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With about a foot of snow falling in the last week I've decided that my days of riding are far off. Of course I have to do something with my bike to pass the time so I've decided to finally run my signal lights through my brake/tail lights. I picked up a trailer box from Wal-Mart and hooked up everything correctly from what instructions I've found on the net. Everything works fine until I apply the brakes and then the signal light flashes fast, as though a bulb is burned out. I found if I add another signal light between before the power goes into the trailer box it flashes at the right frequency but both the added signal light and the brake light flash so dimly you can barely see it. Any ideas on what I need?? different bulbs maybe?? heavy duty signal light flasher?? I'm sure some of you guys with a ton of experience know what my problem is, thanks muchly. It's a ZX-6R BTW...
 

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I did my signals about a week ago. I followed the instructions on http://www.sportbikeguy.com and it worked perfectly. That site has a *.pdf file you can print out and it tells you exactly which wires to cut, and then which ones get hooked up to the others. I spent about 30 minutes comparing my wires to the diagram, just to make sure I understood what I was about to do, and it worked perfectly.

I'd go download that diagram and compare it to what you've got. I've also got a ZX-6R, so it will work for you too. I'll try to take some pics of the actual wiring harness in the next day or so. There's a picture of the end result at http://home.pacbell.net/pudding7/bikepics.html
 

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noodlestm,
In order to slow down the flashing you need to replace the fasher, which is the square box under the passenger seat, with a heavy duty flasher. You'll have to cut the existing connectors off and replace them with bigger spade connectors(the blue ones).These can be purchased at any auto parts store such as Advance Auto. I beleive the part number for the flasher is EL36. I have done 2 ZX6R's and it worked out perfectly. Good luck.

hey everett..........want some gofer?
 

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Another way to stop the high speed blinking is to wire some resistors into the connections for the turn signals that are no longer there. Try to hook up the stock signals like normal to see what happens, it should make the taillight blink slowly but still brightly. I used 8-ohm speaker resistors from Radio Shack, they cost a couple bucks each. They are a couple inches long and are the same size in cross section as the frame tubes in the subframe. I was able to wrap the resistors in tape and slide them into the open ended tubes by the taillight to keep them out of the way.
Good luck
Matt
 
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