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Old 11-21-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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Why do NA GS have long turn signal stalks?

It seems that none of the GS or GSA models anywhere but the North American market have those long front turn signal stalks. Anyone know why we got those ugly stalks?

I can't figure out from the part fiche which part no. is for short and which is long. Anyone?
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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NA long turn signal stalks

My guess is the US Department of Transportation, DOT, requires a minimum separation between the signal lights and that necessitates the longer mounting hardware.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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IT is to do with the required spacing between the lights to satisfy our laws. A friend had an 07 GSA and BMW recalled his bike and mounted new stalks as you call them to obtain the required space making them legal for Canada.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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Installed them on my GS ....

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It seems that none of the GS or GSA models anywhere but the North American market have those long front turn signal stalks. Anyone know why we got those ugly stalks?

I can't figure out from the part fiche which part no. is for short and which is long. Anyone?
The part is called Signal Holder, Short and the BMW part number is 6313 7676 316.

I put them on mine about a year ago and am very happy with them. Cleans up the look of the front end IMHO. They are used on F800GS and several others. About a fifteen minute job to swap them. The right and left are identical. And they are illegal here in the US. "I don't Know how they got so short, officer ... honestly."

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Old 11-22-2010, 05:04 AM   #5
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Illegal in Canada too... I had a recall notice to come in and change mine but I didn't because they look better short.

It does have to do with highway regulations and distance for visibility.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:20 AM   #6
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The part is called Signal Holder, Short and the BMW part number is 6313 7676 316.

I put them on mine about a year ago and am very happy with them. Cleans up the look of the front end IMHO. They are used on F800GS and several others. About a fifteen minute job to swap them. The right and left are identical. And they are illegal here in the US. "I don't Know how they got so short, officer ... honestly."

Very clean install.
What type of brackets are you using to mount your driving lights?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for the compliment

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Very clean install.
What type of brackets are you using to mount your driving lights?
Thanks a ton,
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The brackets are the OEM BMW one's that are part of the auxilary light kit for the R1200GS (not GSA). I believe it only works for the 2008+ model years.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:10 AM   #8
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Leds!

I installed the short L.E.D. flashers for the Beamer from Europe. Look a hell of alot better and much brighter.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:28 PM   #9
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I installed the short L.E.D. flashers for the Beamer from Europe. Look a hell of alot better and much brighter.
Same here…and my GS still passes the annual 20seconds state inspection here in TX

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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The stock shorter rear stalks from the r1200gs will work upfront. The only mod is to open up the mounting hole a little. Did this to my 09 as well as 07.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #11
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The part is called Signal Holder, Short and the BMW part number is 6313 7676 316.

I put them on mine about a year ago and am very happy with them. Cleans up the look of the front end IMHO. They are used on F800GS and several others. About a fifteen minute job to swap them. The right and left are identical. And they are illegal here in the US. "I don't Know how they got so short, officer ... honestly."


Just ordered a set/thanks for the pics and part #'s.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #12
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Cool ....

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Just ordered a set/thanks for the pics and part #'s.
I think you will like them, a very cheap improvement IMHO ... here is a better view ...

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Old 11-24-2010, 04:19 AM   #13
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Price was right, $16 each at chicago bmw.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:51 AM   #14
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The part is called Signal Holder, Short and the BMW part number is 6313 7676 316.

I put them on mine about a year ago and am very happy with them. Cleans up the look of the front end IMHO. They are used on F800GS and several others. About a fifteen minute job to swap them. The right and left are identical. And they are illegal here in the US. "I don't Know how they got so short, officer ... honestly."

Thank you!

BTW, I see you have both the GSA beak and the OEM fog light brackets. Did you have to modify either to get them to work together? BMW says they don't fit together.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:05 AM   #15
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They fit fine together .....

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Thank you!

BTW, I see you have both the GSA beak and the OEM fog light brackets. Did you have to modify either to get them to work together? BMW says they don't fit together.
The beak has indentations in it for the Torx screws and the front part of the Aux light bracket fits into it perfectly. The screws that came with the kit were already plenty long. The lights are spread out slightly, maybe a degree or two, but I like it like that. I suppose that is why BMW says not to use them togeter. The beams are very flat and wide anyway. I have them more for daytime visibilty than anything else. At night they are much better than the low beams and I like the extra right/left side lighting.
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