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Old 07-21-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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Alternate Turn Signals for late model R100GS

I did a "conversion" on my '89 GS and am now running the late model fairing which I really like. I'm not a big fan of the turn signals, though. they are perfectly placed to be sheared off by every single object I might get close to when offroad. I was thinking of replacing them with an aftermarket, low profile indicator. I'm not super worried about DOT compliance since they don't do inspections in this state, and I'll keep the original signals incase I wind up somewhere that they do. This set is sort of what I'm looking for but would like a few more options. Ideas?

Anyone else done this to a GS fairing?
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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I run hand guards with the turn signals intergrated into the hand protectors...
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:35 AM   #3
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I run hand guards with the turn signals intergrated into the hand protectors...
I've seen that solution. As I don't yet have any handguards that would be about perfect. How do you handle interference between the handguards and the windscreen? Seems like handguards would contact the windscreen when close to full lock. And if you don't mind my asking: which handguard solution did you go with, or did you fabricate your own?
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I've seen that solution. As I don't yet have any handguards that would be about perfect. How do you handle interference between the handguards and the windscreen? Seems like handguards would contact the windscreen when close to full lock. And if you don't mind my asking: which handguard solution did you go with, or did you fabricate your own?
Acerbis used to make a version of the Rallye handguards that had integrated t/s... I've bought a few pairs off of eBay and used those on my current R80G/S, as well as the R100GS I had before... they worked find on the R100GS, no issues with the windscreen.

Here they are on my G/S

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:05 AM   #5
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I know that some folks have utilized something like you've got pictured attached to the OEM style handgards (which also won't interfere with the windscreen) - Jenna (hardwaregrrl) did before she and the ground got into a little disagreement at the Sandblast Rally last year and she could comment on it more I'm sure. Below are couple pics from her thread that shows it somewhat.





As many will tell you I'm sure - the OEM handgards are more "windbreak/small branch guards" vs. big branch/rock/ground guards.
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I'm not a big fan of the turn signals, though. they are perfectly placed to be sheared off by every single object I might get close to when offroad.
Or onroad... I've killed one on the doorframe while wrestling the bike into the shed.

I do like the look of the original blinkers though, especially how they always hang down a bit, seems to define the look of the PD fairing to me.

I've replaced the front stalks with flexible ones from the rear. They need a small mod to work, nothing that can't be done with a cordless drill though. They're also bloody expensive, but they just look "right".
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:37 PM   #7
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i do like the look of the original blinkers though, especially how they always hang down a bit, seems to define the look of the pd fairing to me.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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