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    Front indicators change to ON
    on: Jul 24, 2019, 12.47 pm
    Jul 24, 2019, 12.47 pm
    I recently rode in front of an Africa twin for many miles and it’s front indicators were permanently on by default as opposed to the CT being OFF by default. It was very noticeable and made the AT quite conspicuous on the busy motorway.
    Is it an easy mod to change the CT front indicators to stay permanently on (unless flashing to “indicate”) like the AT?

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2019, 04.01 pm
    Jul 24, 2019, 04.01 pm
    2016 US version is always on.  I can send you the wiring diagram if you wish.  I think member GA VFR also changed marker lamps to an amber LED which seem to make a difference....at least in pictures.   

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2019, 05.18 pm
    Jul 24, 2019, 05.18 pm
    Thanks for your reply. Could you send me the wiring diagram please

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2019, 09.26 pm
    Jul 24, 2019, 09.26 pm
    Files are too large.  Send me a PM with your email and I can forward the diagram. 

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2019, 02.51 am
    Jul 25, 2019, 02.51 am
    Time to do your home work.   There are several Honda systems and they are not compatible with bulbs, controllers, voltages ( the parts can get expensive real quick)  ......here a link to one AT attempt......

    https://www.africatwinforum.com/forum/193-appearance-body/21498-here-s-thing-not-do-led-turn-signals.html

    There dozens of other posts on dozens of other forums.   
    Many of the Africa twin guys wanted to use 1200x LED signals.   


    Most of the Honda LED signals are NOT 12 volt.
    Many use one wire to flash signal  and running light. 
    Some of the magic happens in the signal relay or controller.

    When this comes up on other forums North America uses front Amber running lights.  Many others countries ban any running lights. 

    Last Edit: Jul 25, 2019, 03.00 am by Showkey

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2019, 08.24 am
    Jul 25, 2019, 08.24 am
    Not wishing to throw a spanner in the works but is having your indicators permanently illuminated actually legal in the U.K.
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #6 on: Jul 25, 2019, 10.38 am
    Jul 25, 2019, 10.38 am
    Dave

    all the new Africa twins 2016 on, in the UK come with front indicators on for running lights,

    so I would say yes its legal


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    Re: Front indicators change to ON
    Reply #7 on: Jul 25, 2019, 06.29 pm
    Jul 25, 2019, 06.29 pm
    *Originally Posted by superduper [+]
    Dave

    all the new Africa twins 2016 on, in the UK come with front indicators on for running lights,

    so I would say yes its legal

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