R80g/s to R100GS fork signal mount options

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by The Raven, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. The Raven

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    It seems that in getting later style R100GS forks I failed to get the ones that will allow me to mount the turn signals with out getting:

    2-Spring retainers at $35 ea
    2-Signal mounts at $24 ea
    2- nuts at $27 ea
    At a total of about $170+ dollars

    What are my other options?
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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  3. Jay.T

    Jay.T Adventurer

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    I also have been looking at this type of option, but I thought Airheads could not use LED's for turn signals. Something to due with not enough current draw to hold in a relay. Sound right?
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  4. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    You have to replace the stock TS relay with one compatible with low draw lights such as LED's (and smaller bulbs) to stop hyperflashing....

    I have one of those in my bike, and did have to change two of the wires around on the stock connector as the new relay did have two poles changed around...

    Somewhere in my thread is a picture and part number.


    ***EIDT*** found it:

    SKU: 002510-056
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  5. The Raven

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    I was thinking these as an option as well, fork mount light pods
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  6. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Chrome on a G/S? No way :evil



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  7. The Raven

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    I did polish my dip stick head today while degreasing the engine. I guess that comment over in the interesting observation thread got my thinking..."if it sticks out chrome it" :lol3


    Nah, probably powder coat or spray paint it.
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  8. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    I just checked my G/S, and I think on full-lock those mounts would cause the turn signals to hit your tank... they may be mounted on the triples to allow clearance.
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  9. The Raven

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    Damn. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it...... got a long way to go though.
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  10. cenji

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    I think I spend $2.5 (4 stainless screws, lockwasher and nylock nut), not including the zippies. Off-roading and crashing, the turn-signals are still there. It is in the eye of the beholder if cosmetics matter, to me , they don't and it most likely shows. BUt you asked for an alternative. Good luck.

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  11. cenji

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    another view

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  12. fishkens

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    I love your bike. Every funky bit of it.

    But I'm not crazy about the vertical orientation of the turn signals. They were designed to disperse light from left to right, the vertical orientation sends the light up and down. I'm sure they're still functional but I'm guessing they've lost some effectiveness to the right and left. (Probably still better than some of the lame LED solutions I've seen though.)

    Ultimately, I'd like to see a proper LED solution that wraps around hand guards to provide good forward and side visibility of the turn signals.
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  13. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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  15. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Buy a pair of aftermarket LED signals and a solid state flasher and you'll be fine. I didn't even bother with the solid state flasher and was perfectly satisfied with turn signals that flashed twice as fast as normal. They still did their job. As for mounting them I just bent a piece of flat aluminum stock and drilled a couple of holes in it and mounted them on my handguards. This (gigantic) photo sorta shows it:

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  16. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Zeta makes hand guards w/ optional LED turn signals. These are Highway Dirt Bike Guards w/ the Zeta signal on a DRZ400. If you get ahold of Anton ask him if he has the old style fork caps and nuts. The nut is the same as the nut on the G/S headset, so you only really need one nut. You'll like the way the newer GS headset is adjusted.

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