Front Turn Signals: Thinking Outside the Box
I have a 2004 R6, and I am currently trying to think outside the box as I attempt to sate my desire for better Turn Signals on the front of my bike.
Currently, I have Flush Mount Turn Signals, and I have also done a Mirror Delete, installing Bar-End Mirrors and Mirror Block-Off Plates.
I've never been a huge fan of the "Bunny Ears" look, and the stock Mirrors that were on the bike when I bought it weren't very adjustable, and all I could see were my shoulders.
That said, I am conscious of safety as well as the aesthetics of my bike. Flush Mount Turn Signals may look great, as they help keep the smooth body lines of the bike, but they're not very visible.
I had considered trying to run two LED Strips along the inside of my Windscreen, on the left and right edges, but it's a dark smoke color, and I doubt they'd shine through very well.
Plus, there's the fact that LED Strips always have the adhesive on the back, so that would never work anyways.
What I'm considering now are the following two ideas, and I want to get some help and opinions before I do anything.
Option One: I could mount the two LED Strips that I have somewhere on the front of the bike. I've seen people put them right along the tops of the headlights, matching the curves of them.
This would be a viable option, but I question where I'll be able to route the wires to get them behind the fairings and out of sight.
These are the same LED Strips that I have on the rear of my bike acting as Turn Signals, and they're quite bright, even during the day.
Option Two: I could buy some Flush Mount Turn Signals and install them where my Mirror Block-Off Plates are.
The tough part is going to be finding a set that are roughly the same size and shape, to avoid not having enough space on the fairing to mount them, or to have part of the holes from the mirrors not be covered.
I realize that I could potentially have to drill into my fairing to have a means of attaching them.
What do you think? Thanks in advance for any comments, help and suggestions!
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