4 way flashers for your Road Star

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Written by Vince Sbordone   
Thursday, 10 June 2004

Reprinted by Permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips

While at Hot Springs I had a few people ask me how I wired up my 4 way flashers. Rather than a long technical explanation I decided to draw the diagram and point out the hook up points.  This entire project took all of 1 hour to install including drilling the hole for the switch. I placed my switch on the top of the left side cover of my Road Star. Total cost for parts is about $13.00

Refer to the Diagram::

One side of the fuse holder goes to the POSITIVE side of the battery.

The other side goes to the Flasher can, the NON-load side of the flasher .

The other terminal on the flasher, the LOAD (L) side, goes to one set of switch leads which are jumped together upon the Double Pole Single Throw switch (DPST)

The other switch leads get tapped into the wiring that is going into the rear fender.  (These wires can be seen with the seat removed and they are just behind the battery on the left-hand side.)

   One wire is tapped into the Chocolate wire,   (brown-Left), 

   the other is tapped into the Dark Green wire, (Right). 

The flashers should be operational now.

(Remember since they are wired into the Positive side of the battery, they are unaffected by the Ignition switch. They will remain on with key turned to off position. If left on for extended periods of time you will drain the battery.)



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4 ways on an 07 with light type mix
Written by RustPicker, on 11-16-2012 05:15
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"Four Way Flashers 
Written by bykrdad1, on 03-06-2012 09:55  
I just followed your instructions and added the 4-Way flashers to my 2007 road star. Thanks so much for the info. They work great. Anyone looking for the toggle switch go to ACE hardware part # 7561U Toggle Canopy Switch W/Quick $8.99 plus tax. " Unquote 
 
I have an 2007 Midnight Silverado.... Has the LED taillights and incadesant turn signals..... When I tempted this mod, only 3 of my turn signals would blink and 1 turn signal (rear) didn't do anything at all. Was there anything you did extra. BTW
I have a Kuryakyn Run Turn Brake Contoller.... I tried mod with and without controller.  
 
I ride a lot of PGR missions, therefore 4way flashers would be a great resource. Looking forward to any responses. 
 
Regards, 
Woody "RustPicker" Wagner 
Virginia Beach, Va. USA
Four Way Flashers
Written by bykrdad1, on 03-06-2012 08:55
I just followed your instructions and added the 4-Way flashers to my 2007 road star. Thanks so much for the info. They work great. Anyone looking for the toggle switch go to ACE hardware part # 7561U Toggle Canopy Switch W/Quick $8.99 plus tax. :)
4 way flashers
Written by msteve38344, on 01-13-2012 17:02
I just followed your instructions and added the 4-Way flashers to my road star. Thanks so much for the info. They work great!!!!
Completed!
Written by MarkEllefson, on 09-10-2011 13:16
This was a fun project! What a great idea and so simple to do. I was only a little nervous drilling in to the side cover for the switch, but it worked out fine! Thank you for posting this.
Four Way Flashers
Written by gelsbern, on 03-23-2010 10:01
Quick question. What happens if you turn on your turn signal while the four way flashers are turned on?
Written by Lazydog, on 01-28-2010 20:36
I copied the directions last spring and finally installed it this fall. Easily done, directions are great. They help get tailgaters off your back too. Thanks.
Written by grizzly, on 09-26-2009 04:59
got everything hooked up works great thanks for info 8)
Simple Addition
Written by CPORetired, on 09-14-2009 18:01
8) Great instructions, made it simple for even the most non-mechanical like ME!! Works like a champ. :grin
Written by grizzly, on 09-04-2009 21:21
took diagram and followed it it was fairly simple to put 4 way flashers on my 06 roadstar thanks for the tip
Written by SaltyJack, on 02-15-2009 09:34
I did this on my 00 R8 and works great, just wish I had have put my toggle switch about an Inch farther forward. Other than that its just a matter of getting used to the position. 
Thanks

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