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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION OF AUXILLAY REAR TURN SIGNAL
Hello guys:
We all know how dangerous the roads are these days and there even you are a great driver/ biker/ motorcyclist, it is sometimes others that will cause problems!!! One of the many ways to reduce the risk of being hit by others specially getting whipped in the rear end is to increase the visibility for other drivers when making turns.
I have accomplished this in two ways:
1. by adding auxiliary light around front fender. (I will post about this later)
2. by adding additional turn signals in the back.
In this post I am going to touch on the 2nd case and show you how I easily added a very nice set of turn signals on by beloved 2008 Burgman and it even made the bike much sexier to say the least!!!
This is How:
-For this installation i have purchased a nice heavy duty set of aluminum Turn Signals from Ebay made by EMICO. They are many different kinds available, make sure to get the one that most durable because it will certainly be exposed to many road elements and rain. You don't want to get the cheap ones. Stay away from the cheap Chinese made signals that are fake chromes and is plasticish! These bad quality signals can cause more trouble by shortening the system and will cause extensive electrical damage to your ride. For around $35.00 you can get a nice set. This is most important part of installation so spent time and look around. Ebay has some good ones but you must look and browse...
Important to make-sure that you get a 1/4" screw size which is most standard.
-Remove the rear reflectors on the back. These are read colored and are installed right on the plate holder bracket. Each one has 2 tiny screws you can easily remove and save each reflector.
-Remove the rear light access body cover Tupperware. One is located between the 2 head lights which give you access to all the lower electrical wiring for the plate lights and stop lights. The 2nd access cover is right on the the top of the 1st one that has a SUZUKI logo sticker on it. This 2nd access door is to access to turn signals lights. Gently pull each access door and place them in a safe on top of a clean towel, PLEASE!!!YOU DON'T WANT TO SCRATCH THAT NICE PAINT JOB.
-Get a 1/8" larger drill bit than the actual size of the turn signals screws, drill in to the existing holes so that you enlarge holes on both side. Again this holes are where the former reflector where installed. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!! under the bracket is you plastic mud-guard, don't operate your drill in full speed so that you don't continue drilling into your mud guard.
Now for the rest of the installations follow the pictures. Because the forum won't allow more than 5 pictures I am do that in 2 separate post so that I get all the pictures in...Good luck/
 

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Re: How to be safer by adding rear auxillary turn signals P.

Thank you Thomasg and Bentley.

Nice job. I like the close shot of the light and mount. One thing I like to do is put heat shrink or electrical tape on the solder connections. We get a lot of corrosive road spray here in the rust belt.
 

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So by doing this are you getting rid of your side reflectors? If so you are giving up being seen from the side at night and braking the law in most states in the USA. You don't have your location in your profile so I don't know perhaps it is not illegal in your country. They do look good. I agree more lights are a lot safer. I have added extra lights for running, brake and turn signals.
 

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TwoWheelTim said:
Thank you Thomasg and Bentley.

Nice job. I like the close shot of the light and mount. One thing I like to do is put heat shrink or electrical tape on the solder connections. We get a lot of corrosive road spray here in the rust belt.
Thank you yes you are 100% correct. I always cover all the solders with 3 layers of Gardner liquid tape...Please see the image
However I run out of the time and I didn't take any pictures of that, I am sorry about it...
I found liquid tape much better and much more durable for sensitive electrical works, I.e motorcycle repairs and updates. I add one layer and let dry and I add 2 more consecutive layers in the same manner. This way you get an awesome solid/ rattle proof/water proof connection. You made a very good point...THANK YOU
 

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model28a said:
So by doing this are you getting rid of your side reflectors? If so you are giving up being seen from the side at night and braking the law in most states in the USA. You don't have your location in your profile so I don't know perhaps it is not illegal in your country. They do look good. I agree more lights are a lot safer. I have added extra lights for running, brake and turn signals.
This is very good point. No, you don't need to get rid of all your reflectors, You can either replace them I.E install them right on your plastic mud guard or purchase some high quality 3M stick on reflector to replace them. I have done that...THANK YOU
 
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