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BikeMaster turn signals

I changed out my stock turn signals yesterday with BikeMaster turn signals. In my opinion they look WAY better and if the bike is dropped (like I did after owning it for not even 5 days) the fairing wont crack as the signals wont hit the ground. Cost me $135 for everything. Picture 1 is stock, picture 2 is with aftermarket on the left and BM on the right, 3rd picture is BikeMaster on both sides. The lighting didn't do well in the picture but the LED's are much much brighter.
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Cool, Looks good! Which bikemaster signals did you use? Dumb question, but how do the new signals keep the fairing from cracking? How much shorter than the stock ones are they? I have Puig Crash bars and am looking for signals that will not stick out beyond the crash bars like the stock ones.
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You can keep the fairing from cracking in a tip-over, by removing the metal piece at the attachment end of the OEM signal. Mine has been dropped w/ NO issues to the signal (altho' I DID damage the saddle-bag...!) when I dropped it, TWICE.

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I changed out my stock turn signals yesterday with BikeMaster turn signals. In my opinion they look WAY better and if the bike is dropped (like I did after owning it for not even 5 days) the fairing wont crack as the signals wont hit the ground. Cost me $135 for everything. Picture 1 is stock, picture 2 is with aftermarket on the left and BM on the right, 3rd picture is BikeMaster on both sides. The lighting didn't do well in the picture but the LED's are much much brighter.
As Eddie mentioned in post #3, removing the metal retainer solves the fairing damage. I know as I put the bike on my lift and it was too close to some stacked boxes , the signal light popped out, no damage , trust me , lots of force needed to get back in. Very bad design as if you look closely the plastic flexes even with the retainer out.
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Cool, Looks good! Which bikemaster signals did you use? Dumb question, but how do the new signals keep the fairing from cracking? How much shorter than the stock ones are they? I have Puig Crash bars and am looking for signals that will not stick out beyond the crash bars like the stock ones.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ignals----Turn Signals
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...saki---Adapter Plate fitment is pretty good
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-resistors---- Need these for LED turn signals
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-adapters----- Plug and Play


Those are the links for everything. It actually turned out to be only $75 for everything. Super easy install and makes the bike look way better in my opinion. The turn signals are also flexible which is nice.

Also to answer you question, they are about an inch shorter than stock. So they wont hit the ground in a drop, but your handguards and saddlebags will take the beating as Fasteddie said
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revzilla is a great site for parts. whats your opinion of this?

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...d-turn-signals
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revzilla is a great site for parts. whats your opinion of this?

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...d-turn-signals
Those would look good in my opinion. Not sure how the install would be if you left the stock signals on as well. I am sure you would just have to splice into the turn signals and it would work fine. Don't take my answer for anything though as I did not do that lol.
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Those would look good in my opinion. Not sure how the install would be if you left the stock signals on as well. I am sure you would just have to splice into the turn signals and it would work fine. Don't take my answer for anything though as I did not do that lol.
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revzilla is a great site for parts. whats your opinion of this?

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...d-turn-signals
As in the title. Not impossible but you will need to cut into the wiring going to the signal switch and also bring a ground into the wiring.
I added some cheap led lights to my bark-busters, used two relays ( single pole double throw 40 amp C/W socket & harness)costing about $10 , LED about $20 , total of $30, plus my time.
Running lights switch alternately with the signal light

Notice left bark-buster white is on, right signal FYI is a high output LED signal light, I installed a $3 3 wire adjustable timing relay rated at 120 watts ( some people buy load resistor led signal lights, why??? when $3 can allow a combination of incandescent and led, with no change in flash rate.)


That double row is going to be eliminated as I have gone down twice now on the left side, plus they aren't power washer proof. I have dual white/yellow (17 led ) 9 white 8 yellow single row coming from China.
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That double row is going to be eliminated as I have gone down twice now on the left side, plus they aren't power washer proof. I have dual white/yellow (17 led ) 9 white 8 yellow single row coming from China.
Look forward to seeing them!

I have become comfortably numb.....

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