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LED Front Turn Signals


cstatman
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Caveat - YES, by buying el Cheapo Cycle Gear 2 wire LED instead of 3 wire - I lost front running light capability  (i dont care)  a GOOD mechanic would buy 3 wire LEDs and maintain the front running lights

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Remove side panel  (3 bolts, 2 plastic bolts by radiator guard)

Remove stock turn signal, leaving you with gaping hole - save stock signal backing plateIMG_0281.jpeg
 

 

Insert Yamaha Blanking Plate (i got these from eBay - I have 3 sets extra, and will mail them free, in an envelope only -  to the first 3 guys who PM me US address, then follow up with something cool)
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flip panel, line up stock backing plate
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insert 10mm LED signal stem and tighten

have dog check your work as quality control

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I cut the stock leads off the stock signals,  I'll never use them, and would rather have the snap-lock ease of removing sidepanels with stock connectors

I then measure twice, line up the stock harness with aftermarket, and do all the soldering, heat shrinking, and cleanup

the BLUE wire is for running lights,   i kept it in place, in case I buy spendy signals next time I knock the bike over, and need to replace signals
 

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I cannot emphasize enough the value of some heat shrink tubing,  it cleans up the process, insulates your work from water and grime, and hides your mediocre soldering job
 

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Reinstall the panels, plug everything in,  and

 

and - voila - your bike looks a bit cleaner, and you habe less to knock off when you fall over in the DURT

 

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