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My front turn signals are hangin' like earings and I intend to replace them with simple aftermarket markers. Any advice on mounting "stud-mount" lights in place of the stock "insert-twist-then bolt" lights?
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i like the mini bullets personally, i would get them in led though, they are about 50 dollars for the twin poll set (runing and turnsignal) i have singal poll led ones if you would like or i could convert it to a dual poll filement amber bulb. they are smoked lensed with amber leds

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i am mounting mine on the lower tree on the clamp bolt

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LEDs are definitely worth looking into, as they last virtually forever, are extremely vibration resistant, and draw A LOT less power, but they do have a few caveats to watch for....

Some LED lights are very "directional"...by that I mean they are not nearly as bright if viewed from the side, as viewed from the front. Also: many of them look really good in lower light conditions, but in or near mid-day bright sunlight (especially in the summertime) some of them can pretty much be overwhelmed.

Soooooo....do you homework ahead of time. Get feedback from other sources you trust before shelling out your hard-earned dollars on LED light systems!!!...

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I have these for turn signals mounted on the side of the license plate

the red ones

I have this for a stop tail and tag light


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I put my ninja 500 turn signals on my VN750 lol
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For basic turn signals I found these folks. Looks OEM a half the price and comes complete with bulbs and all. They are out of the front turn signals.
My rears just came in today. Worth the money.

http://www.darkhorsemotorcycleparts....50-ZN1100.html

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For basic turn signals I found these folks. Looks OEM a half the price and comes complete with bulbs and all. They are out of the front turn signals.
My rears just came in today. Worth the money.

http://www.darkhorsemotorcycleparts....50-ZN1100.html
Yup, the Bikemaster 26-2025 (front) and 26-2026 (rear) are direct OEM replacements. You can find them at a lot of different places. I'm pretty sure the fronts are on backorder right from Bikemaster, as they're currently out of stock everywhere I've seen them. I was told that mine should arrive the first few days of October. They're usually $18-$20 each, with shipping usually being within a few bucks, making them almost the exact same total price regardless of where you get them. I actually managed to find an online store that was a local shop who had them for $16.xx, meaning I was able to pick them up rather than paying for shipping.

I would've preferred to switch to stud-mount signals, but the price and direct fit of these ended up winning out. They don't include the metal bushing in the screw hole, so make sure to transfer those over from your old signals. If you need new screws, the Kawasaki part number is 92009-1662 (replaces 92009-1288). My local dealer had them in stock (they seem to be used on a variety of bikes) for under $2 each. I don't really like paying $2 for a screw, but it's under $8 total and it was actually cheaper than I found them online.


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I've drawn up a design to mount the stud-type signals in the stock location(s) and once I get it all set up, I'll post some pics. Thanks for the info y'all!
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Yes those are cheap. Dennis Kirks are like 30 bucks
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