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post #1 of 47 Old 07-30-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Which "other" turn signal indcators can be used on the strom?

Hey guys, just had a tip over, nothing too bad, but my indicators are busted, I figure I may just as well replace the front two in conjunction, but dont want to go with the stock Suzuki ones, what are my options?
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Buell turn signals will fit with very little work. The BIG plus is they are cheep, ~$15-20 each and the H-D dealers usually have a bunch in stock. I've got a pair on my workbench waiting for me to get motivated to do the install.

Here is a link to a VSRI thread that explains how to do the install.
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There is a whole world of opportunity right in front of you. You basically can use whatever. Keep in mind that the stock use 21w bulbs so if you go with lower, you need to wire in a turn signal relay to regulate blinker speed (if desired). They are widely available. I used short stalks and replaced all fours, but most replace with Buell stalks.
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YukonTracker......how did you do that to your lights?
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Watsen Designs makes some pretty trick (and expensive) signals;

http://www.watsendesign.com/Suzuki_P...m_Products.htm

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bonnie and I tipped over yesterday on a vancouver island ride! Up this steep hill from the beach and making a left up another steep hill I had to come to a stop prior to proceeding and with the strom angled left for the turn, the ground was too far away from my foot, and down she goes!
minor damage but the left turn signal was toast. nearby dealer quoted me $79 Cdn dollars for the assembly (not in stock) so I managed through the day and got home bought some flush mounts at cascade motorsports in mission BC. old package sitting on the shelf, $5.95 for the pair!!!!
cheapest fix in all my 29 years of two wheels! they look good too!

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Cab clearance lights from Napa Auto Parts. Cheap, tough, bright and (IMO) pretty cool looking.
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Warhammer. I really like the look of those. Any install details?
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Warhammer. I really like the look of those. Any install details?
I installed them with 3M automotive double-sided tape and one screw. They aren't plug & play, as you do have to do a tiny bit of work on them. They are designed to screw down to the roof of a truck, and the screw through the sheet metal provides a ground. So, you have to add a ground wire. There are two pretty easy ways to do this. You can just solder a wire onto the metal bracket and you're good to go. Or, you can cannibalize the sockets from another light that has two wires and just replace original wires with your scrounged wires. Either way, you'll have them up and running in a few minutes.

I had some Lockhart-Phillips flush mount signals before these. I really didn't like them very much. They looked good, but they weren't very visible. The new ones are much easier for other vehicles to see. They extend out about twice as far from the side of the bike, but are still very streamlined. The fluting on the inside of the lenses makes the signal visible from all directions.

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YukonTracker......how did you do that to your lights?
If you're talking about his black headlight surrounds...talk to Speedstar(Devin) on this Forum. He makes all types of nice products for of Stroms.

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