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My front right blinker isn't working, but the running light is. The relay seems to be ticking the same as the left one and the left side does work but only when bike is running. When I hit the switch to blink the right side, I can get the rear right to come on and off by pushing the switch on and off. Hopefully, I'm not to confusing. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, or a wiring diagram of some sort(which I'll keep trying to hunt down).
 

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Turn signal module went bad. Had same problem on a 1994
Is the turn signal module what I hear ticking? I was calling it a relay, but was told it's called a flasher also. I've only worked on my old Ironhead and the wiring is simple. I'm a newbie with all this wiring and electrical parts:)
 

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See you know the process of eliminating, in old ones (car/truck too) the tin lead solder contacts randomly won't or filiment fluke, replace all the blubs with the shinny tin plated bases, suppose to take more shock than the brass and fit tighter. Continuity, in the eighties if the flasher was tits it ticked faster
 

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Is the turn signal module what I hear ticking? I was calling it a relay, but was told it's called a flasher also. I've only worked on my old Ironhead and the wiring is simple. I'm a newbie with all this wiring and electrical parts:)
Compared to modern bikes, this isn't much more difficult than your Ironhead!

I have found, as the owner of a 1980 and a 1985 Big Twin, that when one bulb goes bad, it can randomly take out another. So check all your blinker bulbs before you do anything else.

The turn signal flasher module is the shape of a miniature tin can and can often be found in the headlight. It has a couple of tangs on top that connectors from the loom press on to.
 

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Is the turn signal module what I hear ticking? I was calling it a relay, but was told it's called a flasher also. I've only worked on my old Ironhead and the wiring is simple. I'm a newbie with all this wiring and electrical parts<img src="http://www.roadglide.org/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Compared to modern bikes, this isn't much more difficult than your Ironhead!

I have found, as the owner of a 1980 and a 1985 Big Twin, that when one bulb goes bad, it can randomly take out another. So check all your blinker bulbs before you do anything else.

The turn signal flasher module is the shape of a miniature tin can and can often be found in the headlight. It has a couple of tangs on top that connectors from the loom press on to.
My Ironhead is wired to the minimum. It doesn't have turn signals, no start button, the front brake doesn't even light the brake light. You can trace every wire and not take off the seat. This tour glide has way more wiring than I ever worked with. All bulbs are new and have been tested. Here's a pic of what clicks when I push the turn signal switch. I've seen the tin can style flashers, but I haven't found one on my bike, so I assume what's in the pick is the flasher module. I took this pic prior to cleaning the terminals.
 

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This tour glide has way more wiring than I ever worked with. All bulbs are new and have been tested. Here's a pic of what clicks when I push the turn signal switch. I've seen the tin can style flashers, but I haven't found one on my bike, so I assume what's in the pick is the flasher module. I took this pic prior to cleaning the terminals.

That does not look like any stock Harley wiring I've ever seen. And those appear to be starter relays, not flashers. I'm a thinking this is a home grown configuration -(all red wire - Zoiks!)- that may take some doing to get sorted out.
 

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This tour glide has way more wiring than I ever worked with. All bulbs are new and have been tested. Here's a pic of what clicks when I push the turn signal switch. I've seen the tin can style flashers, but I haven't found one on my bike, so I assume what's in the pick is the flasher module. I took this pic prior to cleaning the terminals.

That does not look like any stock Harley wiring I've ever seen. And those appear to be starter relays, not flashers. I'm a thinking this is a home grown configuration -(all red wire - Zoiks!)- that may take some doing to get sorted out.
I just sent a pic to a mechanic and he said the same thing. It did have the led Christmas lights🤣 that I disconnected. I'll keep at it, but for the time being I'll just use my hands. Thanks to all for the reply. I'll post an update once it gets straighten out.
 

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I don’t know about the 92 TG but my 91 FXR flasher was not a relay but a module about 3x4x1. You needed to add a load equalizer if you made changes to the stock set up or it would eventually ruin the module. I had two go bad on me. Symptoms were different each time.
The module could be bypassed be wiring two flashes one for each side, but you would lose auto canceling.
 

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I donÂ’t know about the 92 TG but my 91 FXR flasher was not a relay but a module about 3x4x1. You needed to add a load equalizer if you made changes to the stock set up or it would eventually ruin the module. I had two go bad on me. Symptoms were different each time.
The module could be bypassed be wiring two flashes one for each side, but you would lose auto canceling.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I dug into it some more today and there's definitely some homemade, non-professional looking wiring going on inside the tour pak. I'm going to call it quits for now before I break something. At least it's running good and hopefully it'll stay that way during trip.
 
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