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TST LED flasher relay?

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Cranapplescott

I recently put on flush mounted front turn signals to go with the integrated rear set up I have.  The rear came with the resistors to prevent hyper flash and all was good, but then the fronts didn't come with any and now the hyper flash has made an appearance.

 

I was looking for an alternative to splicing in resistors for the front and found TST industries that makes a replacement relay that supposedly controls the flash rate. (even is adjustable to tinker with something else)

 

The link to what I found is:

https://tstindustries.com/TST-LED-Flasher-Relay-Gen2.html

 

I was just looking for some peoples opinions or other ideas.

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derekfz

I installed the tst relay on my bike it works perfect and was easy to install. Under the Left tank fairing and I have the tst rear tail light and tst front turn signals. They make great products.

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Beemer

Yes, that's what I used when I had my TST tail light installed, didn't use the included, inline resistors.

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Thrasherg

I also used the TST relay on my wife's FZ when I fitted LED front indicators and the TST tail light. It fits perfectly and plugs into the original wiring loom. Easy fix and works great!! Takes far longer to get access to the relay than it does to actually change it out!!

 

Gary

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Cranapplescott
2 hours ago, Boe said:

I'm using Proton 500 signals for the front and the integrated Motodynamic taillight. I have rear resistors in place and a JDM flasher relay from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM26LXO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's the set up I have, the Protons and Motodynamic with the rear resistors. Glad to know the relays fix the hyper flash.

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Thrasherg

The resistors are a really bad idea, they waste power and get quite hot if the indicators are left on for a while.. Much cleaner to get rid of the resistors and use the correct flash.

 

Gary

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Boe
3 hours ago, Thrasherg said:

The resistors are a really bad idea, they waste power and get quite hot if the indicators are left on for a while.. Much cleaner to get rid of the resistors and use the correct flash.

 

Gary

Just to clarify. Because I have a relay in place, I can now remove/bypass the resistors on the tail light? If thats correct then I'll definitely be doing that.

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Thrasherg

If you have fitted an LED flasher relay then you can definitely get rid of the resistors.

 

Gary

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Boe

@Cranapplescott I ordered a bypass resistor harness from motodynamic although if you are handy with a soldering iron you could make one from the existing harness by just removing the resistors.

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6 hours ago, Boe said:

@Cranapplescott I ordered a bypass resistor harness from motodynamic although if you are handy with a soldering iron you could make one from the existing harness by just removing the resistors.

This guy for $4.95?

 

https://www.motodynamic.com/yamaha-resistor-bypass-harness-for-any-motodynamic-sequential-led-tail-light.html

 

I cant see the resistors getting incredibly hot while sitting at a red light..... but for $5 it might be worth it just to tidy up the storage compartment.

 

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Thrasherg
14 hours ago, Boe said:

@Cranapplescott I ordered a bypass resistor harness from motodynamic although if you are handy with a soldering iron you could make one from the existing harness by just removing the resistors.

The bypass resistors are exactly that, Bypass resistors, they are connected in parallel with the LED lights to shunt/bypass extra current through the resistor, so that the LED light + resistor consumes the same amount of current as a regular 21 watt filament bulb (LED's need a lot less current than a filament bulb). If you have a bypass resistor, just cut the wire at one end of the resistor and insulate the 2 ends with electrical tape and all will be well.

 

Gary

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motorazr

You can get a turn signal relay for a lot less than $18.50 plus shipping. For instance:

 

LUYED 2-Pin LED Electronic Flasher Relay ($9.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KZI7UAO

 

Yosoo 2 Pin 12V Auto motorcycle LED Turn Indicator Light Flasher Relay ($9.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJ5SVXQ

 

iJDMTOY (1) 2-Pin Electronic LED Flasher Relay ($10.99)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM26LXO

 

Also, you can replace generic bullet connector wire ends with these OEM-style connectors:

3-pin Nippon Tanshi .040 Female Turn Signal Connector (4x $2.25 plus $3.98 shipping)

- 2x Item# NT040-3 Blk Female

- 2x Item# NT040-3 Gray Female

http://www.cycleterminal.com/nt040-yamaha.html

 

Note: You can use 4x gray connectors (color for left side) or 4x black ones (color for right side) or 2x of each color for left/right as OEM. They call it a "female" connector because the three INTERIOR connectors are female even though they combine together into what looks like a "male" connector. These connectors fit into the female sockets on your bike where there are male pins INSIDE. That's a little confusing.

 

 

Edited by motorazr

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bfricka

It's well worth the extra $8-10 bucks for me because the housing fits perfectly in the stock location. It's also programmable, if that's your jam.

 

I'm using the relay with TST Mech GT-R front turn signals, and TST integrated taillight and so far it's working well.

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