Slow indicators

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Slow indicators

#1 Post by sahtuning2000 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:47 pm

I,ve noticed that the P.I indicators flash quite slow,any tips on how to speed them up a touch,they do flash but not as much as they should.

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#2 Post by Alan Chatterton » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:35 pm

Change the flasher unit.
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#3 Post by tony » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:38 pm

Or check bulb wattage and nice shiny connections.Also earths.
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Re: Slow indicators

#4 Post by Dave B » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:21 pm

I fitted an electronic flasher unit (from a modern Vauxhall :oops: ) to both of my Triumphs, straight swap, just needs an earth wire to the +31 terminal spade. One major advantage is that you get an instant feed to the indicators as soon as you operate the switch, handy for lane change on the motorway instead of the annoying two second delay you have with the standard flasher unit. It will also support a trailer lamp without the need for a heavy duty unit, and it has a louder 'tick'. What's not to like? :)
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#5 Post by Alan Chatterton » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:04 pm

That's what I do too! Modern solid state unit, add the earth and job done.
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Re: Slow indicators

#6 Post by Mike Stevens » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:49 am

I've got the same on the Stag, cable tied to one of the brackets for the wiper mechanism. This has meant an even louder 'tick'! Not sure what's in the PI, but it works Ok so "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". (Or - " if it ain't broke, fix it until it is"!)

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Re: Slow indicators

#7 Post by sahtuning2000 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:25 pm

Seems to be much happier now with a new relay fitted,kept the old one just incase it was dated 1974.

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Re: Slow indicators

#8 Post by Alec » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:56 am

Hello SAH,

bear in mind that a slow flasher rate may be caused by a low generator output, and a solid state relay will not be affected so giving an apparent improvement. While the generator is probably OK it's worth a check in my view?

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