Next up, replacing the stock front turn signals with R&G Aero LED micro turn signals. The stock signals stick out too far, making them the first thing to hit the ground when the bike goes down. The fairing gets cracked, costing $200 to replace.
Here's the silhouette showing just how far those suckers stick out on the '15.
The R&G Aero is a micro sized signal with a bunch of very bright LEDs in it. Here it is for size comparison with the stock signal.
The LED signals require a load resistor added to the circuit to keep the flash rate the same due to the lower current draw of the LEDs. I bought an R&G load resistor and some other brand of wiring adapter to go from Kawasaki connectors to "bullet" style. The adapter plugged right into the wiring harness on the bike, then the load resistor plugged into that, then the turn signal plugs into the load resistor. Easy. The extra wires need to be secured via zip tie or duct tape.
The hard part was physically adapting the fairing to accept the new signals which attach to the bike via threaded post. I bought some plastic adapter plates off e-bay which were supposed to be Versys compatible but they needed some surgery. Left is unmodified, middle is shaped for the outside of the fairing, right is shaped for the inside of the fairing. The plastic was easy to cut and file.
Here's the inside fairing with the empty hole, then with the adapter in place. Next is the outside adapter plate in place.
So here is the turn signal installed.
It really is tiny! From the riding position it isn't really visible. This picture is from far left of normal riding position.
These suckers are very bright, subjectively I'd say twice as bright in daylight as the factory standard units.
This install could have been better if I'd put more time into precision shaping of the adapter plates, but it certainly passes my father-in-law's "Galloping Horse" test. It looks just fine when you see it while riding past on a galloping horse.