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givi cases, short wire problem

Just thought I'd show a fix I used for the problem of a short wire when re-locating the rear signal lights when installing side cases.

Givi boxes, not for touring in this case, just for commuting, going for groceries stashing rain gear or a riding jacket.

Drilled holes in fender and under seat to pass the wires through and reconnect. Made for a shorter distance, no cutting of wires.

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I did the same thing, only I added a rubber grommet to prevent any wire chafing.
I wish someone made a rubber plug for the stock hole location.


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To me that looks ugly, its better witht he grommet but it still looks ugly

Just extend the wires by splicing, its not difficult even if you are cack handed with a soldering iron like me.

then when you seel the bike you have the option to sell the luggage seperately from the bike.....
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I did extend the wires.

I think this looks much better than the wires going through the big hole where the turn signals used to be. In that hole the wires just flop around with a bunch of play. They are also just looking to catch on something.

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Some of the guys I know in the UK claim they didn't need to extend the indicators, the could get the cases to fit on the rack without using the extenders. I suspect however that one of the reasons the extenders are supplied is to make certain the indicators can be seen side on
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You are correct in that the indicator don't HAVE to be relocated, at least with the SW-Motech racks.

I mounted the racks with bags and rode it for a couple of days. There is about 12 mm of clearance, but the indicator can't be seen unless directly behind the bike, and you still have the relocation holes to deal with. I chose to relocate for these reasons, but with the SW Motech racks, I can see no way to relocate without lengthening the wiring. Maybe with the Givi racks it can be gone, but I don't know.

Running the wiring the way I did allows the wiring to be ran along side and tie-wrapped with the tail light wiring.

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