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Old 12th January 2018, 01:46 PM
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Lads,

On my 990 the indicators flash quicker upon acceleration. I've changed the flasher relay and I've a new regulator/rectifier in it as a precaution.

It still flashes like mental. What do you reckon it might be?

The only other thing I fitted to the bike around the time this began to occur was OEM KTM heated Grips.

Im gonna disconnect them later on to see but barring that, I'm stumped. I'm very bad with electrics

Thank you :)
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Old 12th January 2018, 02:44 PM
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You have a bad earth somewhere me thinks
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Old 12th January 2018, 02:48 PM
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+1

If all the bulbs are working then your indicator relay earth is probably crusty/loose.
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Old 12th January 2018, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Indicator flash problem

You must have got all the extras on yours, adaptive indicators and all, faster ya go the faster they flash!

Check the contacts on the indicator switch end connection too under the headlight mask, had some corrosion on mine as they water was sitting at that point.
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Old 12th January 2018, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Indicator flash problem

Thanks lads. I'll attempt to do all of those things. I must go on a motor electrics course because I really am very dumb to even the smallest issue

How would you lads go about finding a dead earth if it was you?

Thanks again!!
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Old 12th January 2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by oroura25 View Post
Thanks lads. I'll attempt to do all of those things. I must go on a motor electrics course because I really am very dumb to even the smallest issue

How would you lads go about finding a dead earth if it was you?

Thanks again!!
Start with the areas that are prone to the weather elements.
In at the bulbs and work your way backwards.
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Old 12th January 2018, 04:40 PM
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If you can find the indicator relay, there should be a wire coming out of it that is just connected to the frame with a little screw. I'm guessing the heated grips are connected to the same earth point as well.
Take it off give all the exposed metal bits a good scrub with some WD-40 or such and if you see any corrosion give it a touch of some sandpaper. Screw it all back together and put a smear of vaseline over it to try to keep the water out.

As hornethead said check and clean the other connections. And maybe disconnect the battery and clean where the negative battery terminal wire is connected to the frame, same as above.
Just don't weld yourself to the bike with the battery.
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Old 12th January 2018, 11:08 PM
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That's a great help folks thank you :) I'll go at that in the morning and report back with my misadventures! :)
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Old 13th January 2018, 03:08 PM
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Isn't it just teh bike getting more excited when you accelerate?

Does it slow down when you break?

I'll get my coat
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