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Old 10-13-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Word of Warning...

Take this for what it's worth, but if you're the type who drops their F800 fro time to time riding beligerantly in the woods, you might want to shorten the front turn signal stalk.

I'm running the TT upper and lower guards on my '13, and after 6 times down this week, they did a fantastic job keeping all that plastic safe.

However, my front long fairing that goes to the beak is cracked where the turn signal mounts from being pushed in when it hit the ground.

Only thing that really sucks about it is that the TT guards did a good job, and something like that is what cracked the plastic! I wish I had the foresight to think about that before, and shortened them.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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So it's the fault of the signal stalk and not the guard?

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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well first of all say what year your bike is. I know it's the new generation but still. I have the old generation 2010 and even after several drops in the woods everything is fine with the LED turn signals (oh you might post some pics showing that, and even say what kind of turn signals you have), and I don't even have upper crash bars.

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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It's a 2013.

It's negates the protection the guards offer because it sticks out past them, so when I laid the bike down, and the road was off camber, it pushed into the plastic and cracked it.

Not saying that it will happen everytime, just saying that the potential is there for an unecassary breakage.

I'll take a pic
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:36 AM   #5
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Bummer......There were someone a few years back here on advr, who cracked his beak, I think it was, and successfully found an adhesive that vulcanized the two parts back together, but I cannot for the life of me think of what he used. How did the fork sliders fare......????
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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This is why I keep my '02 DR650! After dropping it, i find, I just don't care.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #7
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I ran out of money and didn't have time to get the brake lines done before I left.

I would've loved to have ran them trough there paces there though. We did the MS and AR portion of the TAT, and MS is almost all gravel roads. So it was a constant assault of rocks when I wasn't navigating. Haha
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #8
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Ok. This is what I'm talking about. In this pic you can kinda see what I'm talking about.



Hard to see the crack because of the viynl wrap, but it's not bad. I'll try to find some sort of adhesive to bond it back so it doesn't spread, and re-wrap it.

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I ran out of money and didn't have time to get the brake lines done before I left.

I would've loved to have ran them trough there paces there though. We did the MS and AR portion of the TAT, and MS is almost all gravel roads. So it was a constant assault of rocks when I wasn't navigating. Haha
I see...... It is good to see that you use the bike in a ehhhh..... " rough manner.."
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:10 AM   #10
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Naw. I treat her like a princess...

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
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Some folks have replaced their front turn signal stalks, with a set of rear signals, which are shorter. Im planning to convert mine to LED this winter, and will likely go that route.

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #12
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I've been trying to figure out a good solution for the '13.

I think i'm going to pull the trigger on the HDB handguard signals and just remove the stock ones all together. That will leave an ugly hole though, but I think I'm ok with that since I'll now be able to mount up some Aux Lights off the Headlight mounts.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #13
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I've been trying to figure out a good solution for the '13.

I think i'm going to pull the trigger on the HDB handguard signals and just remove the stock ones all together. That will leave an ugly hole though, but I think I'm ok with that since I'll now be able to mount up some Aux Lights off the Headlight mounts.
I didn't think about mounting turn signals on the handguards.... That's why I love web forums!

Any one know of options for this? As far as clamp on LED turns?
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I didn't think about mounting turn signals on the handguards.... That's why I love web forums!

Any one know of options for this? As far as clamp on LED turns?
Not quite clamp on, but bright.... he he....
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #15
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I ordered some short stalks like that. I think that just putting them in the current location will be fine, but I might mess around with mounting them in the handguards. I dig that.
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