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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I bought a 250 Rebel a few months ago to play with, one of the first things I did was to remove the stock turn signals. They are bigger than the ones on the Vulcan, and looked hideous on such a small bike. I had planned to replace them with those small LED ones, but found out they are not legal in my state (BTW, most sportbikes you see with those tiny turn signals have aftermarket non-DOT legal signals, and most of them have had the factory rear fender removed as well) AZ requires the signals to be DOT legal, and be a certain distance apart. No height requirement, as far as I know, but they must say DOT right on the lense. AZ does not require turn signals on motorcycles, but if they are there, they must be legal. So I decided to just go without them. I had already been riding my Yamaha XT225 dual sport bike around without turn signals for almost 3 years. I've noticed that car herders seem to pay more attention to arm signals than they do lights anyway. They probably don't know what they mean, but it catches their attention, so they watch out. I would not recommend this to an inexperienced rider, as you need both hands on the bars. But a more accomplished rider shouldn't really have any problems. BTW, I do still have the stock turn signals on my Vulcan, and plan on leaving them there. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike