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Can I make this adjustable relay work?

My turn signals are flashing too fast to pass inspection. Before anyone suggests "take it to another inspection place", first know that I am in Delaware where the inspection is done at the DMV and is directly tied to registration; there is no getting around it.

My signals are not stock (long story, I could kill the P.O.) and the fronts are LEDs causing a fast flash rate. I have tried using ohm resistors in the past and they simply did not work. My dad gave me an adjustable turn signal relay that he had from one of his previous vehicles however this relay has a TON of pins where as the RC relay apparently only has two? The turn singal relay plugs into a three-pronged plug but only has two pins, the green/ground doesn't seem to connect to the relay. The white with green stripe one seems to be a 12v constant and when I hook that up via a small jumper wire I hear an audible click whenever I turn on the signals (and I can adjust the speed of the click via a knob on top of the relay, really cool!). I believe that would connect to the "B" slot on the relay plug.

So, my question is, which pin from this gigantic adjustable relay do I jump to the "L" slot on the relay plug, with the solid grey wire?

Here is the wiring diagram of the relay. Right now I have the top left 12v jumped to the white with green stripe wire.



I'm not good with this kind of stuff and am unfamiliar with what these symbols even mean. If this simply will not work, please just let me know and perhaps offer another suggestion. Thanks everybody!

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Well, never mind. I got it to work. For anyone curious, I left the 12v connected to the white with green stripe wire. I then grounded the top right pin labeled with the H.S in the diagram elsewhere (not just on the green wire in the plug, for some reason this did not work). Lastly, I jumped either of the bottom pins labeled R and L to the grey wire (both caused the turn signals to work either way). And voila! I now have adjustable flash timing! Too bad I'll be taking it off the second I pass inspection. I prefer a faster flash.

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Well, never mind. I got it to work. For anyone curious, I left the 12v connected to the white with green stripe wire. I then grounded the top right pin labeled with the H.S in the diagram elsewhere (not just on the green wire in the plug, for some reason this did not work). Lastly, I jumped either of the bottom pins labeled R and L to the grey wire (both caused the turn signals to work either way). And voila! I now have adjustable flash timing! Too bad I'll be taking it off the second I pass inspection. I prefer a faster flash.
Great that you got it worked out! Why do you prefer a faster flash?

Mine also blink fast, which bothers me, but so far I haven't looked into it. I don't know our FL laws on turn signal blink rate, assuming there is one, which of course there just has to be.
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Well it seems to be more attention grabbing in my opinion and I like to be seen for obvious safety reasons. I definitely want other drivers aware of my directional or lane changes. It is by no means a strobe, I can see that being a problem if it is in fact TOO attention grabbing.

In Delaware the law is something like no more than 100 blinks per minute or something. In reality, my rate isn't far from that if it's even over that but it all depends on who is inspecting that day and how bad of a mood he's in. Luckily this is the last vehicle I'll ever have to inspect here. In fact, the day after I pass I'm taking the bike to Virginia never to return!

BTW, that's quite a list of bikes you've got there!

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Well it seems to be more attention grabbing in my opinion and I like to be seen for obvious safety reasons. I definitely want other drivers aware of my directional or lane changes. It is by no means a strobe, I can see that being a problem if it is in fact TOO attention grabbing.

In Delaware the law is something like no more than 100 blinks per minute or something. In reality, my rate isn't far from that if it's even over that but it all depends on who is inspecting that day and how bad of a mood he's in. Luckily this is the last vehicle I'll ever have to inspect here. In fact, the day after I pass I'm taking the bike to Virginia never to return!
Gotcha ... and yeah, anything to help not getting run over or into is a good thing.

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Whoops! HAHA! Every bike but the RC51 is "former" ... I need to modify my sig!
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I like the change haha. My RC is just my third bike. Not been a good experience so far :-/

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