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Hi, I've fitted Motone Billet indicators to the front of my Bobber, they look great & work fine. With the Montone (12v) indicators on the front and the standard (LED) indicators on the rear, everything works fine. But if I fit Montone indicators on the rear, as well as the front, then none of them work!:frown2:
 

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That kind of problem is way over my head, but welcome to the forum and I hope some other members can chime in and help resolve your issue.
 

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Easy fix. Turn off the bike, hold down the INFO button then turn on the ignition. Keep holding the INFO button and you should see TYPE on the gage. You can toggle through types 1-4 to get the blink rate you want.
 

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Oops. Just reread your post and doesn’t have anything to do with blink rate. Are you sure you haven’t blown a fuse? Double check your rear wiring. I had a similar problem when installing my X-Arcs and it turned out to be wiring.
 

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Thanks for your comments, I've tried all the different programs and no change. If I disconnected the front indicators, the rear ones work! It doesn't seem to be able to handle 4 12v incandescent bulbs. Going to get some LED bulbs and try them.
 

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Hi, I've fitted Motone Billet indicators to the front of my Bobber, they look great & work fine. With the Montone (12v) indicators on the front and the standard (LED) indicators on the rear, everything works fine. But if I fit Montone indicators on the rear, as well as the front, then none of them work!:frown2:
If they're on the same circuit there might not be enough current? LED lights draw less than bulbs, which is why people usually add resisters when they upgrade from bulbs to LED. So I'm guessing going the other way you might be short???
 

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Thanks for your input, you're almost certainly right. The problem I have now is finding LED bulbs that are the same size as the original bulb, all the ones I've seen, so far, are too long. May have to stick the Montones on eBay and buy some LED indicators which would be a shame as they're really nice.
 

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Thanks for your comments, I've tried all the different programs and no change. If I disconnected the front indicators, the rear ones work! It doesn't seem to be able to handle 4 12v incandescent bulbs. Going to get some LED bulbs and try them.
Before you get rid of them, it may be worth considering the flasher unit which could well be designed for LED only. A simple swap may cure the problem. There are some that are designed for both LED and filament bulbs: Flasher Relay
 

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...assuming there is a flasher unit on the Bobber, as I can't locate it on the wiring diagram! :|
 

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This is a replica of a car problem I've had recently, all related to CANBUS.

The car problem was when towing my caravan (so excuse the long explanation). So new caravan, towbar fitted with vehicle specific wiring harness and car reprogrammed to recognise the towing module in the harness. Twin reversing lights and rear fog lights on caravan not working. The issue is that these are incandescent bulbs, and the current draw of the pairs of lights was over what the towing module was expecting and so it shut those lights down. The harness manufacturer had programmed the module for single reversing and fog lights, and they sent me a set of appropriately ballasted LED bulbs to get it all to work. QED!

So, with a CANBUS vehicle with LED lights, you won't be able to replace the LED's with incandescent bulbs (and to some extent why would you?) because circuits aren't designed for the increased current and need protecting...

When considering electrical stuff on these bikes you need to get out of the traditional 12v (or even 6v!) wiring mindset...
 

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Interesting problem. I refitted Pin Blaze indicators and connectors to the back of my Bobber and nothing worked when I hooked everything up. It turned out to be a short in one of the connectors, once I resolved that, everything worked. There is a disconnect for the rear indicators in the battery box, try isolating the rear by disconnecting the rear and check the fronts
 

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Thanks for your comments, I've tried all the different programs and no change. If I disconnected the front indicators, the rear ones work! It doesn't seem to be able to handle 4 12v incandescent bulbs. Going to get some LED bulbs and try them.
Mode 1 and you are good to go
 

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Old post. But im haveing the same problem. I put the motone indicators on the rear and all was good. Now with them on the front and rear..none work. I have tried all the modes. So frusterating.
 

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It is not the fuse

Ive reconnected the left side front factory signal..it works front and rear on the left side. I put the motone back on..checked to make sure it had good connection...and it doesnt work. I've tried all signal types with the "i" button.
I relly hope someone has an answer for this
 

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Solved it. I only ripped apart one of my soldered joints. It turns out that I wasnt saving the signal type as I tested them out. Type one and everything works. So much stress for such a simple mistake.
 
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