Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Austin, TEXAS, United States
K75 Turn Signal Gremlins
Hey gang, I've got a perplexing issue on my hands. I'm in the middle of cafe style build on a 92 K75. After stripping the bike down I've replaced the rear brake light and turn signals, front signals, headlight, and instrument cluster (with an acewell). While it was no easy task I had gotten everything working. I tested after adding each component and confirmed that everything was working.
Finally, after reassembling everything I was doing a final set of tests before putting the tank back on and I ran into some trouble. Everything came on ok, then, when I went to test the turn signal I heard a single click and no signal. After poking around I found a broken fuse and swapped it out. Turned it on again, went to test the signal and it blew the fuse again.
I then noticed that the backlight on the Acewell cluster is coming in and out and the unit looks like it is resetting. This is happening pretty rapidly. It also seem to be indicating that the hazards are on, but I can't really trust that.
I've tried unplugging each item from the lights to see if one is shorting out but the issue persists.
I know I'm in no man's land since I've introduced a bunch of aftermarket parts, but I'm wondering if the symptoms might be an indication of a known issue. Flasher relay? Bulb monitor relay?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.