When you apply your brake this module flashes your tail light 3 times and then goes to a steady state for approx. 3.5 seconds, then repeats the cycle.
If you have installed a Dyna 3000 on your Road Star there is a little tip about how you can cut a hole in your battery case so you have easy access to the dip switches to change the Dyna’s settings. Problem is, after doing this you can’t see the mud map for the switch settings. So thanks to Jimtech of the Road Star Riders Forum here is a photo of the back of a Dyna 3000 for you to refer to or print out.
While at Hot Springs I had a few people ask me how I wired up my 4 way flashers. Rather than a long technical explanation I decided to draw the diagram and point out the hook up points.
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by Vince Sbordone
This entire project took all of 1 hour to install including drilling the hole for the switch. I placed my switch on the top of the left side cover of my Road Star. Total cost for parts is about $13.00
Refer to the Diagram:
- One side of the fuse holder goes to the POSITIVE side of the battery.
- The other side goes to the Flasher can, the NON-load side of the flasher .
- The other terminal on the flasher, the LOAD (L) side, goes to one set of switch leads which are jumped together upon the Double Pole Single Throw switch (DPST)
- The other switch leads get tapped into the wiring that is going into the rear fender. (These wires can be seen with the seat removed and they are just behind the battery on the left-hand side.)
- One wire is tapped into the Chocolate wire, (brown-Left), the other is tapped into the Dark Green wire, (Right).
- The flashers should be operational now.
(Remember since they are wired into the Positive side of the battery, they are unaffected by the Ignition switch. They will remain on with key turned to off position. If left on for extended periods of time you will drain the battery.)
You’ve been wanting to change those turn signal lamps into turn signals and running lamps, but didn’t want to pay $130.00 for a converter module. Well for approx., $10.00 and a little effort you can install dual filament sockets and 1157 bulbs and be back on the road.
Charging problems can drive you up the wall. Adding to this is the fact that there seems to be no easy way for us simpleton’s to verify that the Regulator/Rectifier is good or faulty. This primer goes along that line, as does the Yamaha Service Manual. The Service Manual leaves some to be desired and I hope I’ve explained it a bit further so you can successfully troubleshoot your charging circuit.