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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front Signals - Replace with Fork Tube LED?

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with replacing their front signals with LED's?

I'm not totally sold on this style, but they look very minimalist which I like.

http://www.chromeglow.com/catalog.as...showprevnext=1

My question is ... I can't even see how the current signals are wired up - there isn't any wiring visible. Does it come out of a hole in the forks or something?

I'm also assuming I'd have to cut off the current signals with a grinder (carefully) or remove the fork tubes.

Any insight would be appreciated!

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The turn signal assemblies have a pig tail which threads to the inside of the headlight assembly and plugs into a wiring harness. If you remove the 30 mm nut on the top yolk and slacken the top yolk clamp bolts around each fork tube the entire handle bar assembly can be remove as a unit by sliding over the top of the fork tubes. You can then slacken the indicator assembly clamp bolts and slide the assembly of the top of the fork tubes. If you have a wind screen you will have to remove it and the mount assembly first.

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Thanks navarre - much appreciated.

I looked again at the lights and I can see the little wires entering each turn signal at the bottom.

So, just to clarify - the forks won't fall off the bike if the top 30mm nuts are removed and the entire handle bar assembly is lifted slightly off the top of the bike?

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Draeger - The forks will still be attached at the axle and mud guard. I didn't have any problem when I removed my handle bar and yolk assembly.

If you install the new fork mounted LED turn indicators, post a photo. I'd like to see how they look on the bike.

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Replaced a front indicator assy that was broken by the previous owner. What a great example of British engineering! I didnt read this forum properly and removed the top of the shocky. I will admit i swore.
Jack up the bike (we all know how easy that is) take the pressure off the frt wheel and screw the cap on again. Piece of cake.
Rang a dealer in our capital city and he informed me that the only way to remove the indicator was to remove the shocky from the bottom. Mudguard, brakes axel etc.
Panic a bit ,then re-read this post. Thanks a million. Got a 30mm socket and extension, didnt have a spanner thet big. Guess what. The handlebars are in the way. Bloody poms.
Used a shifter vveeerrryy carefully and removed the nut, wriggled the top yoke up ( after loosening the clamps) and off she came. Redid the wiring, remove the headlight etc etc screwed it all back up tight, job done.
Surely there is a better way of designing indicators? Or dont they break on motorbikes?
Gave her a quick polish and a love and now ready to hit the road.
Thanks for the technical help that gets posted here.

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