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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Removing rear 2014 turn signals

Moving the turn signals back for the givi plxr rack is a pain.

I may be completely missing something, but there's a Phillips screw that is fully blocked by the metal tubing of the fender.

I had to unscrew the whole fender to reach them and pull out the stock turn signals. Stock cable reached the new mounting points (barely) and pullling out/rewiring the connectors is a pain due to a very small wiring hole.

Seeing as the signals fit without moving them, I'm somewhat unconvinced if the effort to move them is worth it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 12:18 AM
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had the same problem. I removed the whole rear fender section, which allowed easier working on it. I ended up splicing the cables for both sides and extending them by about 4 inches. After that I could comfortably have the cables run within the fender and reach into the bike to the connectors without problems. The only thing left to do is taking care of the leftover holes. But I've seen posts about that...
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 01:41 AM
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I took off the whole fender as well and extended the wires, never filled the holes but I drilled holes and used rubber gromits to run the wires through the fender. After all that the right blinker rubbed on the pannier so I fitted a Custom LED's tail light.



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I went through the same thing with my Givi mounts...it was one big pain..but it all worked out and so far no problems...
I'm pretty sure a fender eliminator would've been easier to fit...I may crop my fender at some time..but I don't plan on removing it...
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I think theres a thread from a few years back. Someone had replace the Versys turn signals with KLR turn signals which are shorter so there was no need to relocate them. Also i think someone cut the stalks of the stock signals to make them shorter.

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Interesting. I had no particular problem reaching, or changing, any of the bits on my 2008 although I did scrape a finger or two. I did add a 3 inch extension to the turn signal wiring harnesses because I didn't like the fact that the wiring would have been stretched more than I felt comfortable with.

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Oh yeah forgot, when I was researching what to do about the rubbing indicator I noticed the KLR, ER-6n indicators were shorter and would directly replace the Versys ones.
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