Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Whangarei, , New Zealand
Although that post is not very old, I suspect it is not up to date on the newer flasher units for LED's and there seem to be a lot of alternatives out there from the parts listed. The part of the diagram dealing with dash lights misses the flasher relay circuit (which I think provides the diode for the dash unit in the circuits as my other bike works fine without the mod - again, no LED in the dash lights on the other bike, but a pair of normal LED turn signals with two-wire connections each instead of the one on this new thing).
I do not desire the dash lights to be brighter - at all. In fact, I'm willing to just remove the blinker and high beam/low beam bulbs if it will help and stop looking right there for solutions.
I got held up yesterday and some errands this morning, but this afternoon I will pull the bulbs and just connect up the signal wires to the turn signals in the LED headlight to report back.
It doesn't need to show the flasher relay. That is upstream of the +'ve connection, and just turns the +'ve feed on and off (look at the circuit diagram - Haynes manual) before it gets to the indicator switch. As for the brighter dash lights - it's well worth being able to see the oil pressure and charge lights in the daylight. Same for the indicators. However - even if you wish to use the original bulb, you'll need to do the diode mod to get the LED indicators to work properly. OTOH - just removing the bulb should work fine to prove things out.
'95 900 Superlight IV #064
Mods are: K&N filter, airbox lid on with rubber trumpets removed, MBP collets, full SMI (SilMoto Italia) spaghetti exhaust with 'open' carbon cans, 41mm FCR's - #182 mains!, Barnett alloy clutch basket, Oberon slave cylinder, Ohlins fork springs, Ohlins rear shock, Verlicchi swingarm.