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Old 05-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Question GS Turn Signal Mods for OffRoad?

I have not turned up any clear answers on search, but was wondering if there are any simple mods or alternatives on the GS's front turn signals to make them more durable?
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Yup, but they are expensive. I went with the Euro turn signals. They are much shorter and tend to survive crashes better. I don't recall how much but they have been on my bike for 5 years and I love them.



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My BMW parts guy got my the part numbers. There is an OLD thread here on ADV about the conversion.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Buy a set of oem rear turn signals and put them up front. They're shorter. You can find them on eBay a lot of times pretty cheap.


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Old 05-03-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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The Euro LEDs run about 45 bucks a pop. I just swapped all mine out on my new LC GS.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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Buy a set of oem rear turn signals and put them up front. They're shorter. You can find them on eBay a lot of times pretty cheap.


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+1 on this mod, just did it today. Super sano!! I'll post pictures in a bit. Keeps the OE look without the goofy length.

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Old 05-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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you can get the stand offs separately. use either the rear stand off (very short stem) or the euro stand off (slightly longer) with your OEM turn signal housings. Both with move the turn signal inward and help prevent damage in a drop.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #8
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you can get the stand offs separately. use either the rear stand off (very short stem) or the euro stand off (slightly longer) with your OEM turn signal housings. Both with move the turn signal inward and help prevent damage in a drop.
If you buy the front turn signal mount from an F800 they are as short as the rear and require no slotting to make them work! Did that to my 09 GS when I first bought it.
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If you buy the front turn signal mount from an F800 they are as short as the rear and require no slotting to make them work! Did that to my 09 GS when I first bought it.
Anyone have a part number for these? Are they 63 13 7 676 316?
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Anyone have a part number for these? Are they 63 13 7 676 316?
Yes, that is the correct part number ... here is a previous post showing them mounted on my GS ..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639144
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+1 for the euro LED's. They're not the low-cost option, but IMO they look far better on the bike, are brighter, and short enough to not get damaged in most drops. Here are the part numbers. The front left and right are the same part number. Rear signals have different numbers for left and right. $58.50 each and they are plug and play - though on the Adventure the rears are a bit of a PITA as you have to loosen the luggage racks and swing them out of the way to get the undertail plastic cover off to access the wiring.

2/63138522499 |LED FLASHER | $58.50| $117.00
1/63238522502 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR RIGHT | $58.50| $58.50
1/63238522501 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR LEFT | $58.50| $58.50
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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Yes, that is the correct part number ... here is a previous post showing them mounted on my GS ..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639144
Outstanding! I do believe the problem has been solved for $32.00 plus shipping.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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+1 for the euro LED's. They're not the low-cost option, but IMO they look far better on the bike, are brighter, and short enough to not get damaged in most drops. Here are the part numbers. The front left and right are the same part number. Rear signals have different numbers for left and right. $58.50 each and they are plug and play - though on the Adventure the rears are a bit of a PITA as you have to loosen the luggage racks and swing them out of the way to get the undertail plastic cover off to access the wiring.

2/63138522499 |LED FLASHER | $58.50| $117.00
1/63238522502 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR RIGHT | $58.50| $58.50
1/63238522501 |LED TURN SIGNAL, REAR LEFT | $58.50| $58.50

A&S and Max both have them for far cheaper.
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So, I just did this over the weekend and here are a few shots. One item of note is that the hole for the fastener needs to be moved slightly inboard in order to fit the front mount.

Here are the results, I showed the original for anyone who wishes to see the difference.



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A&S and Max both have them for far cheaper.
Those are the Max prices
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