Turn Signal Relay / Electrical Gremlin - Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 04-24-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal Relay / Electrical Gremlin

Looks like I've got an electrical gremlin that has crept in. First noticed late last year that I had no turn signals or back tail-light. Found a blown fuse, replaced it, and was good for 100 or so miles. Fuse popped again. Replaced fuse again and the brake lights were back, but not he turn signals. Replaced the turn signal relay with a used one off of ebay, and turn signals worked again, for about 30 minutes. Fuse didn't blow this time...

Thoughts on what it might be and how to track it down?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-24-2019, 03:08 PM
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What mods do you have on the bike? Do you have a tail tidy? It's really easy to damage the wires as a person bolts the tail tidy in place.

The system is pretty simple and trouble free. I always start with what I've done.....

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What mods do you have on the bike? Do you have a tail tidy? It's really easy to damage the wires as a person bolts the tail tidy in place.

The system is pretty simple and trouble free. I always start with what I've done.....
Its stock. I've taken a bunch of the plastics off, and nothing looked corroded or broken. Didn't run thru the entire loom though for obvious reasons. I do have some additional electrical accessories wired into a homemade fuseblock which is tied directly into the battery. Checked that out for unintentional shorts, but found nothing.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-24-2019, 05:49 PM
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Heres where I would start. The signals did work, so that sort of proves the wiring is not THAT bad. Possibly a section that is rubbed through, and grounds on occasion.

If you start at the end, look at the rear turn signals. They are complete junk, and don't seal very well. I could definitely see water getting in them. P 16-63 in our manual shows the diagram. You about have to have that to go much further. This might be good enough P 612 in this book....https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11...i-Z1000sx.html

Second I would look a the front signals. They are sealed better but still not awesome.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-29-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd post that I found the problem... Was never a bad relay at all, but a bad relay connector. No visual signs of issue, but a little dielectric grease and all the relays I have now work in it.
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