I've got some issue with my bike.
I've got the 2016 model with OEM led turn signals and want to install some 3in1 aftermarket turn signals.
(They got 4 wires: taillight, brakelight, turn signals, 1 shared ground line for all. Might be important later)
The new turn signals are 12V/1.5W. The factory LED turn signals have 6-9V/1.4W written on them.
The bike has no
flasher relay, but instead a flasher controll unit, which is a total black box for me.
So the issue is the following:
If I connect the aftermarket turn signals to the control unit and turn them on, they will flash up for a fraction of a second and then turn off again.
Now I thought this is caused by the low voltage of the OEM control unit.
So I got some 5V relays which I connected to the controll unit, so the controll unit will close the relays instead of operating the new turn signals.
If the relay is closed, it will forward 12V from the tail light to the turn signals.
it changed absolutely nothing. The turn signals still light up for a moment, then turn off again.
Edit: the reason why this happened is, that there the current required to operate the relay was pretty low, so there was not enough load on the control unit. Artificially increasing the drawn current with a 27ohm resistor parallel to the relay fixed this issue.
Low & Mean apparently has some "stepz relays" to fix this issue, but they wanna charge me $99 for shipping.
Also, I'd like to understand what the actual problem is...
Anyone got an idea whats going on there?