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Do I need a load equalizer?

Started by Jim Bronson, January 11, 2022, 09:01:14 PM

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Jim Bronson

I'm getting conflicting information. I'm upgrading the turn signals on my (new to me) 2013 Dyna Super Glide Custom. On the Badlands site, they say theirs fit 1996-2013 HD, but also says it doesn't fit my bike. The Custom Dynamics site lists several for specific models, but not for mine. Does that mean I don't need one for the LED upgrade?

As usual, thanks in advance.
Going down that long, lonesome highway. Gonna live life my way.

rigidthumper

January 12, 2022, 03:19:39 AM #1 Last Edit: January 12, 2022, 03:26:12 AM by rigidthumper
Your new (2U) bike has a BCM instead of a TSM, so no load equalizer needed. There is a procedure, tho- after installing the new lights, run/stop switch off, key on, activate the hazard lights- wait 30 seconds- turn them off- on for 30 one more time, then key off. They should operate normally after this, as this resets the expected current draw for the BCM. (HD procedure says 10 seconds, so this may be overkill, but I know this way works)
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Jim Bronson

Great, thanks rigidthumper! I can start the conversion today.
Going down that long, lonesome highway. Gonna live life my way.

hattitude


In fact this is from the Custom Dynamics site on how to sync the BCM to the LED lights..



hrdtail78

Techno Research's Centurion can also do this pretty easily.
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Jim Bronson

I followed the above instructions, and it's all good.
Going down that long, lonesome highway. Gonna live life my way.