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Offline Gavin

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Indicators
« on: 24.02. 2020 13:25 »
I have added indicators to my 12v 51 plunger A10.  I have recently noticed that when I reconnect the earth wire from the battery the indicator unit makes a noise that seems to suggest that it is energised. Is this correct? I assume it will be gently draining the battery and may be leading to the need to frequently replace the fuse.
i am considering installing a switch to enable me to turn the live conact to the indicator unit off when i complete a ride.

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Re: Indicators
« Reply #1 on: 09.03. 2020 14:17 »
Seems that the plan to install a switch has done the trick.

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Re: Indicators
« Reply #2 on: 09.03. 2020 19:02 »
G'day gavin.
Sorry I cant help with the indicator problem other than I don't think it should be energized in the neutral position.
I run an isolation switch on both my A's. Both 12v with Boyer ignition. Not only to eliminate flat battery syndrome but to add to security.
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Re: Indicators
« Reply #3 on: 10.03. 2020 06:10 »
I've been happy just keeping the smoke in the electrics Musky. Now believe my battery will last longer also. N yep the added security is understood.
My other 51 flash would pop a fuse when it felt inclined. Auto electrician found a bare wire in 10 mins. Wish I'd gone there 2 years ago.