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Help on Givi turn signal relocation install......pics added

Got the Givi PL447 sidecarriers today, went on real easy. Now for the turn signals---bracket moves the lights up high and now there is not enough wire to reach the connectors. Tried reversing sides since one is longer, but didn't help.
Am I supposed to cut and splice this connection? Not a mention of this in the instructions. Female sides of the turn signal connectors are only about 2 inches out of the taped wrapped harness so not much play there. I don't have a problem splicing if this is what I have to do.
Some help would be great!
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I was able to drill a small hole right behind the new blinkers (on the plastic tag holder, unseen from behind)) and run a splice up to the existing connections. Very tidy!

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Plastic tag holder?


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Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
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I know it is called something else but I am drawing a brain fart. The long plastic piece behind the tire that also allows you to mount the tag. I could send a pic if it helps. Age is a terrible thing.

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Wire Location

Here you are. Sorry for being vague.
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Your brackets are different from mine and the turn signals look diff. also?
I just went back out to the shed and was able to reverse the signals and had enough wire to hook them up that way. Now to seal the drain hole on the turn signals and I'll be all set.
I went ahead and mounted mine up high, each side of brake light, instead of lower. I just think up high they would be seen easier from behind.
Too dark for pics, will try to add this weekend. Went with E21 bags due to width restrictions of my gate opening.


Thanks for the quick response and pics thumper!!!!


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Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer

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Glad it worked out. Mine are for the 2010. That may be the difference. Sometimes the simple solutions are right in front of you and you can't see them. Obviously, a second look is all you needed.
Post that pic when you get the chance.

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I had same thing with my Givi regular rack. I routed the wires between the plastic pieces of the tail. I did not have to swap sides. I can throw a pic up when I get home if you like. I had to spread the plastic pieces to get the plugs through, but there is enough gap for the wire itself.
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Hello.

You could also get rear flashes from a Kawasaki Ninja 650 or ER-6n, they are about. 3 cm shorter, so then you may not need to move them ! ....





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You could also get rear flashes from a Kawasaki Ninja 650 or ER-6n, they are about. 3 cm shorter, so then you may not need to move them ! ....
Not on this side of the pond.....they use the same signals for all three bikes over here.
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Search is your friend.

Here's one of several previous threads on the topic:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=9810

This one includes highlights such as photos of the relocated signals in both the upper and lower positions as well as E-nigma's very clean-looking modification that avoids the need to relocate the signals at all.

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Hers some pics,









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Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer

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I found some turn signal relocate kit on ebay 19.00 free shipping. Hand to have them. It moves the blinkers back, down and close to the tag light. Works great with my soft bags easy install.
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You could also get rear flashes from a Kawasaki Ninja 650 or ER-6n, they are about. 3 cm shorter, so then you may not need to move them ! ....
Sorry just surfing and deciding on where to get the Versys for a commuter and short travel tourer. What bags do you have on the side and rack? I love the geometry! And they look like they utilize a lot of space. Thanks!

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Versys with Givi Bags and KLR 650 lights

Here's some pics of my lights from a KLR650 2010. They fit perfectly with no modification.










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