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lighting issues 6 Days, 14 Hours ago  
Hey guys,got a problem with my lighting,can`t get a handle on this issue.1put bike on lift in October 2016 all lites&signals working.2 installed battery tender on battery after removed neg cable. ordered Curts ported manifold.3 bike sat until March.3 removed cluster,tank,sidecovers,fuel pump,fuel lines since I~m going pumpless.4 in May I pulled the carb,in June I installed the new valve into the carb& fabbed fuel line and filter from tank to carb.5 the first week of July I installed the carb on the bike.Bike had a layer of dust so I blew it off with air July 13.Put on the tank,cluster,removed batt tender,connected neg cable,aired up the tires.Ready to fire up!I always check my lites& signals after doing any work on my bike.I laid out what I did.The only electrics I messed with was the carb heater wires and unplugging the fuel pump from the relay.NOW the problem!!When I turn on the bike and activate a turn signal it flashes fast.left or right the same thing.Also my break lite and headlite flash with the signal lite!My shop manual says(bulb out) but all lites are workingWhen I turn off the key my 4 way flashers work normally.My bike is a 2005 1700 with 33,000 miles. I have gone thru every
connector with my tester looking for opens,shorts,& grounds,added dielectric grease to all connectors and looking for a pinched or damaged wires from headlite to side covers.I am hoping not to have to pull the rear fender.Lastly my air horn is weak sounding.I am running driving lites wired thru a relay and switch,air horn thru a relay,4 way flashers thru a relay also.All fuses are good.I am hopin someone has some advice on where to look next.Thanks in advance
 
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Re:lighting issues 6 Days, 3 Hours ago  
It sounds like you have a pinched power wire AFTER the flasher. The more current the flasher sees, the faster it will flash. Based on what you are saying, I would pull ALL bulbs but the headlight, then try the turn signals to see if it is still pulling down the headlight.

Put one turn signal bulb in and time the flashes. LR and RR should measure the same (as each other) the fronts will probably measure a different time than the rear, but the LF and RF should be the same.

This should help you to isolate where in the circuit it's being shorted (either to ground or another feed line.

I think the headlight flash is just the result of a severe power draw.
 
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Re:lighting issues 5 Days, 18 Hours ago  
good idea! I`ll try your suggestion tonight and see how it goes.Thanks
 
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