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post #1 of 12 Old 09-20-2006, 09:04 PM
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919 stock turn signal modification

Has anyone tried to take out the spacers on the stock 919 turn signals to move them in closer to the center of the bike? I am thinking I could just use a spacer and the back side of the mounts..any thoughts?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-20-2006, 10:00 PM
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I haven't thought about that.
Turn signal thoughts generally go straight to replacement.
If I'm going to go thru that much work to make something ugly narrower, It's getting replaced, With something cooler looking, better working and smaller to the point of almost unnoticeable.
But hey,give it a try.
But before you make a one-way cut make sure your willing to buy a replacement if it doesn't work out.

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
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I dont have to cut, thats the cool part. Just remove the rubber spacer and compensate on the back of the mount. I commute in so cal, and I know that this bike will not really perform better with smaller signals, plus, as hugely dorky as this sounds, I like that they are bright. yeah yeah I am gettin old, 37, but I am thinking safety, functionality, over cool. I do, however, admit that I like the looks of small/no signals better. If this were a weekend canyon assault machine, things would br different. Maybe someday soon, it will be!!

Appreciate the reply.

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Your welcome. I prefer function over fashion anyway. But if I'm going to change something to make it better I try to at least make it look good at the same time, if applicable. Hey i'm 39, big 40 in feb. I use my 919 for commuting too,and my bike is still a stock 06, bought in july, 4500 miles.
But that is quickly changing.Thanks to this forum!

My motto is: If it doesn't make it faster, stronger or just plain work better, remove it!

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Try it out. Take pictures. Post your report.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-21-2006, 08:39 AM
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If I remember correctly you have to get a philips head down where the stem comes out to separate the signal. Then the signal will want to rotate if you don't brace it somehow. I saw a website where a guy had done this but I can't find it now.

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I looked at the back of my 919 today. It looks as if there might be contact with the back of the signal and exhaust cans, It looks close.Check fender flex.
Have fun!

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I know it's not quite the same.. but before I got different front signals I swapped the shorter signal stalks from the rear signals to the fronts. It brought them in like 1/2" or maybe more? Been a while tho...



With the clear lenses they looked pretty cool I guess?

Looks way better with the Watsen Design signals in front, that's for sure. No pictures since I did that I guess?

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Where can I get the clear lenses?

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Clear Alternatives... but I will sell you mine for half the price listed on their website plus shipping. PM if interested.

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is that a honda windscreen? Did you paint it? Thanks

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is that a honda windscreen? Did you paint it? Thanks
Yes. Get all the fun details HERE.

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