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XV 500 Flasher Relay 2- or 3-Pin?

PostAuthor: PatKD » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 pm

Hey guys,

The flasher relay on my XV 500 gave up. It's not stock, it's an automotive 2-pin relay. I was wondering how the original 3-pin relay operates for the self-canceling feature? Basically with my current 2-pin I can't use the Y/G wire that goes to the self-canceling unit. Is there any non-OEM relay that could fit the bill? I'd like to get the feature back but the OEM relay is easy overpriced! If not I'll just go to the store and get a regular 2-pin relay.

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Re: XV 500 Flasher Relay 2- or 3-Pin?

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:19 am

I am not aware of any aftermarket relay that will give you back your auto cancel feature. That's most likely why it was replaced with a 2 pin..... https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... ectrical-1 Item 27.,
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Re: XV 500 Flasher Relay 2- or 3-Pin?

PostAuthor: PatKD » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 am

I think the OE part has 3 pins on the Partzilla pic, it's kind of hard to tell at that resolution. I guess my question was how does the self-canceling unit work? Like what signal does it send to the relay? Does it just shunt the 12V sent from the turn signal switch? Would a 4-pin relay with a ground connector do the trick? Could I just solder the wires together and the shunting would occur whenever the self-canceling unit tells it to? Just throwing ideas at the wall here.

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Re: XV 500 Flasher Relay 2- or 3-Pin?

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:11 am

Japanese autos use three pin units, I don’t know if they work the same or not, but they are much cheaper.
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Re: XV 500 Flasher Relay 2- or 3-Pin?

PostAuthor: PatKD » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 pm

I went to the store, 2$ later I walked out with a 2-pin relay and it's working perfectly well. I get why people don't bother restoring the self-cancelling! 2$! CAD at that! I'm still intrigued as to what signal is sent from the cancelling unit when it times out or counts a sufficient amount of reed switch pulses. I guess I'll investigate this winter when the Virago will be on the wheel stands and see if some sort of custom relay setup can be sorted out.

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