Motorcycle turn signal help

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  1. erburtt

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    Hi, I am relatively new to the circuit building world, my education is in civil engineering so not really the same thing... I am trying to figure out a way to wire up lights on my motorcycle.

    To sum it up... I am converting my traditional incandescent lights to LED, my hope is to have two sets of LED's for each side of the bike, I want one LED to be on all all times as a running light but then flash when the turn signal is activated, and the other LED to come on only as a turn signal.

    Because the LED's only have a (+) and (-) the only way I know how to make it work as both a running light and flasher is with a MOSFET, Basically I connect the running light power to the source, the turn signal power wire off of the flasher relay to the gate, and the drain goes to the (+) on the LED.

    This will work fine, however it will flash opposite all my other lights which are only connected to the turn signal wire. I want everything to flash at the same time when I activate my signals.

    Anyone have any idea's on how to do this, Ive heard of a logic gate working for this but really don't know anything about it.
     
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    Wrong website. You need electrotechonline
     
  3. Wendy

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    The owners of All About Circuits has elected not to host discussions of automotive electrical system modifications/enhancements due to safety concerns, the potential of legal ramifications and the possible circumvention of vehicle regulations at the state and federal level.

    This thread is against the AAC forum rules, Chapter 6, as seen here:

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    Automotive modifications of any kind are strictly forbidden. Therefore, this thread will be closed.

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    You might find answers to your questions in one of these forums:

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=54400

    Another good forum that shares many of the same membership is http://www.electro-tech-online.com/ . Good luck.
     
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