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Integrated Tail Light with Blinkers

I have a 2002 919 and I want to get a new tail light with blinkers so I can eliminate the drop down fender. I am thinking about blacking out my bike, so I would like one that is smoked. Any suggestions?

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I have a 2002 919 and I want to get a new tail light with blinkers so I can eliminate the drop down fender. I am thinking about blacking out my bike, so I would like one that is smoked. Any suggestions?
My $0.02 is don't do it. The integrated unit is less attention grabbing than bright turn signals with ~6" separation. Being seen reduces your risk of being hit. I installed CA's brake/running LED panel and it is very nice and bright.

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My $0.02 is don't do it. The integrated unit is less attention grabbing than bright turn signals with ~6" separation. Being seen reduces your risk of being hit. I installed CA's brake/running LED panel and it is very nice and bright.
What is the CA brake/running led panel?

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You have a picture of that CA brake light??

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My suggestion: raise your insurance policy.

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You have a picture of that CA brake light??
CA does on their site CLICK HERE (not the gimicky integrated TS, but LED BL/RL panel)

9ers is $50. Everyone is impressed how easy it is to see the brake light.

>Sniper: My suggestion: raise your insurance policy.

+1, Be more visible, not the opposite. Ride safe.

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I did the conversion on mine, and put a small metal divider in the middle to make the blinkers work better, more defined.

Took less than $20.00 with a trailer wiring harness converter bought at the local auto parts store, walmart even has them.

Looked great, worked great.

I've ridden a long time, decades, and used to run no blinkers, safety has never been one of my primary concerns, but it could be one of yours.

If so, you might want to consider DRIVING

Hahahahahaha

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i have accidentally been safe before....



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If pulling out counts, Then I'm safe 99% of the time... who cares about the other 4%?

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If pulling out counts, Then I'm safe 99% of the time... who cares about the other 4%?
now that is pure logic.... ....



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"Safty's has never been one of my primary concerns HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" Good for you.


If you think not having turn signals on your bike, will make you cool, go for it. While you're at it, take them off your pick up, and your wife's car.

I do drive. For a living. I pull doubles for UPS. 26 years. We never leave the property without making sdure all lights are working properly.

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"Safty's has never been one of my primary concerns HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" Good for you.


If you think not having turn signals on your bike, will make you cool, go for it. While you're at it, take them off your pick up, and your wife's car.

I do drive. For a living. I pull doubles for UPS. 26 years. We never leave the property without making sdure all lights are working properly.
blinkers are not required by law in all states so you cant knock someone for doing something that is potentially legal where he lives

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I did the conversion on mine, and put a small metal divider in the middle to make the blinkers work better, more defined.

Took less than $20.00 with a trailer wiring harness converter bought at the local auto parts store, walmart even has them.

Looked great, worked great.

I've ridden a long time, decades, and used to run no blinkers, safety has never been one of my primary concerns, but it could be one of yours.

If so, you might want to consider DRIVING

Hahahahahaha

you modified your stock light to have the blinkers in it is what your saying?

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If pulling out counts, Then I'm safe 99% of the time... who cares about the other 4%?
The people who have to deal with the result of that 4% who grow up not being able to do math.


Sniper:

Hornet is correct. Turn signals are not legally required on bikes in Missouri as long as you use hand signals. They are however required on trucks and cars.

Two wheelin for the feelin.
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you modified your stock light to have the blinkers in it is what your saying?
Yes, it was not super hard to do - but without a divider in the lens, it was less than ideal.

I first made a cardboard template them bought a small sheet of thin aluminum at the local Ace hardware store (or Hobby Lobby) and made the final product.

One end was bend over and attached, again, it did not require a ton of skill, finding the wiring diagram for the trailer converter/harness might of been the hardest accomplishment - and it all fit in the rear frame tube, btw.

Oh, and in Missouri, you do not have to have blinkers at all, as mentioned. Hand signals are AOK.

I put my 919 rear turnsignals on my now current ride, it is not fast enough to get out of anyones way nor is it cool without those turnsignals - there is a time and a place for everything, and yes, with smaller front and intergrated rear turnsignals, I had to be triple careful when riding -

Ride like no one see's you, not matter what.

You are invisible - sometimes, you are the target, never forget that.

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used to run no blinkers, safety has never been one of my primary concerns, but it could be one of yours.
Every time the traffic news reports of a two-wheel brother down, I am curious what went wrong to avoid a similar destiny. There could be many potential causes, but the easiest to fix is "I never saw him". The hands free law is a failure since many folks drive distracted by a cell welded to their head.

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oh youre going to use hand signals like that is going to happen you know turn signals are kind of like punctuation and capitolization its not about you you know what youre going to do you signal and punctuate for the other person its called common courtesy but hey you dont have to be courtious thats too much trouble its all about YOU

As far as legal, in Indiana, it's legal to ride with Satos with no ear plugs, no helmet, no gear whatsoever. I think that's real stupid also. But if you think some legislator is fit to run your life, by all means...

It's a friggin streetbike. If you don't like the turnsignals that are on it, there are plenty of good lookin LEDs that would work.

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Has anyone used both regular blinkers and integrated blinkers at the same time? I would assume that this is possible by taping the integrated line into the regular blinkers. However, will the blinkers blink really slow, due to more resistance on the line? Or is that not the way it works?

If you could have both, I think it would definitely grab more attention than just one of the two.

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Has anyone used both regular blinkers and integrated blinkers at the same time?

As is, Indicating left, and right.

As to how much more effective it is to be seen , I haven't been rear-ended yet, and I don't plan to. Mind you, you could be lit up like a christmas tree and I swear some cagers still won't see a bike.

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post #23 of 24 Old 10-30-2009, 09:08 PM
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I like the integrated look but wanted better visibilty. I went to walmart and bought some small yellow running lights for the side of a trailer, the real small LED ones. The fit perfect right under the tail light. Clean look good visibility.

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post #24 of 24 Old 03-02-2010, 10:21 AM
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just put on the clear alternatives tail light last night which i got off WT. This thing is suuuuper bright and the blinkers are flashing yellow/greenish and also super bright. I don't see how these wont grab any other drivers attention. If your relying on blinkers for safety in traffic, your not gonna last long. If there is no space to change lanes then don't do it.

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