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Old 06-20-2011, 01:02 AM
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So i rode the bike this morning and everything was fine. I came home did whatever all afternoon then got back on the bike at 530 to ride to work. I quickly realize when i put on my turn signals the light on the dash isnt blinking. So i get gas and keep goin to work and notice that sometimes theyll come on and then shut off again intermittently cuz i was still trying to put them on for every turn out of habit and just in case they would work. I figured it was just a loose wire or connection that i would take care of tomorrow and thatd be the end of it.

However, on the way back from work it was doing the same thing and i went to honk at my friend and the horn didnt work either so now im thinking its just the whole left control (the highbeams work fine though). Then as i pull in my driveway im messing around with the wires and trying to see if its just loose and theyre still not working. I pull in my front brake and as soon as i do my blinker comes on. I let it out, it shuts off. So after 30 seconds of being amused by that i realize the turn signals only come on when the microswitch for the front brake is being pressed.

What in the hell would cause the brake switch to complete the circuit for the turn signals and horn besides them being hooked up to that, which they arent. The only thing electrical ive done to the bike recently is install my hid's but that was 2 days ago and this just started tonight and i didnt touch any of that stuff so i dont know how likely they are to be related.
 
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