GS Turn Signal Mods for OffRoad?

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  1. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Long timer

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    I have not turned up any clear answers on search, but was wondering if there are any simple mods or alternatives on the GS's front turn signals to make them more durable?
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  2. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    Yup, but they are expensive. I went with the Euro turn signals. They are much shorter and tend to survive crashes better. I don't recall how much but they have been on my bike for 5 years and I love them.

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    My BMW parts guy got my the part numbers. There is an OLD thread here on ADV about the conversion.
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  3. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Buy a set of oem rear turn signals and put them up front. They're shorter. You can find them on eBay a lot of times pretty cheap.


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  4. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    The Euro LEDs run about 45 bucks a pop. I just swapped all mine out on my new LC GS.
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  5. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Long timer

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    Thanks for the tips. :thumb
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  6. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    +1 on this mod, just did it today. Super sano!! I'll post pictures in a bit. Keeps the OE look without the goofy length.

    Cheers, James
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  7. MJS

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    you can get the stand offs separately. use either the rear stand off (very short stem) or the euro stand off (slightly longer) with your OEM turn signal housings. Both with move the turn signal inward and help prevent damage in a drop.
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  8. paulhdick

    paulhdick Wannabe Adventurer

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    If you buy the front turn signal mount from an F800 they are as short as the rear and require no slotting to make them work! Did that to my 09 GS when I first bought it.
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  9. Okie Preacher

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    Anyone have a part number for these? Are they 63 13 7 676 316?
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    paulhdick Wannabe Adventurer

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  11. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    +1 for the euro LED's. They're not the low-cost option, but IMO they look far better on the bike, are brighter, and short enough to not get damaged in most drops. Here are the part numbers. The front left and right are the same part number. Rear signals have different numbers for left and right. $58.50 each and they are plug and play - though on the Adventure the rears are a bit of a PITA as you have to loosen the luggage racks and swing them out of the way to get the undertail plastic cover off to access the wiring.

    2/63138522499 |LED FLASHER | $58.50| $117.00
    1/63238522502 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR RIGHT | $58.50| $58.50
    1/63238522501 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR LEFT | $58.50| $58.50
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  12. Okie Preacher

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    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    A&S and Max both have them for far cheaper.
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    jachard Been here awhile

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    So, I just did this over the weekend and here are a few shots. One item of note is that the hole for the fastener needs to be moved slightly inboard in order to fit the front mount.

    Here are the results, I showed the original for anyone who wishes to see the difference.

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  15. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    Those are the Max prices
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  16. Okie Preacher

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    Well that took all of 15 minutes and they are now tucked inside the AltRider Crash Bars. I am sure a direct rock strike will still take them out, but my more typical "washout and dump" should leave them intact.

    Thanks for the tip! Got to love this place as the typical inmate has busted more bikes than most others have swung a leg over. :clap
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  17. xjon

    xjon Pedantic Bastard

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    I find dumping pops out the clear lenses and strips/breaks the screw holes. I have reinforced the circumference with electrical tape to help prevent this and has held on well for years. I think 2 of my signals dont even have the screws anymore.

    BTW never try to repair above with crazy glue...it will frost your lenses.
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