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Old 12-04-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Turn signal options, GS with PD tank

So, I do have a turn signal electrical problem. But I have a mechanical problem as well. I pulled the heavy GSPD fairing and put the GS bucket on for grins and the turn signal stalks hit the tank as shown in the pics below. It loses more than 30 degrees of turn on either side, reducing the lock to lock turn by 60 degrees!





Any ideas? The lower fork mount wouldn't be any better. Maybe barkbusters with integrated turn signals? I have no interest in bar-end signals. Stick-on signals would work on the flats on the front of the tank but that seems kind of half-4$$. Can't see a simple solution for mounting them on the bucket.

BTW, I really like the look and handling of the bike configured in this way. It's also quieter with my head in clean air. You get a typical, naked-bike wind blast in the torso but the big tank gets the wind off my knees which I like.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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I run hand protectors with integrated turn signals... what I have are NLA, but there are other options available.

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Old 12-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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Kawasaki (I think) do ones that clamp to the handle bars, put them so they are underneath the bars and out near the switch gear. If you then run barkbusters (or similar) they get protected by said barkbusters.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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This was an issue on the mono g/s when they were fitted with the paris dakar kit

There's a small bracket that limits the steering stop enough to prevent the indicators hitting the tank - parts 12 and 13. Listed at less than $3.5 for the pair. http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...47&hg=51&fg=20
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #5
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There are tons of places selling dot marker lights in yellow LED.

These are easy to put on due to their size and lack of power consumption
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:04 AM   #6
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The builder of my bike crafted some alloy brackets and used 800/1200GS LED blinkers.



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Old 12-05-2014, 05:15 AM   #7
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I was thinking along these lines as well.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #8
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I'm wondering whether that lip on the tank where the fairing slots on is hollow or not... Looks like an ideal place to drill a hole and mount an indicator.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:35 AM   #9
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I run hand protectors with integrated turn signals... what I have are NLA, but there are other options available.

Ok - gotta ask Solo - what is that on your bike? (the gray metallic looking thing with ragged looking edges)
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:33 AM   #10
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Ok - gotta ask Solo - what is that on your bike? (the gray metallic looking thing with ragged looking edges)
Which ragged looking thing?
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:46 AM   #11
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I think you're being teased about your tank paint job...
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:57 AM   #12
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I think you're being teased about your tank paint job...
Possible

That is an OOOOLD picture, here's a more current one:

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #13
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Fiddling around is half the fun of owning a bike, that being said...

you might have just removed the windshield from the PD dash and had all the air flow you wanted?

Done it many times when it's really warm here in the Arkan. Probably same sort of feel you'd get with your current set up...and...turn signals stay where they are.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:07 PM   #14
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Possible

That is an OOOOLD picture, here's a more current one:
Ahhhh Ok - becomes much clearer now
No teasing intended - the angle of the old picture had me thinking there was something attached in front of the tank...
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:29 PM   #15
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Fiddling around is half the fun of owning a bike, that being said...

you might have just removed the windshield from the PD dash and had all the air flow you wanted?

Done it many times when it's really warm here in the Arkan. Probably same sort of feel you'd get with your current set up...and...turn signals stay where they are.
I always rode without the windshield. The fairing creates significant turbulence at the base of my helmet. (The windshield was even worse.) Much, much quieter without it.
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