This is a photo guide to installing the turn signal conversion kit from Electrical Connection
. This kit adds red LEDs for brake and run functions to your stock rear turn signals, while keeping the turn signal bulb and yellow lens to stay legal. http://www.electricalconnection.com/...star&sport.htm
It can be tricky running the wires through the signal stems, which is the main reason for this post. You can't run the wires next to the socket as instructed - it's too tight and will actually mash the insulation off the wires. There are other ways I'm sure, but this was easy and worked for me.
Let's start with the signal unit off the bike, and the lens removed. As you remove the lenses, go ahead and silicone the LED boards to them (allow time to set before reassembly).
Remove the screw holding the stem retainer clip and pull the clip.
Grab the socket by the little tab and pull that up to remove it. Pull it all the way out, and remove the round rubber seal on the socket wires if present. It won't fit anymore when we're done, and silicone will seal it up.
Now you have to remove the rubber stem from the light housing. I made this easy on myself by cutting a notch in the front of the stem so the lip would push in with less effort. The clip holds the stem in the housing, so wot the heck?
Now comes the good stuff. Carefully cut a groove in the stem on the side that faces the FRONT of the cycle. The wires don't have to fit flush in the groove, just so they don't compress so much when installed.
Now drill a hole in the stem as shown. This will run the wire back inside the stem.
Looks like rats gnawed it, but that's where the wire will run.
Now run the non-connector
end of the wire in the side hole and out the light end of the stem.
Next handy trick: push the wire protector tube back into the stem and out the light end. This will help run the wires back out.
Part II follows...