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Help!! Givi PL447 Side Case Turn Signal Bracket

Here is the situation; I just ordered the Givi PL447 Side Case racks for my 09 650. I was humming along and about to complete the install when I got to the turn signal relocation bracket. I followed the instructions and low and behold the connection is now about 4" too short. I looked on the Revzilla site and nowhere does it state that I need to lengthen my signal wires to make this product work on my bike. I contacted Revzilla and their customer service rep said that I do indeed need to extend my signal wires, but didn't offer any advice on how to accomplish this. Honestly, I am a little pissed that I got the entire setup installed including top box rack with NO mention of needing extensions. Even the instructions show a relocation bracket that would work wonders as it only sticks out 1-2" instead of the 4-5" on these. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! TIA.





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I seem to recall having to lengthen the wires when I installed my PLX447 racks. I don't recall exactly the gauge of wire I bought, but I ended up just getting some wire at Canadian Tire.

Edit: found my original post on the topic which explains what I did.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/144015-post3.html

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Yep... I think I used something like 20 ga wire.
Soldered & heat shrinked, don't do ugly splices they will only bite you later.
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I seem to recall having to lengthen the wires when I installed my PLX447 racks. I don't recall exactly the gauge of wire I bought, but I ended up just getting some wire at Canadian Tire.

Edit: found my original post on the topic which explains what I did.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/144015-post3.html
Thank you sir!! You would think Givi, knowing this is an issue, would have provided some sort of guidance or adapter in their kit. This helps me visualize the splicing process, thanks again!
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When I did this on a different bike, I had to reroute the turn signals wires. I squeezed them out the bottom of the tail.
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When I did this on a different bike, I had to reroute the turn signals wires. I squeezed them out the bottom of the tail.

If I remember correctly, I believe I did the same on my '08... use a dremel to notch some of the black tail plastic and rerouted the cables. Lengthening should be just as good a fix.
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I installed the GiVi447 mounts onto BOTH my '08 and '09 Gen 1s, but I have NO recollection of lengthening the wires (which does NOT mean that I didn't lengthen them).



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I installed the GiVi447 mounts onto BOTH my '08 and '09 Gen 1s, but I have NO recollection of lengthening the wires (which does NOT mean that I didn't lengthen them).



Thanks!! I have to say that Revzilla took care of me after all was said and done! At this point I will be extending the wires this weekend after some guidance form Revzilla. They suggested using 20 gauge wire, does that sound right? I just want to make sure I don't introduce a "single point of failure" on my bike before I even get it registered (that is a whole other story )

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For me, I remeber that

- No drilling
- No dremel
- No drama
- Yes, had too leghten ONE SIDE, because the wiring harness is on one side under the seat, so I had to add some lenght on one side. A bit of welding, shrink wrap NOT heated/shrink (to prevent chaffing the wire), left loose, happy since

Went easy and fast

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OK, after a lot of humming and hawing I decided to cut the wires. I think it came out pretty good for my first time!




It was enough to get me out on the road riding with my son and some buddies!!



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OK, after a lot of humming and hawing I decided to cut the wires. I think it came out pretty good for my first time!




It was enough to get me out on the road riding with my son and some buddies!!




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