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Multi part story.

1. I need new rear signals as the rubber arms are cracked.
2. I need to relocate the rear t/s as I am putting on hard bags.

My exisiting rear t/s are always on amber, blink as t/s.

I am considering putting the new rear t/s into the brake light housing.
Can I use a universal type t/s with a round shaft? Can I use an LED style?

Possible options:
1. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/sb3-LED-aftermarket-universal-motorcycle-turn-signals_W0QQitemZ110035306301QQihZ001QQcategoryZ35598QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
2. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LOCKHART-PHILLIPS-SHORT-STALK-TURN-SIGNALS-UNIVERSAL_W0QQitemZ190033030151QQihZ009QQcategoryZ35598QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
3. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-Turn-Signals-Red-Short-Post-Mount-Lights_W0QQitemZ220027998198QQihZ012QQcategoryZ35571QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You get the idea.

I look forward to your feedback.

Jon
 

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Sounds like someone has converted your rear turn signals to dual filament by installing front turn signals in the rear. You can install any kind of lamp that you can figure out how to mount and wire. If you want the running light option then look for a dual filament bulb like a 1157 (3-wire) or the 1156 (2-wire) for single element for no running light. Amber running lights are illegal in some states. Here in Florida it seems to be ok.

Led's have a problem. Your blinking rate may blink very fast or not at all. You can correct this by installing an LED flasher or by a load resister, (which will heat up). Your better of with an LED flasher. Some LED lamps are not very bright in daylight so keep this in mind. If you use an LED flasher then your dash bad bulb indicator will most likely not work. Meaning if a bulb burns out the flasher will continue to flash the ok bulb and the dash light will blink giving you no indication you have a bad bulb (no big deal). A load resistor will cause everything to work as normal. Not a big deal but wanted you to know. I would us an LED flasher as this would lower the current draw and help the stator if I went the LED route. Make sure the lamp you get does not require a ground thru it's shaft to work. Look for 3 wires for dual filament or 2 wires for single filament.

hope this helps?
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Cegodsey posted some pics how he mounted stock turn signals onto the rear brake light housing.

 

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Cegodsey posted some pics how he mounted stock turn signals onto the rear brake light housing.

I saw these. Can I use any turn signal as I am cutting my own hole anyway? Some of the universal ones just have a round shaft, much easier than cutting out the shape for our specific t/s base.
 

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As long as it fits on the housing.....
 

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Just remember to put a piece that will support the t/s inside the housing.
 
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