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have just transfered my oxford mercury indicators across from my old bike on there they flashed at the normal rate with all the resisters attached now on the GSXS1000 they flash really fast any thoughts?
 

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The resistors aren't low enough resistance to draw the correct amount of current for the stock flasher relay. You will need to fit lower resistance resistors, or ditch the resistors and replace the relay (much better option IMO). I had exactly the same problem with Oxford LED indicators on my old Bandit.

Resistors: Ideally you want 6 ohm 50 watt resistors (at 12v they will be drawing 2 amps and running at 72 watts) but because they aren't on constantly, you should be able to use 6.8 ohm 25 watt resistors as they are smaller (running at a 50% duty cycle)

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=111619551435&globalID=EBAY-GB
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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=281280703561&globalID=EBAY-GB

Relay: I'm not a fan of very cheap electronics, so I went for a named brand for mine...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=281815945827&globalID=EBAY-GB

...but there are loads of cheap 2 pin relays available.

Literally takes a few minutes to fit (replaced mine just buy removing the rider and pillion seats)
 

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Looks like you're local to me, happy to help you fit the relay if you want.
 

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Just had a thought while sitting having a coffee looking at the front of the bike; how about turning the two running lights under the headlight into indicators? referring to the F model obviously.
 

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Apparently there is only one bulb that lights both fangs, so not so easy, might think about sourcing some almost flush ones similar to zx 1000
 
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