Just have to finish the front signals and I'm done! - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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Just have to finish the front signals and I'm done!

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Looking good that ! Nice one.
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Very sharp, great looking build. Seeing as how you've got a Tesla in the driveway, are you at all interested in any of these new electric bike start-ups? Zero seems to be the best among them.
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Very sharp, great looking build. Seeing as how you've got a Tesla in the driveway, are you at all interested in any of these new electric bike start-ups? Zero seems to be the best among them.
They seem cool but as I don't have a commute I really like the Duke for now. That said there's something about zipping from a stop silently. For now I will keep the Duke but maybe in a few years when there's some competition on bikes I will consider it, will have to be as good at driving(like Duke). The Model 3 is more fun than any car I've driven so it's good at that and fast.
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I'm assuming those are LED turn signals on the back of your bike. Did you use resistors on them to ensure they flash correctly, and to avoid the "indicator warning" on the dash? Reason I ask is I put LED's on the rear of my bike (with resistors) and everything worked fine. I then installed LED's on the front (again with resistors) and although they flash fine, I now get the dash warning. No clue why! Interested to know your findings when you've installed the front signals.
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I'm assuming those are LED turn signals on the back of your bike. Did you use resistors on them to ensure they flash correctly, and to avoid the "indicator warning" on the dash? Reason I ask is I put LED's on the rear of my bike (with resistors) and everything worked fine. I then installed LED's on the front (again with resistors) and although they flash fine, I now get the dash warning. No clue why! Interested to know your findings when you've installed the front signals.
I did use resistors but I have not installed front yet. Someone I know had the dash warning on theirs with just the back, wonder if some of the resistors they send out are wrong? Have you tested yours?
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I did use resistors but I have not installed front yet. Someone I know had the dash warning on theirs with just the back, wonder if some of the resistors they send out are wrong? Have you tested yours?
I did much the same on signals when I installed same rear light set up. The signals I used are from ebay and are said to be the same ones as 790 comes with stock in EU (I have USA model with big ugly signals). These do look exactly like EU ones and come with resistors built into wires. They look great and work fine but yes after 3 or 4 flashes I get error on screen (not too bothered by it). I also have not yet changed front ones but will in near future.

Here are the model I have - very happy with them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Turn-Si...QAAOSwtYZcDm2-
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How do you find the PR5s?
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I did use resistors but I have not installed front yet. Someone I know had the dash warning on theirs with just the back, wonder if some of the resistors they send out are wrong? Have you tested yours?
I received the super-cheap 5 pack of resistors I bought for $1.68 on eBay! Installed one on each of the front LED's, and now no more "indicator warning" on the dash! Everything is working fine. The resistors are 20 ohm 10 watt. I would assume they'd work with pretty much all LED turn signals. All they are doing is fooling the electronics into thinking there's a 10 watt bulb in the circuit, rather than the sub-1 watt that LED's pull. The resistors are turning the excess power into heat rather than light, so they do get warm, but I tried them switched on for way longer than you would use a turn signal for, and they didn't get anywhere near hot enough to damage surrounding wiring or plastics.
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