Flasher question

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Classic Motorcycles' started by Lineslinger, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Lineslinger

    Lineslinger VIP MEMBER

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    While reviewing the schematic and my replacement harness for a 74’ Commando I am unable to find a switch setting where all four turn indicators flash simultaneously for a warning/roadside situation.....am I reading this correctly and if so has anyone modified switching to allow for this?
     
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  2. hobot

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    no factory provision for 4 way hazard flashers only head pilot light and tail light for parking off narrow British city roads leaving battery dead and bike dark unstartable after couple hours. Only one after market LED light kit has provision for signals as runing lights but not hazard flashers so you may be first on your block to create this essentially useless feature.
     
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  3. Lineslinger

    Lineslinger VIP MEMBER

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    Wanted to make sure I was not missing something.
    I guess I will just stick a road flare in the gas tank in case I need it
    I do appreciate the information.
     
  4. hobot

    hobot

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    No factory hazard flashers exist, only parking lamp pilot and tail light to leave ya dark and stranded after couple hours. One after market LED kit has provision for signals doubling as running lights so opportunity to be the first to figure out a useless new complexity feature.
     
  5. kommando

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    The flasher unit is not configured for hazards, as the flash rate is current dependent the flash rate would be wrong before it burnt out from the overload. I fitted an electronic unit where the flash rate depends on voltage and was rated for 4 bulbs and added extra wiring and switch but never had cause to use it so dropped it when I fitted a new harness.
     
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  6. marshg246

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    It would be relatively easy to rewire for 4-way flashers but with a different flasher, an additional switch, and the headlight indicator rewired. While it is possible to rewire to use the current flasher, the lights would flash way too fast, and the headlight indicator would not work.
     
  7. texasSlick

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    It is a 430 pound (195 kg) motorcycle ..... push it off the road to a safe place, keep it dark so no one steals it while you fetch help.

    Slick
     
  8. Craig

    Craig

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    To this point I have survived with a rear view mirror one headlight and a rear tail/brake light , my horn works occasionally.... mostly back road rides never on big divided highway .... can get out of town in minutes ... battery always good ....
    Craig
     
  9. Lineslinger

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    Thanks for the input fellas.
     
  10. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

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    It's funny you should ask this question my first commando an 850 mk2a had a hazard warning switch on the headlight,it was a red pull out switch I think it illuminated ,all 4 indicators flashed fine it must have been fitted by the previous owner ,I was only 19 at the time so the indicators were quickly removed along with mirrors plastic air filter etc then bell mouths and a dunstal 2 into 1 into 2 fitted , cheers
     

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