Ron, that is exactly what they do. The first pic is with the blinker not on, and the next two are shots I got were when the emergency signal was on for both of them when they were lit up. These are a lot more sturdy than what I thought they were going to be. This Dual Road model only attaches to the bar end , and has a metal frame for that area. Hope I don't have to test them, but given the fact that I have had a couple of driveway and parking lot drops, you never know. I've attached a shot looking over the throttle at the back of the guard. It also showcases those wonderful Grip Buddies I put on. I also attached two pics taken within a second of each other, one with the blinkers off, and one with them on.
2009 Versys (Mine's Green)