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Old 01-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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R80g/s to R100GS fork signal mount options

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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Old 01-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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http://www.motostrano.com/acduroha.html

Handguards with integrated turn signals..... what is linked above is the result of a quick Google, I have the older rallye pro's with TS's, that are no longer made (AFAIK)

or Tusk brand

http://www.opentip.com/product_info....te_banner_id=1

Zeta also makes these, have to buy the mounts and deflectors seperate and they look to be ~$130
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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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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Old 01-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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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?
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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Old 01-11-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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I was thinking these as an option as well, fork mount light pods
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #6
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I was thinking these as an option as well, fork mount light pods
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #7
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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"


Nah, probably powder coat or spray paint it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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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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Old 01-11-2011, 05:30 PM   #9
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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.
Damn. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it...... got a long way to go though.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #10
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turnsignal relocation

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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?
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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Old 01-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #11
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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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Old 01-11-2011, 08:05 PM   #12
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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.
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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Old 01-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #13
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The last few G/Ss I've built had LED turn signal built into the mirror stalks...worked great day or night. But they don't make them anymore.

A set of Acerbis is going on the next two under construction.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andguards.aspx
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=fishkens;14917752]They were designed to disperse light from left to right, the vertical orientation sends the light up and down.
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, THE LENSES ARE DESIGNED TO DISPERSE LEFT TO RIGHT. I COMPARED THE VERTICAL TO THE HORIZONTAL POSITION. NOT ONLY IS THE VERTICAL POSITION EFFECTING THE DISPERSION NEGATIVELY, BUT ALSO THE CLOSER TO FRAME POSITION. THANKS FOR POINTING IT OUT AND MAKING RAVEN AWARE OF THE DISADVANTAGE OF MY SET-UP. HAVING BEEN PULLED OVER BY A COP FOR A BROKEN OFF TURN-SIGNAL AND FINE, IT WAS AN EASY DECISION TO SACRIFICE THE ORIGINAL POSITION. MINE GET THE JOB DONE. THE CORRECT LOCATION OF MY TANK-BAGS ( SEE PIC) WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME, HENCE THE VERTICAL AND NOT HORIZONTAL POSITION. NOTHING IS PERFECT ON THIS BIKE, IT IS NOTHING BUT A COMPROMISE, FROM A TO Z.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:18 AM   #15
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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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