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MICKREEVES

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Winkers problem, and solution.
« on: 19 April, 2018, 10:45:53 »
My B44 has the winkers warning lamp in the top of the headlamp. It is partly shielded by my windscreen.
I have not done much riding yet, and I need to concentrate on the road.
The lamp is hard to see. I find that when I arrive at home, the winkers are still on!
What to do?  - I have fitted a bright yellow LED lamp on the handlebars, pointed at my face.
Problem. It would only light in one direction. Why? The original bulb runs on reverse polarity for eachdirection.
Normal bulbs dont mind about polarity, but LEDs only work one way.
So, I made a bridge rectifier to fit in the supply wires. |This is just four tiny diodes, in the same pattern as
the rectifier fitted on the bike. These are just a small bulge in the wiring. Component costs - About 2 quid!
Mick

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Re: Winkers problem, and solution.
« Reply #1 on: 19 April, 2018, 13:02:39 »
You could fit a buzzer as well.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS

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Re: Winkers problem, and solution.
« Reply #2 on: 19 April, 2018, 15:06:40 »
I would never hear it over the engine noise
Mick