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Over the past year of riding I've experienced something with my turn signals two times that has me puzzled...both times when the front turn signals needed to be replaced: After putting new 1157 bulbs in the signals the blink rate was faster in the signal, which would lead you to believe there was still a problem. However, the light was working fine, so I left it in...then after a week or two of riding it returned to the normal blink rate. Anyone else experience this, and if so, do you have any idea what causes it?
 

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a faster rate of blink would indicate that there is less load on the relay than there should be.

could be a loose connection somewhere, like the front marker light.
 

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I experienced this when I put LED signals up front, then I put an EL12 flasher unit in, and it fixed that. but yes, less current drawn by the bulb will cause your stock flasher to think a bulb is out, making it flash quicker.
 

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bob are you sure that you used an EL12? I just checked and the EL12 is only a two terminal device - I was under the impression from the wiring diagrams in Clymers that we'd need a three terminal device like an EL13?
 

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Same thing happened to mine when i integrated the rear turn signals into the brake light...however i like the faster blink as it draws more attention to it in my opinion.

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I had that problem just now and it seemed I just had some of the wires crossed up front. Once i sorted them out it went back to normal.
 
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