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Okie Preacher 05-03-2013 07:16 PM

GS Turn Signal Mods for OffRoad?
 
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?

Lonestar2112 05-03-2013 07:43 PM

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.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-8qw6...-8qw6wDc-M.jpg

Before the install.
Installed.
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-JFd2...-JFd2VBP-M.jpg

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

Hikertrash 05-03-2013 08:42 PM

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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oz97tj 05-03-2013 09:27 PM

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

Okie Preacher 05-04-2013 08:13 AM

Thanks for the tips. :thumb

jachard 05-04-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Hikertrash (Post 21329245)
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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+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

MJS 05-04-2013 08:45 PM

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.

paulhdick 05-04-2013 11:28 PM

mods not necessary
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJS (Post 21334920)
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.

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.

Okie Preacher 05-05-2013 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulhdick (Post 21335488)
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.

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

paulhdick 05-05-2013 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Okie Preacher (Post 21335941)
Anyone have a part number for these? Are they 63 13 7 676 316?

Yes, that is the correct part number ... here is a previous post showing them mounted on my GS ..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639144

El Gato 05-05-2013 07:16 AM

+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

Okie Preacher 05-05-2013 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulhdick (Post 21335998)
Yes, that is the correct part number ... here is a previous post showing them mounted on my GS ..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639144

Outstanding! I do believe the problem has been solved for $32.00 plus shipping.

oz97tj 05-05-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Gato (Post 21336724)
+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


A&S and Max both have them for far cheaper.

jachard 05-05-2013 04:42 PM

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.

http://jachard.smugmug.com/Business/...IMG_0790-L.jpg

http://jachard.smugmug.com/Business/...IMG_0791-L.jpg

El Gato 05-06-2013 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oz97tj (Post 21338396)
A&S and Max both have them for far cheaper.

Those are the Max prices


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