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I was sitting behind a car at a stop light this afternoon at lunch and noticed that while I had my left blinker on, my front right signal would dim when the left one came on. The only thing I've changed electrically on the bike is wiring up the dual headlights. Could this be the problem? I don't really want to unhook the light because it's a pain in the a$$ to get back together.

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Might wanna check/charge your battery. It's not supplying enough current to support all your lighting demand.
 

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Check the grounds...my trailer tends to do what you have described when it sits for long periods...check the grounds
 

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Is it only the other turn signal that does it? I run with my brights on during the day, and my headlights dim slightly in time with the turn signals. I figure it's just the electrical demand temporarily exceeding supply while the bike's idling. It has been doing it for over a year, and I haven't had any battery problems yet.
 

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The best I could tell it was only the front running light. The headlight(s) looked fine.
 

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Time to rehash this one.
I discoverd the same thing while sitting behind a pick-up.
I did not notice my head lights dimming, rather the right hand blinker/running light would dim as the left blinker was active.

Any other opinions?
 

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yeah switch to leds. draw alot less power
 

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I have LEDs and they do the same thing. Problems like this can arise when one wire is used for the ground for both lights.
 

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It dims a little But I'm hoping I'm not sure how the IDIOT in the cage will see it when he/she is on the other side of the intersection.

The only mod I've done to the lights is splicing in for the Dual Headlight.

I wonder if I can get the stealership to look at it?
 

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It dims a little But I'm hoping I'm not sure how the IDIOT in the cage will see it when he/she is on the other side of the intersection.
Mine does this too. I never worried about it as I have not had any charging issues and KillerNoodle is right about shared grounds.

They don't pay any attention to anything outside their vehicle. I doubt they will even notice it. Remember these are the same people who do not see a motorcycle with a headlight on, when they turn in front of you. Do you really think they will notice that faint dimming of the bulb?
 

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If it only dims a little, I think you having nothing to worry about. It is only a small voltage drop resulting from part of your electrical current being diverted to the turn signal. All the bikes I ever rode had this to some degree. I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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I would say this is ok. I have seen the same thing also on my bike but it is nothing that is really noticeable
 
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