What turn signals are you using on your DS bike

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some opinions on turn signals for your dual sport bikes. I know I have ridden several thousand miles over three years and still can't keep signals on my bike. I started out crashing and taking them off and now I'm riding tighter and tighter singletrack and keep wiping them off on branches.

So what do you use?:

1. No Turn Signals

2. Flush mount turn signals

3. Aftermarket turn signals like Lockhart Phillips or Bike Master, etc

4. Stock turn signals (because your bike came with them)

5. Aftermarket signals in a kit like from Baja Designs or Trick

6. Signals mounted some other way/place (Thanks wvdualsport!)

I'm just getting tired of replacing them after nearly every ride and trying to get a feel for what everyone else is doing.

If you have any comments about your experiences with certain brands or dealers please add that too.

Thanks,

trailhead :thumbsup:

Edited by trailhead2004

Front: Zeta handguards w/ led turnsignals

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These will fit on any set of barkbusters ( you will probably have to drill new mountiung holes)

Rear: DRC/Sicass flush mount led's

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Both front and rear turnsignals can be broken, but it does take some effort. And if/when you do break them, you probably will have larger issues to be concerned with.

Aftermarket turn sigs (WPS 601908A, available at TT store) on the front:

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And my own design on the back. Flush-mount, I guess.

Kinda want to re-do this one, make it a little more visible during the day.

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I have the flush mounted signals from pro cycle:

(3/4 down the page)

http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm

I Have them installed on the outside of the rear fender and have yet to even hit them on anything. They are bright and extremely low-profile.

I'm watching guys, thanks for the feedback.

Any negatives from any of the vendors?

I'm a little partial to the flush mount rears and the bark buster mounted units. Did you guys try regular turn signals on a stock first or did you just go straight to those?

trailhead :thumbsup:

I had a pair of rubber stock signals on a previous bike and broke them off within a half of a season and had to repair them numerous times. Pro-Cycle is a great vendor with amazing customer service and I believe the signals took 2 days from order to delivery.

on the '04-'07 rfs, you can add 194 sockets inside the tail light.

Interesting. I must not have seen that taillight assembly because I haven't seem one that would have enough room for signals too.

You have a picture?

trailhead:cheers:

And my own design on the back. Flush-mount, I guess.

Kinda want to re-do this one, make it a little more visible during the day.

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Did you stuff the board yourself or is that a repurposed part from something else?

trailhead:cheers:

Not my picture, but this is the set up I use. Same tail assembly and turn signals.

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They are both from sicass racing.

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194 sockets, 194 ultra bright amber Jamstrait bulbs. You can get those at autozone, pepboys, etc

I got the 194 socket from memotronics. Try a ebay search. they were cheap, like $.25 each

Did you stuff the board yourself or is that a repurposed part from something else?

trailhead:cheers:

Did 'em all myself.

I prefer the larger stockers, because people can't seem to see bikes in the first place, let alone tiny little turn signals blinking.

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tusk lights held on by 3m tape, tucked away from falls and very bright. going on 2 years

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home made turn signals that are also bright and durable

Did 'em all myself.

Nice work!

trailhead :smirk:

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Thanks guys. I'm stilll following. I was out of town on business last week and didn't have an opportunity to look in.

trailhead :eek:

Hand signals

fronts are UFO kit rears are about same as fivewide

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