I was headed to the dealer to get an inspection over the weekend...turns out they were not available, so I just got to enjoy the ride. I thought there might be an issue with my turn signals...they haven't been responding when I flick the switch on the handlebars. The instrument pod lights up, but it doesn't switch on-off. All of the lights are working...it seems just the relay doesn't toggle...but hey, the buzzer works!!
As background, the rear signals are stock...the front signals have been transferred to the Luftmeister fairing. Power to the lights is through the umbilical from the headlight through the 9-pin connector in the inside part of the fairing.
During the ride, I did some investigation. It seems that the signals work, albeit a bit slow in toggling, when the bike is either just on battery (engine not started) or idling at a light. If I'm running down the road pushing 14v from the alternator, the relay doesn't want to work. I unplugged-replugged the fairing connector and also sprayed some cleaner/lubricant in there. I recheck yesterday, and in the garage, with the key on engine not started, the signals work reasonably well. How can that be?
The up-side might be that when getting the inspection, the engine is not on...I just have to turn the key on and show that things work.