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HI all,
I'm trying to get some front and rear turn signals onto a naked 1100i that the PO had done all the work on, except he didn't have the front turn indicators hooked up and I had to replace the entire instrument/light cluster unit along with the speedo/tach. Got that all hooked up and I got one of those cheap LED integrated rear units that's wired correctly. The problem is the front end. The front turn signals are incandescent. At key-on the turn signal lights come and remain on. When I flick the handlebar switch they turn off until I release it (front and rear lights act the same). There's no blinking going on unless I flick the switch real fast back and forth lol.

Could it be a bad turn signal flasher? Out of the flasher there's an empty ground female bullet connector. At the front bundle there's an empty male orange bullet wire but there's no other empty female ends available. Photos of remaining empty connections. I've got the wiring diagram but I've stretched my limits of comprehending where I've got it wrong obviously. :( ? P.S. - this is my first go at wiring period....motorcycle or otherwise. P.P.S. - it's got regular progressive shocks (no air shocks) so I'm not using those associated wires in the front end.

SECONDLY, when I was hooking up and testing, there was a pop and little smoke around the carb area (it's got a single carb mod). None of the fuses are blown but now I've found my fuel gauge is inop. Did I short a wire around that area? The bike still turns on and seems to run fine.

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First of all when you see wires connected that the colors don't match they are wrong. The orange are the left turn signal, light blue is right, orange with a white stripe is the left front position lights, light blue/white is right front position light, they are on when the switch is in the center and off on the selected side when the turn signal is on. A 2 wire flasher doesn't need that ground wire. That brown wire you circled is on the tail light circuit, it may not have been used. That pop and smoke you got was probably the clutch switch diode, probably wires of different colors connected together caused that or you have replaced the starter relay with an aftermarket one, they are not wired the same.
 
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That pop and smoke you got was probably the clutch switch diode, probably wires of different colors connected together caused that....
Thanks for all that info. Like I said, I'm starting out on my first wiring project. SO I see I've got some reconnecting to do in the front with the light blues/orange and Lb/W and O/W.

So for the clutch switch diode, if you think it was that that popped/smoked, it would need replacing? With a new OEM like this....Starter Clutch Diode....? Out of curiosity before I start googling Starter Clutch Diode, what does the turn signal system have to do with something that sounds like it's a part of the transmission system?
 

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So for the clutch switch diode, if you think it was that that popped/smoked, it would need replacing? With a new OEM like this....Starter Clutch Diode....? Out of curiosity before I start googling Starter Clutch Diode, what does the turn signal system have to do with something that sounds like it's a part of the transmission system?
Yes, that's what I think smoked. It has nothing to do with the turn signals but it may have been involved with something else connected wrong.
 
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