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post #1 of 20 Old 01-14-2009, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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LP Flushmount III 3 Front Turn Signals

Like other Troopers here, I decided to replace the OEM front turn signals. I do like them, but I was concerned about the damage that could be caused to the expensive fairing ($160) they are bolted to in case of a fall.

I decided on the Lockhart Phillips Flushmount III, single filament, with clear lens. The only thing I am not crazy about regarding these lights is the bulbs they use. It sounds like they are not readily available at auto parts stores, so I purchased some extra bulbs when I purchased the turn signals. I also purchased the Suzuki wiring harness adapter that allows direct plug-in to the existing harness without splicing or modification. I did have to drill 2 small 1/8" holes into the fairing to mount the lights, but only one will be visible if I go back to the OEM lights (one will be covered by the rubber boot of the OEM light). I also decided to mount the new lights using rivets and washers instead of the supplied nut and bolt hardware.

I sourced the lights online from Chaparral Motorsports for $13.99/pair, plus $5.99 for the pair of wiring harness adapters.

Link to Flushmount III signals: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...A9C0BE5D71D319

Link to spare bulbs: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...=False&GiftID=

Link to Suzuki wiring harness adapter: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...A9C0BE5D71D319

OEM turn signal:


Inner fairing showing mounted OEM signal:


Fairing opening with signal removed:


New Flushmount III's:


Flushmount III's (Suzuki wiring harness adapters at bottom of picture):


Outer mounting picture. Note close proximity of fairing mounting bolt in lower right. Care must be taken to allow clearance for this bolt:


Inner mounting picture. Care must be taken when drilling mounting holes to allow clearance for mounting the washers under the rivets:


Finished install:


Nicely recessed to avoid damage:

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I like those signals, and had them on my last wee. The down side is they are not very visible from the front, especially during the day. More than once I had situations where oncoming traffic didn't know I was planning to turn because they couldn't see the signal.

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Very nice, thanks for the write up. These were just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, when my order from Chaparral arrived, I discovered the signals were back-ordered! I got the adapter wires and 1 bulb! Oh well, I wonder if I will ever see the lights? I've heard that the Lockhart Phillips aren't offering these any more...


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Chaparral Motorsports has a not so good reputation for not having anything in stock, weird considering how much they have in their store. I used to drive by their shop a couple of times a year on my way to my father's house in Yuma, my policy is that if it is not in stock when I was their I'd order it from somewhere else like rocky mountain or dennis kirk.

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I happened to email Chaparral this morning and I did get a quick response indicating the lights will be in by mid March...so we'll see.


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Nice write-up and looks good!

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Nice. Are the Single or Dual Filament?
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I decided on the Lockhart Phillips Flushmount III, single filament, with clear lens.

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Chaparral came through! Received my back order Thursday, now I just have to find time to install these things!


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HELP!!

I've had all kinds of problems w/ this mod because the wiring harness adapter is the wrong one... I ordered it first from Chapparal and received the wrong adapter - went to my dealer who told me he can't even get the right adapter from LP and has had the same problem quote "all my mechanics save the adapters from trashed blinkers to use later on b/c we can't get them", called Lockhart Phillips directly explained the situation and was told "we've corrected that problem" so I ordered from them and guess what - received the same adapter I got from Chapparal. When I called the rep from LP back he got all cranky and said "we don't make things for anything but sport bikes" - in fact he admitted he didn't even know what a DL650 was. I have old adapters from my OEM blinkers and tried to cut and mend the wiring but now when I hooked up one of the LP lights to try it out it threw off my whole electrical system - the regular OEM blinker would work but when I switched it to the LP blinker not even the dash blinker light would work and then the OEM blinker wouldn't work until I turned the ignition off and on again - almost like I had sprung a fuse. Any help??
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