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post #1 of 33 Old 04-06-2010, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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919 Turn Signal Replacement

good day fellas! ive been wanting to replace the stock turn signals on my 9'er with smaller units but the variety of lights for sale make it so hard to choose! If you guys could post pics of your 919 with aftermarket turn signals and specify what brand and model, it would help me put a lot in choosing and I would forever be grateful!


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post #2 of 33 Old 04-06-2010, 09:03 PM
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There are several good looking LED designs out there (Watsen Designs, Rizoma, et. al.), but nothing beats the OEM signal for sheer VISIBILITY in conveying your intensions to other drivers (that is their purpose, after all... ). Not to mention that whole legal/DOT approved thing (which if ignored might possibly come back to bite you at inspection time....) I added the Clear alternatives smoke lenses with Sylvania Silver Stars to continue the black out theme
Happy hunting, keep us posted, and post pics when you decide!

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will post pics as soon as i get them...

it does make me wonder if cops can pull us over for having aftermarket turn signals... can they?

@mrhonda : those sure look nice and clean!

anyone else have "mini" turn signals installed?

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@shaman : your bike is pure badazzness... do want. :001_smile:

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@mrhonda1987 - those look great, are they the 3 - wire type? Do they retain the marker light function of the stockers? Thanks.

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im using some 16-dollar-a-set bright amber LED turnsignals i got off ebay. They are pretty visible although not as much as the stockers... but the stockers were exceptional in that department. For a little more visibility i have wired the tail lights to blink with the blinkers as well. So when no blinker is on the tail light is on like always then when i hit the right turn signal the right tail light blinks with the right blinker. Cost all of 2.49 for 2 diodes and some spare wire and connectors i had laying around... i used the stock running light wires for the front blinkers to power the rear tail lights.

note... i had not put on the front ones at the time of takin this pic, but the fronts are now the same as the rears and are mounted in the same spot as originals.

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Haven't done it yet, but found these from K and S technologies: K&S Technologies. The mini stalk halogen lights are DOT/SAE approved (if the place you get your bike inspected is strict about that) and they are 1in tall and 2in wide. Over all length is 3in. They are only 2 wire so you do lose the running lights. They are halogen and I think they'll put plug on them to match your bike, so no extra flasher to buy and they plug right in.

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@mrhonda1987 - those look great, are they the 3 - wire type? Do they retain the marker light function of the stockers? Thanks.
The fronts are the 3 wire type, so the running light is maintained. Rear is two wire. Just plug and play.

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They are very bright - the brightest LED turn signals I have seen.





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Lockhart Phillips, $20 a set, easy to install and have good visibility.
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I've had LP's on for a couple of years. They are holding up great.

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@flycatcher : do those LP's use LEDs? i like 'em...

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i cant believe how low profile those watsen designs are...

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The fronts are the 3 wire type, so the running light is maintained. Rear is two wire. Just plug and play.
Thanks!!

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Note that you can wire in a 2 wire led or non led turn signal to work with running lights (3 wire setup) very easily with the addition of a diode between the blinker positive and the blinker then connect the running light wire to the blinker after the diode.... i can make a lil schematic if you would like.

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xrcajun. did you get ur rizomas as running/turn?

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Nope just turn.

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@flycatcher : do those LP's use LEDs? i like 'em...
The ones I am using are filament. You may be able to get LED but LED's seem too directional to me. Meaning you can't see them from anywhere but straight on, although some are better than others. These show up real nice from every direction and they are really small and bolt right on to the factory mounts.

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The ones I am using are filament. You may be able to get LED but LED's seem too directional to me. Meaning you can't see them from anywhere but straight on, although some are better than others. These show up real nice from every direction and they are really small and bolt right on to the factory mounts.
You must not have watched the video in the link I provided. I chose the Rizoma mostly because of that factor. You can see them from 360 degrees, they are very bright, they put much less load on the electrical system and the won't burn out.

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You must not have watched the video in the link I provided. I chose the Rizoma mostly because of that factor. You can see them from 360 degrees, they are very bright, they put much less load on the electrical system and the won't burn out.
I did watch it, and like I said, some are better than others. Yours look really bright though a bit pricey for a cheap ass like me.

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@ ND4SPDBH - do you have a pic of the front end with the aftermarket blinkers installed? post pls pls pls

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I'm contemplating replacing the front signals with the CBR ones as I like the shape but XRCajun has now made me order the Rizomas for the rear because I like how bright they are.

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I love Rizoma's stuff and don't generally consider myself cheap but damn, they are all kinds of expensive.




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@ ND4SPDBH - do you have a pic of the front end with the aftermarket blinkers installed? post pls pls pls
ya sure.... let me get moving this morning and ill take a pic for ya. i should have it up within the hour.... if not it will be later tonight as we got a big ride planed today woo woo.

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Not to double post (guess you cant edit your posts after a certian time)

But here you go appleseed. Note the pic of the blinker on was hard to get as the headlight caused the blinker to look a lot less bright then it actually is.
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I love Rizoma's stuff and don't generally consider myself cheap but damn, they are all kinds of expensive.

Gary, how's the new job going?
I agree, Rizoma stuff is nice but not inexpensive. I figured I'd treat myself on the signals since I can justify it as a safety/visibility item! LOL! Their mirrors on the other hand...

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i think i found them, kinda like nd4spdbh's, theyre speedmetal micro arrows. thanks everyone!
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^ yup pretty much the same as mine (i actually have exactly those on a z50) urs just have amber lenses and regular bulbs ya? <3 ebay.

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yay for regular bulbs. chose them cuz they kinda match the shape of the rear cowl and gas tank, same pointy profile.. $17 a pair at cycle gear

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