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Well I just spent three hours (that's right....three hours) installing my Euro turn signals. I've only had my bike for a month and never taken it apart so it was definitely a learning experience. The lights came with no instructions and the instructions on this board were pretty weak. Most of it was along the lines of "just take off X, Y and Z and you're good to go." Well for those of us who have no idea what X, Y and Z are....here ya go.

Once you know what to do, this process should only take about 15 minutes tops.

1st Step - Remove the circled screw using an allen wrench:



2nd Step - Remove the circled black panel...in order to remove this panel, you have to lift up and then pull out. It's connected three ways (two once the screw is out).



3rd step - Remove the black panel behind the wheel. I don't have a better picture but you can't miss it. There are two of them and they're on each side of the wheel. There are two screws per panel. One is circled...the other you can't see in the picture but it's in the bottom corner, hence the arrow.

You have to remove these screws with one of the tools provided in the tool bag. Sorry....forgot to take a picture. Basically it's a short rod with two circles on the end...name? Clearly I'm not a mechanic...



4th step - remove the screws holding the turn signal in place. These were harder than a *enter generic porn phrase* to get out but just keep trying. Don't use the screwdriver in the tool bag because it won't work. Use one with an actual handle.

One screw is circled. The other is circled but already taken out. Remove both of them.



5th step - Remove the turn signal from the hole but don't try to force it out. It's still plugged in....obviously.

Unplug the turn signal's wires from the rest of the bike. In order to do this, you have to push down on a lever and unplug the turn signal's wires. This was kinda hard for me and I used pliers to remove the turn signal from the rest of the bike. It's hard to describe but you'll get it when looking at it.



6th step - take the whole turn signal out of the bike. Now, replace it the Euro turn signal. I suggest plugging it in first...just easier that way. Then put the Euro turn signal where the old turn signal went. Just slide it in...really easy. Should be completely flush with the existing hole.



Viola! Other than putting the bike back together, you are done. Put the screws back in the turn signal, put both black panels back on and you're finished.

Now, I know this won't matter for like 90% of you who already know what you're doing. But I don't want another newb to spend 3 hours like I did doing something that should take 10 minutes.

There's another way of putting the turn signals in to and it requires taking the fairings off. IMHO, way too complicated and time consuming. Tried that method for like 30 minutes before giving up. This method, IMHO, is way easier. But to each his own. Taking off the fairings is a learning experience that everyone should do once.

Hope this helps someone....I would hate to have wasted 30 minutes posting this in addition to the three hours I wasted [:p]

PM me with any questions you have. This Sunday I'm installing my new integrated blue tail light so I'll have newb instructions for that too


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I did all the work myself for the rear turn signals as well and I was wondering if I need to do anything special to protect the wiring from the rain. It seems that the leads are in a position where they will definately get wet. Is that a problem
 

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this is one of the best how-to's in this forum. you wouldn't happen to have one on installing a yoshimura rs-5 slip-on?:D
 

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haha no....eventually id like a slip-on but havent tried it yet

everyone seems to be getting a CA integrated tail-light tho so maybe ill write instructions for that...
 

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awesome, i was told earlier today that i would have to take my fairings off. this will be really helpful this weekend when i do this. thanks!
 

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Originally posted by FightingFalcon


You have to remove these screws with one of the tools provided in the tool bag. Sorry....forgot to take a picture. Basically it's a short rod with two circles on the end...name? Clearly I'm not a mechanic...

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Can you show me a picture of this tool? I need to make sure I have it before I start this. Thanks.
 

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Originally posted by ferjchte




Can you show me a picture of this tool? I need to make sure I have it before I start this. Thanks.
I sent you a PM (sorry again for the delay) but it said you couldn't respond to PM cause of your post limit.

If you still have any questions, just post here.
 

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Originally posted by FightingFalcon



I sent you a PM (sorry again for the delay) but it said you couldn't respond to PM cause of your post limit.

If you still have any questions, just post here.
i figured it out! thanks for the tutorial. made it really easy to install.
 

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great job!!! Thanks so much!

My turn signals just came in the mail and I was confuzzled as to how to get them on...this really cleared that up!
 

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Ditto on the above Props.
I got mine in, and started taking the fairing off. Had to quit cause it got dark. Then I read this. Tomorrow will be a victory.

Thanks a million.
 

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I installed mine about a week ago, I pulled my fairings off (like as ass). I wish I had seen this thread a while back... Nice write-up.
 

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Glad to be of help - I'm just happy y'all didn't have as much trouble as I did lol :D
 
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