistor and how do I install it with a minimum of hassle (preferably a plug-n-play type). I also need to know if I need on for each flasher or will one work for the flashing system. Any help would be appreciated, even if that is a link to an online resource of some kind.
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Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:13 pm

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https://www.instructables.com I/How-to-Install-Load-Resistors-for-LED-Turn-Signal-/
Thanks for the response but that video was of no help whatsoever. I looked at several informative videos but they were related to doing so on a pickup, not a motorcycle. In one instance I was informed that you had to put a resistor on each turn signal and on another I was told you had to put one on each side (right or left). It is a simple process on a pickup where you can get the wires but on a motorcycle where you can't get to the wires easily, it is a whole different process.
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Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:38 pm

WyomingRider wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:13 pm
EM2 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:07 pm
https://www.instructables.com I/How-to-Install-Load-Resistors-for-LED-Turn-Signal-/
Thanks for the response but that video was of no help whatsoever. I looked at several informative videos but they were related to doing so on a pickup, not a motorcycle. In one instance I was informed that you had to put a resistor on each turn signal and on another I was told you had to put one on each side (right or left). It is a simple process on a pickup where you can get the wires but on a motorcycle where you can't get to the wires easily, it is a whole different process.
I admit that I didn't watch it. Linked it from the HD forums where they were posting about the same issue you're having. Seems like they had for or five threads talking about this. Maybe you should check there if you haven't already.

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Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:44 pm

Thanks for the response, I will keep trying to find something online. If that doesn't work, I may have the HD dealership put the resistor(s) the next time I get service. I do some of my own wrenching but this may be out of my pay grade and I don't want to screw something up.
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