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    Ok, I did a search and could not find the answer, maybe using wrong terms.

    Anyway, I got some new LED turn signals, I connected them to make sure they work. No problem, fast blink, all bulbs work.. I had a couple of 20w 5ohm resistors from a kit on my buddies bike for his clear alternatives tail light. So I connected the resistor to the one turn and slow flash, BUT only 3 bulds in the LED lit up... So to check I disconnected the resistor and all the bulbs light up... im like ok WTF!!! ..

    So my question is, is the resistor too big??? what should I get?? (yes i know its 2 questions.lol)

    Thanks
    Smitty
    2001 Kawasaki zx1100

    2000 Kat 750, in 600 Yellow. (GONE but not forgotten)

    Bike pics link: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp310/smitty600/

  • #2
    the fast blink gets the people attention

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    • #3
      Originally posted by johna600 View Post
      the fast blink gets the people attention
      Thats what I'm sayin...I kept mine...
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      but personaly I dont see a point in a 1000 you can get the same power from a properly tuned 600 with less weight and better handeling.

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      • #4
        Well, i will probably keep mine that way if I cant find the right resistors...
        2001 Kawasaki zx1100

        2000 Kat 750, in 600 Yellow. (GONE but not forgotten)

        Bike pics link: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp310/smitty600/

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        • #5
          You need a load equalizer, not resistors. That will give you fully lit, slow flash LEDs.
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          • #7
            sorry if this is repetitive but new here. haha my rear turn signals dont work, andi want to replace the brake light on my 88kat with an led one anyway, if i got the new light would the turn signals work on it?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by johna600 View Post
              the fast blink gets the people attention

              That's what I was thinking too... Mine are like the bright strobes on a jet fighter...
              But, is there anything that could damage something by keeping it fast. Or is the fast blinker OK?
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              • #9
                Originally posted by JaxKat View Post
                That's what I was thinking too... Mine are like the bright strobes on a jet fighter...
                But, is there anything that could damage something by keeping it fast. Or is the fast blinker OK?


                I have been running mine with out the provided resistors for over a month and no problems
                I didnt put the resistors in because they say to keep clear of everything because of the heat from them
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by rexazz2 View Post
                  I have been running mine with out the provided resistors for over a month and no problems
                  I didn't put the resistors in because they say to keep clear of everything because of the heat from them
                  Yeah, I didn't want to have that MELTDOWN cause of a badly placed resistor either. FAST as FAST can be then ... unless I find out that it is bad.
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