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Old 11-03-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default How to install aftermarket turn signals.

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Ok, here is the long how to complete with video and pictures. I hope this helps out all the people who want to do this mod. I even purposely made a big mistake just to show you guys what not to do.

1. Iron
2. Solder
3. Wire Cutters
4. Wire Strippers
5. Shrink Wrap
6. Flat Head Screw Driver
7. Philips Head Screw Driver
8. Hex Socket
9. 10mm Socket
10. Electrical Tape
11. Hair Dryer or Candle or Heat Gun
12. Soft Cloth

1: Remove two screws on headlight. Lift up and out.

2: Disconnect headlight bulb. Pull hard because it may not come easy. Place headlight on a soft surface.

3: Place cloth on front fender.

4: Remove two hex bolts on headlight and lay it on the cloth that is on your fender. Take note of the hash mark on both the headlight bracket and the headlight itself. These will help you line it up when you're done. Also, grip it firm when you reattach it because it will move as you tighten the hex bolts.

5: Use flat head screw driver to detach the blue connecor to the right blinker (imagine you are sitting on the bike).

6: Use a 10mm socket to reach inside the turn signal bracket to remove the nut. Remove the turnsignal.


7:Lay both signals side by side. The finnished project must be at least as long as the stock signal.

8: Put the aftermarket signal in the large hole with the lockwaster and nut on the same side. Point the signal toward the rear of the bike and tighten the nut as much as possible with your fingers. Then turn the signal 180 degrees making it tight. No tools are requried to make it tight. (surprised how easy that was?)

9: Cut the aftermarket signals near the middle.

10: Strip the ends.

11: Cut the stock signals near the middle and strip the ends I cut the running wire very short so not to get confused. Be careful when removing the black plastic off the signals so you don't cut a wire by mistake.

12: Twist the light blue wire to the positive (yellow for targa) and the green wire to the negative (black for targa).

13: Put tape over the connections and plug it in for a test run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM_uQyBrDWU

14: *Important* place the shrink wrap tube over the wire before you solder it together. If you forget you'll need to cut it again. The tubes are found in any hardware store. They are much better than tape that will dry out and fall off.

15: Solder. It helps to have a friend hold it.

X : If you solder the singals off the bike (as I purposly did to show you how not to do it ) Then you won't be able to get the nut past the Honda connector.

16: Slide the tubes over the solder and hit it with a hair dryer. It will be a slower process. A heat gun is ideal but not everyone has one. A candle is also a good method if you take it easy. You can see my tube in this picture.

17: Put some electrical tape over the running light wire. I cut mine short and just left it there.

18: Do the same for the left light. Orange is the positive and should go with the yellow Targa wire. Green is the negative and goes with the black Targa wire. The running light is the orange/white and should be left alone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNbWvy_CUiM

19: Put it back together and enjoy! Don't forget the hash marks on the headlight!

This is what it will look like.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5PmL2Pvzc
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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This is very helpful, Steve, thanks!
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jr63bYv4Y

Here is a video explanation I made today.
For those who don't like to read
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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Here is a video explanation I made today.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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Where'd you get those front turnsignals? I've repaced the rear ones when i did the fender eliminator. Now i can't wait to get rid of those huge factory front signals.

Purposely. Riiiiiiight...

Seriously, this will really help to look at before i start. Thanks, Steve!
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:44 AM   #6
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I got them from Targa. They were pretty cheap and I think they look good. They are bulbs so they won't mess with your blink rate.

I wanted something clear, not too small and using a bulb. These fit the bill.

http://www.targa-acc.com/cgi-bin/pro...10B-C&format=3
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:49 PM   #7
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Wow...they really rape you on the shipping.

I got the cat-eye turn signals instead of the arrow. Just my preference...but still clear lenses and amber bulbs. I can't wait to get rid of the huge stock monstrosities. Good price, too. But that shipping charge...crazy. How much did they charge you for shipping, SSS?
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:11 PM   #8
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They stuck it to me too. If I remember right it was something like $8.50, but it still came out pretty cheap.

Good luck with the install.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:20 PM   #9
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Wow...they really rape you on the shipping.

I got the cat-eye turn signals instead of the arrow. Just my preference...but still clear lenses and amber bulbs. I can't wait to get rid of the huge stock monstrosities. Good price, too. But that shipping charge...crazy. How much did they charge you for shipping, SSS?
Ooooohhh....I like the cat-eye short stalk black with clear lenses.... PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETY...


think I'm gonna get me some

Thanks for the idea JMD
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:23 PM   #10
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Thank SSS...he showed me where to get em.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:19 PM   #11
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Here is a finished pic...thought i'd add to SSS's collection...



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Old 12-30-2006, 06:13 PM   #12
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They look good. They are bigger than the picture would suggest. I think those are a good size. Not to big not too small.

Have you thought about a center stand yet JMD? I got the Motech one that doesn't require taking the exhaust apppart to install it. It works awsome. Makes oil changes, tire changes, chain adjustments, ect. A lot easier.
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Yeah, i think they're a good size. Any smaller and they'd look kinda like little nubs. I'm happy with 'em.

I've thought about a center stand, but i have a rear stand that i haven't even had to use yet...so it's not really a priority. After my first oil change and chain maintenance i may sing a different tune, but i'll just wait and see if i can get by without it for now. But if i find that i do need one you'll be the first one to know.
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You da man Steve, thanks for all the info about this and other topics.
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Many thanks for the post...it came in handy last weekend!
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