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post #1 of 6 Old 11-13-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas for extra rear turn signals

I put on a Happy Trails rack with Denali bags. I don't like the way they hid the rear signals.

On my trip to Alaska I put some cheap Ebay LED Pods on the Happy Trails bags. Surprising other then when I broke the wires taking the bags off they lasted the trip. However, I want a more permanent solution.

I already have the Eastern Beaver aux light wiring installed, so what I'm really looking for is a good way to get some extra turn signals/running/brake lights on the back of the bike.

At the moment the best option I can find is the Hyperlights.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-14-2010, 08:42 AM
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I've been using Hyperlite LED modules mounted on the luggage for turn signals for a few years. They have quick disconnects on them made out of Gerbing coaxial power cable extensions, but there are other options for quick disconnects.

People who follow me on group rides tell me they like the lighting.


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Whelen makes a light bar that fits nicely under the rear rack. It has bright red run/stop and bright amber turn signals. $89. Model PSRASXCR

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Whelen makes a light bar that fits nicely under the rear rack. It has bright red run/stop and bright amber turn signals. $89. Model PSRASXCR
I know it's supplementary lighting, but I think the turn signals have to be 9+ inches apart in Massachusetts.

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-15-2010, 09:51 AM
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I was going to suggest AdMore Lighting LED Light Kits. They have an LED bar that comes in 2 sizes, but it won't have the separation you seem to want.

Go hakafugu yourself.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-15-2010, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've always been happy with the hyperlite quality. I've had them before on multiple bikes. They just work.

Light bars seem too hard to deal with, as I don't always have the Givi on the bike.

I think Tom's idea with the quick releases is the route I'm going to go. I just have to find the right place and way to mount the LED's on the Happy Trail boxes. I still have some of those Cheapo LED's that I can use to test out placement and view.

I also ordered a bunch of 3M reflective black sheets to add some reflectiveness to the side of the bike as the Bags block the rear reflectors too. For me it's about being seen.

I have enough options on the front of the bike that I'm pretty much happy with., this will complete the back and hopefully be the last thing I decide to do to the bike.

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