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post #1 of 21 Old 04-11-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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919 - Any decent DOT turn signals?

Or a shop in Hawaii who'll pass safety without them.

Cruising photos people post, it would seem that most people here run aftermarket turns and I'm no exception. The problem is that in Hawaii we have to have safety inspections done yearly. I've ridden here for over a decade without issue but recently no shop I've gone to will pass my 919 with integrated rear and mini blinkers up front.

Well, I'm not particularly opposed to DOT approved blinkers but for the life of me, everyone I've seen is either as ugly as the originals or worse. Can anyone point me to a decent looking pair?

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Click on the link in my sig for pics of how I have the rear signals set up. Rizoma Zero 11's, I think.


Also, are you using the Clear Alternatives integrated light? And are they judging the brightness of the unit as a basis for denial?

If that's the case, switch to a CustomLED one from CustomLED.com. MUCH brighter.

^ All that is assuming you have a 919...

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Well, I don't know about any good DOT ones, but I have a CUSTOM LED integrated tail light, and I run these in the front AND rear. I love the looks and the brightness

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bright, small, cheap and sturdy. $18/set.

They have flex base so the will not break easily if bent. I got them for my supermoto a while back. Long story short I bookmarked them for future reference
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id go with zaq's suggestion.

They arnt passing you simply because you probably have a lack of actual turn signals in the rear... put something like the above in all four corners... even though they arnt dot approved... im sure you will pass.

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On the front, I shortened the stocks on the turn signals and I like them better than most/all aftermarket signals (Watson LEDs are the exception).



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bright, small, cheap and sturdy. $18/set.

They have flex base so the will not break easily if bent. I got them for my supermoto a while back. Long story short I bookmarked them for future reference
You guys all have some great blinkers on your bikes and every mod I've done to the bike was lifted from you fine gentlemen

I actually own ones linked above as well and personally find them to be a great alternative to the stocks.

But as far as requirements, I'm afraid that it's pretty strict over here which is why I'm specifically requesting DOT. This is a fairly brief summary of why he failed by bike:

1) All lights have to be DOT approved and have it stated on the lens
2) Turn signals must be at least 18" apart.

(2) is why integrated signals for the rear aren't allowed... Apparently, despite them being overwhelmingly popular in Hawaii, they're completely illegal.

They use to be pretty lenient and only care the horn worked and you had signals of some sort attached. My guess is that HPD has been leaning on the shops for passing vehicles that clearly should fail.

Alternatively, perhaps I could just toss on some stocks, get my safety and then slap on the pretty ones. Anyone have their old ones laying around they don't mind selling?

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Click on the link in my sig for pics of how I have the rear signals set up. Rizoma Zero 11's, I think.

Also, are you using the Clear Alternatives integrated light? And are they judging the brightness of the unit as a basis for denial?

If that's the case, switch to a CustomLED one from CustomLED.com. MUCH brighter.

^ All that is assuming you have a 919...
Are the Zero 11s three wire? (running lights too)

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But as far as requirements, I'm afraid that it's pretty strict over here which is why I'm specifically requesting DOT. This is a fairly brief summary of why he failed by bike:

1) All lights have to be DOT approved and have it stated on the lens
2) Turn signals must be at least 18" apart.

(2) is why integrated signals for the rear aren't allowed... Apparently, despite them being overwhelmingly popular in Hawaii, they're completely illegal.

They use to be pretty lenient and only care the horn worked and you had signals of some sort attached. My guess is that HPD has been leaning on the shops for passing vehicles that clearly should fail.
Mainland, NY here. Rules are pretty much the same for the yearly "safety" inspection. Some of the old-timer shops will pass your bike if it so much as runs, others want to ding you on every item to promote billable hours. For instance, one shop told me my plate light wasn't going to pass -- $75 later, they had installed a valid model which seemed no better to me. I've also had a bike pass inspection, with the integrated tail, only to get a ticket from a trooper.

You can always duct tape on the OEM lights for the inspection then rip them off once you've got the sticker. When I bought my 919, the previous owner didn't have _any_ signals, front or back, installed.

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Pick up some late model CBR signals new or used on eBay or locally. They are also the signals on the CB1000R. They are much nicer than stock.

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I'm running these - nice and bright but a lot smaller than stock ones. If I remember you need to order a different bulb for the 919 as they come with 10wt or something. I can check if you desire as I may be confused with another bike I changed turn signals on!

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I got one of these on my bike:

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They're just like the Euro signals.

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Forgot to mention the ones I listed are DOT/E marked.

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bright, small, cheap and sturdy. $18/set.

They have flex base so the will not break easily if bent. I got them for my supermoto a while back. Long story short I bookmarked them for future reference
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Thanks, just ordered a pair.

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Pick up some late model CBR signals new or used on eBay or locally. They are also the signals on the CB1000R. They are much nicer than stock.
I would go this route. They're MUCH nicer than the 919 signals if you decide to keep them, but it's pretty quick and painless to swap them out with nice signals once a year for inspection.

I lived in Hawaii for a while and remember what a ridiculous pain in the ass it was to deal with the inspections and licensing. Never again.

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