Todays question is about LED lighting for my 2015, K1300S. Last fall I installed the Cyclopes Low Beam and Parking lamp. All went well without any Lamp Failure indicators. This winter I installed LEDs in the turn signals and again no Lamp Failure indicators lit up. Recently I installed the High Beam bulbs (2) and the Lamp Failure indicator came on when I used the turn signal and would flash when the turn signal flashed and then would stay on steady. Took the bike for a ride and would run thru the start/shut down sequence a few times but the indicator stayed on.
This morning I took out the (4) turn signal bulbs and replaced them with the OEM bulbs and now it seems fine. I would like to use the LEDs in the turn signals to make the bike more noticeable. My thinking is I'm significantly under the Amp draw for the lighting circuit and that is causing the Lamp Failure indicator to come on? Do I need different turn signal bulbs (ones that draw more)? I bought them from suggested seller from Amazon that I read about from fellows here. $40.00 for the (4) of them pretty much. They seem like they are well made and they fit perfectly and are significantly brighter.
Any suggestions ?
After a few more email exchanges with Cyclops I’m going to try a resistor on one high beam bulb to add some load. I’ll report back.
Last edited by magellan444; Mar 27th, 2020 at 6:20 pm.