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post #1 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal Mirrors?

Wouldn't it be cool if someone made lighted turn signal mirrors for our motos, like new cars have? they could design them with LED wrap around lites that show turn blinks front, side, and rear! Heck, why not add brake lites in there also? how about a flexible stalk so they'd be less likely to break during laydowns? comments?

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-06-2012, 02:14 PM
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Wouldn't it be cool if someone made lighted turn signal mirrors for our motos, like new cars have? they could design them with LED wrap around lites that show turn blinks front, side, and rear! Heck, why not add brake lites in there also? how about a flexible stalk so they'd be less likely to break during laydowns? comments?

RideSafer.com has something like that, an add on, not a whole new mirror.

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I have toyed with the idea............adding amber LED's to the front of the mirror plastic housing, as well as "inside" (behind) the mirror glass where the LED directs light out the back of the mirror. Once you get the mirror apart, you can carefully scratch away the mirror finish on the backside of the glass to allow the LED to shine thru. The mirror glass comes out after carefully soaking the mirror in boiling water.......enough to soften the gooey contact cement that holds the glass. I got as far as removing the glass and scribing a very small circle in the glass with an Exacto blade for the LED to shine thru. Never ordered any LED's.......and the project died on the vine. The mirror was a busted/scratched donor a member gave to me......

Some members (see Kenneth Moore's posts) have installed the amber LED's on the frontside of the Barkbuster Guards. His look "trick".......
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Check out newer model GSXR mirrors. They have exactly that.
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post #5 of 21 Old 11-08-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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or?.....

how about little 2 inch led lite strips on front and mirror sides of each? does someone make such a thing?

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post #6 of 21 Old 11-08-2012, 02:28 PM
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I would go one step further than the mirrors and put an orange LED strip on the hand guards too.
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-08-2012, 02:39 PM
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These could work....AdMore Lighting LED Light Kits

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Kenneth Moore has "blazed a path" for us already...........

http://www.stromtrooper.com/product-...led-strip.html
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post #9 of 21 Old 11-08-2012, 03:03 PM
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I like using individual LEDs.

I have six yellow LEDs in each handguard.
They were cheap, and easy to install. I did the math,
and put one 51-ohm resistor in series with three LEDs.

I used LePage's liquid tape to paint over the connections inside
the handguards, and the indicators have been reliable for 3 years.

I am sure lots of people have done similar work, and others will follow.

The only thing that makes my installation unusual is simply this:
I draw power from the REAR turn signals, by tapping into a cable that
is inside the plastic under the left side of the seat. My idea is this:
there are lots of reasons for taking off the front fairing, and any extra
wires up front may give rise to breakage by people not expecting the wires,
or extra charges for extra work undoing and redoing connections.

I think that additional signal lamps up front are not so important as
extra signal lamps in the rear, and that is one of my planned improvements.

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I use Ducati Multistrada mirrors.

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