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post #1 of 21 Old 06-14-2005, 09:24 PM
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Turnsignal replacement

My wife tired to move my 650 this morning an managed to dump it. I need to replace the brake lever and right turn signal. I am thinking about flushmount signals. Any suggestions? Will I need to drill? Thanks in advance. Joe Mc up here in Vt.
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-14-2005, 11:57 PM
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Here is some info that came handy when mine fell over and I had to replace the front turn signals. This site is good for other info as well.

http://www.motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom1.html


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Lockhart Flush Mount III Turn Signals.Won't break when you tip over. Available with or without running lights. About $16.
http://www.accwhse.com/lockhart.htm#Marker%20lights

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-15-2005, 12:54 AM
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I second the recommendation of the Lockhart-Phillips Flush Mount IIIís. Easy to install and look factory. You need to drill a couple of holes for mounting screws, but I preferred that to double-sided tape because here in Florida itís been my experience that accessories attached with tape tend to peel off in the heat of the sun.

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I just replaced my front turn signals this past week. I went with the sticky foam method only to have the one side come off after only about a week. Today, I did the drilling thing and I see no reason why they won't stay put forever...

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post #5 of 21 Old 06-20-2005, 09:50 PM
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I put the Lockhart ones I my bike as well. Drilled the holes, no big deal...and they look good. I like them better than the stock signals, but I did not really have a choice...did the vstrom drop the first week I had it. Messed up the clutch lever too, shortened it by about an inch and a half, I actually like it that way though.

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post #6 of 21 Old 06-24-2005, 08:30 PM
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I have to replace my front turn signals. I want running lights also. Can I just buy the dual element signals and run the 3rd wire (for the running lights) to the battery?

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post #7 of 21 Old 06-24-2005, 08:41 PM
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Running lights

I just realized that won't work because the lights would be on all the time. So where do I attach the 3rd wire to?
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post #8 of 21 Old 06-27-2005, 04:11 AM
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Just Curious

I too have had to replace a turn signal on my DL650 (left front). I too was thinking maybe I should get flush mounts as they would look better and not break when the bike tips over (if it ever tips over again that is LOL).

Then I thought....hmmm.... that it was good that the turn signal took the damage for the fall; meaning that if I did change to flush mounts my signals would not be the sacrificial lamb of the incident. Instead of only $70.00 CDN for a new signal I may be looking at paint and body work for the side of the fairnig that the stock signal had saved.

Any thoughts?

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post #9 of 21 Old 06-28-2005, 12:28 PM
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Then I thought....hmmm.... that it was good that the turn signal took the damage for the fall; meaning that if I did change to flush mounts my signals would not be the sacrificial lamb of the incident. Instead of only $70.00 CDN for a new signal I may be looking at paint and body work for the side of the fairnig that the stock signal had saved.

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(Turn signals won't do anything to protect the bike)

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post #10 of 21 Old 06-28-2005, 08:47 PM
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Crash bars and turn signals

Crash bars are always an excellent idea and I will order a set soon as I decide on a style and manufacturer. Thanks.

My next question is: will the typical V-Strom crash bars prevent a front turn signal from being damaged if the bike tips over. Can anyone speak from experience?

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