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Indicator issue

Hi Guys, time for me to consult the brains trust again.

When indicating (turn signal) left or right the following happens:

Both rear indicators flash at the same time,
neither front indicator illuminates,
both the parking lights (small lights beside the headlights) flash in sync with the rear indicators, as does the dash,
no flashing light (little green light with arrows) on the dash for the indicators.

This all started after I changed the throttle cables and put the bike back together. I had the tank, air box, rear seat and cowl etc off.

I'm thinking I've disturbed some wiring in the process of removing and replacing the tank, air box etc and really don't want to pull it apart again if I don't have to.

Any ideas before I pull it all apart again would be greatly appreciated. Aside from the electrical phantom the bike runs great.

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Oh, it's a 2000 SP1 and the battery seems fine, it's been on a trickle charger and starts no problem.
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On the surface, it sounds like you may have a connector cross-connected.
I'm trying to work that through though.
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Thanks subsailor, it's just gotten worse. Super frustrated. While trying to track the problem and unplugging and re-plugging just about any connector I can find, my bike now won't start. The FI light flashes 8 times and the bike makes a loud and rapid electric type clicking noise from the rear end. I'm going to walk away from it for awhile now - I'm thinking a professional may need to look at it before I make maters worse.

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Ok, much embarresment . The fuel injection light and clicking noise I think were due to a poorly connected negative battery terminal. I switched batteries with my other bike in case the source of my indicator problem was battery related and in my haste didn't connect it properly. Still got the indicator (turn signal) issue.
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^ Checked the fuses or the bulbs yet?

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I just sorted through a signal light issue. Take your time with the headlights unplugged and the ignition on (power) and unplug and replug each signal light and brake lights to track down the source. Do all combinations and observe behaviour.
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You said you had the tank off.
The main wiring harness runs across the rear frame section very close to the left fuel tank weld seam, and it's definitely not uncommon for that weld seam to bruise or break wires in the harness if it wasn't routed away from the tank while lowering it.
I'd check that area as well.
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I've checked the fuse related to indicators - but not the rest yet.

Bulbs work when switched to the rear.

I was/am concerned about the main harness under the tank. Can't see any obvious damage, but it does get put under some pressure when the tank is hinged up.

I'll try the headlight unplugged and look at tracking down the issue as explained by Kwtoxman. When fitting the throttle cables maybe something got dislodged at the front end?

Could this be explained by a dud flasher relay? My thoughts are the relay would either work correctly or not at all but I really don't know.

All the responses have been helpful so thanks Guys.
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