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Old 10-31-2012, 11:10 AM   #48361
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I agree with the others. I bought the BikeMaster 26-1036 turn signals for my 200cc trail bike. I like them so much I also use them as replacement turn signals for my XR650L. These turn signals are well manufactured, and very close copies of Honda, OEM turn signals.



I won't mess around with LED turn signals any more; they are not bright enough to be safe. If you shop around, you can find the BikeMaster, Honda turns signals selling for $20, or less.

http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=22452

Please note, the stems of these turn signals are about 1-inch longer than the stems of the rear turn signals on the XR650L. Otherwise, these turn signals appear to be almost exact copies of the XR650L turn signals.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #48362
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Thanks guys... You talked me into holding off on the cheapos. Perhaps I'll just go ahead and get OEM... I was hoping to go a little smaller/tighter-tucked without sacrificing too much visibility. I checked the price at the Honda dealership for just one OEM turn signal... $55 damn dollars! That option is out! Maybe I'll go with these OEM lights instead... Off the same website... 1/2 the cost and sold in pairs.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rn-Signal.aspx

Another question... Anybody know whether the license tag on motorcycles in NC has to have lights? If so any suggestions for a lighted tag mount that would fit a trimmed rear fender? In other words the previous owner trimmed off the fender a couple inches below the tail light mount. I'll try to get a picture....
I use the WPS LED lights on my bike. They are not nearly as brittle as the others and seem to hold up fine.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rn-Signal.aspx
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:24 PM   #48363
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I agree with the others. I bought the BikeMaster 26-1036 turn signals for my 200cc trail bike. I like them so much I also use them as replacement turn signals for my XR650L. These turn signals are well manufactured, and very close copies of Honda, OEM turn signals.



I won't mess around with LED turn signals any more; they are not bright enough to be safe. If you shop around, you can find the BikeMaster, Honda turns signals selling for $20, or less.

http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=22452

Please note, the stems of these turn signals are about 1-inch longer than the stems of the rear turn signals on the XR650L. Otherwise, these turn signals appear to be almost exact copies of the XR650L turn signals.

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #48364
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Since we are on the topic of turn signals, does anyone have a stock aluminum turn signal bracket to sell me? Front Left. I broke mine, along with quite a few other bits. It would be part #12 in this diagram.

I guess I could make one, but I wan't a matching set to make my ugly bike look prettier


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Old 10-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #48365
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I use the Western Powersports 60-1379 oval two wire for the rears...long flex stalk.....$15 cheap...get the 60-1578 three wire for the front if you want runnin lights.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:45 PM   #48366
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:55 PM   #48367
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Thanks man... I may go ahead and order these turn signals. They're a little more compact... and really cheap!! Anybody have an opinion on these before I purchase them... yay or nay?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rn-Signal.aspx
Interesting we're talking about this. I have those bikemasters and am having the same difficulty finding the bulbs. Rocky Mtn has them for $2/ea but I expect they will be failing regularly, so I will probably going in Spud's direction. I also had the Acerbis taillight:



Which is turning out to be a disappointment, as the bulb never had a reliable connection to the socket. i went back to stock until I get a better idea
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #48368
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Interesting we're talking about this. I have those bikemasters and am having the same difficulty finding the bulbs. Rocky Mtn has them for $2/ea but I expect they will be failing regularly, so I will probably going in Spud's direction. I also had the Acerbis taillight:



Which is turning out to be a disappointment, as the bulb never had a reliable connection to the socket. i went back to stock until I get a better idea
I was having issues with the bulb making good contact also. Once I put on the rack the tail light was buried under the rack and what ever I had mounted on the rack. Decided to make my tail light a little more noticeable. I got a combo LED tail/brake light from my local farm supply (think Wally World may have them too). Drilled a couple of holes and ran bolts though them. Used conduit hangers to hang it from the rack. I just went n the tail light and added one of those 4 wire trailer connectors, that way if I take the rack off the old tail light still works as well as it ever did I still have a bulb in the old tail light to provide for a license plate light, but I have a much more noticeable tail/brake light.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #48369
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I shortened the stocker with good results.







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Old 10-31-2012, 02:26 PM   #48370
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Thanks guys... You talked me into holding off on the cheapos. Perhaps I'll just go ahead and get OEM... I was hoping to go a little smaller/tighter-tucked without sacrificing too much visibility. I checked the price at the Honda dealership for just one OEM turn signal... $55 damn dollars! That option is out! Maybe I'll go with these OEM lights instead... Off the same website... 1/2 the cost and sold in pairs.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rn-Signal.aspx

Another question... Anybody know whether the license tag on motorcycles in NC has to have lights? If so any suggestions for a lighted tag mount that would fit a trimmed rear fender? In other words the previous owner trimmed off the fender a couple inches below the tail light mount. I'll try to get a picture....
Lots of them on Flea Bay right now. $30.00 a pair+ shipping. Such a Deal, Such a deal.....
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:51 PM   #48371
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I agree with the others.

I won't mess around with LED turn signals any more; they are not bright enough to be safe.

Spud
+1 but, LED's show up better than incandescent in all conditions except bright sun. In bright sun light they are invisable! It's hard to beat the big fat Honda OEM style turn and brake lights for visibility.


Protection of the rear turn lights was a top priority in design of my new RackMaster 5500 for the XRL.
Mounted on a welded alloy steel frame bolted firmly to the frame and fabricated of light weight but very strong and impact resistant billet thermal plastic, the RackMaster 5500 represents the state of the art in XRL storage.

As you can see the turn lights mount well within the foot print of the plastic reinforced bags offereing a very high level of protection.

I have been very pleased with the performance of my RackMaster 5500, it's tough as nails, and would make another one should I aquire a second XRL.



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Old 10-31-2012, 03:43 PM   #48372
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Are jt sprockets good? I just ordered a xrr 15t, should be here thurs. Just want to know if these are good to my splines. I was using a o.e.m xrr 14t, but need a little more freeway
cruizing speed.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:38 PM   #48373
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Are jt sprockets good? I just ordered a xrr 15t, should be here thurs. Just want to know if these are good to my splines. I was using a o.e.m xrr 14t, but need a little more freeway
cruizing speed.
Btw fritz-- killer rack / support plate
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:47 PM   #48374
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Took my first real ride today and man, my new seat can't come in the mail soon enough. That plank of death is brutal.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #48375
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Took my first real ride today and man, my new seat can't come in the mail soon enough. That plank of death is brutal.
IMO, my stock XRL seat is much more comfortable than the stock seat was on the KLX400 I had previously.
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