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If you prefer not to read my rant, skip to the question at the bottom...

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All I want to do is put flush mounts and aftermarket rear blinkers on my bike. Why the hell is this so difficult?

Issues I've run into so far:

1. Flush mounts don't actually mount. They suck. There is no adhesive or any way to keep them from just falling right out of the blinker socket/hole/area. I fixed this issue with duct tape on the backside, but still felt it was worth mentioning.
2. They blink faster now. Reading some posts, this seems to be a common side-effect, but still, it would be nice if they just worked the same as stock.
3. They aren't running lights any more (they're not on by default). Not a huge deal, but still, why don't they just work like stock lights?
4. Rear signals are just bare wires. So I need an adaptor. I go and get one. It's the wrong damn one. The adaptor I got has a ground, while the blinkers do not. (They have only two wires.)
5. Semi-off-topic, but definitely related: Why does ANYONE sell a fender eliminator kit with no damn license plate light?? This is rediculous.
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My question/request:

Can someone please give a quick run-down of the cheapest and easiest way to get this shit just working like stock? All I care about is the clean look of aftermarket blinkers, and keeping the bike legal. Keeping the front blinkers running lights would be nice, but not necessary.

Thanks.
 

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If you prefer not to read my rant, skip to the question at the bottom...

< rant >
All I want to do is put flush mounts and aftermarket rear blinkers on my bike. Why the hell is this so difficult?

Issues I've run into so far:

1. Flush mounts don't actually mount. They suck. There is no adhesive or any way to keep them from just falling right out of the blinker socket/hole/area. I fixed this issue with duct tape on the backside, but still felt it was worth mentioning.
2. They blink faster now. Reading some posts, this seems to be a common side-effect, but still, it would be nice if they just worked the same as stock.
3. They aren't running lights any more (they're not on by default). Not a huge deal, but still, why don't they just work like stock lights?
4. Rear signals are just bare wires. So I need an adaptor. I go and get one. It's the wrong damn one. The adaptor I got has a ground, while the blinkers do not. (They have only two wires.)
5. Semi-off-topic, but definitely related: Why does ANYONE sell a fender eliminator kit with no damn license plate light?? This is rediculous.
< / rant >

My question/request:

Can someone please give a quick run-down of the cheapest and easiest way to get this shit just working like stock? All I care about is the clean look of aftermarket blinkers, and keeping the bike legal. Keeping the front blinkers running lights would be nice, but not necessary.

Thanks.

Answer to your question/ request. Go buy your self some Proton Flushmounts. Period. End of all questions. You will love them. I have had mine for over two years and love em.

Now back to your rant...
#1 Duct tape on a flush mount won't last forever
#2 All flush mounts do that, but you can buy a little relay to prevent that
#3 Most of them do that because they don't have a "hot" wire that feeds constant current OR, they are made with LED's. All LED's are simple, they are either ON or OFF. They do not have a middle stage of lighting up or going out. They are just ON or OFF. Period. You can get some Flushies that have some LED's that are on all the time and the signal is made by another SET of LED'S that will make the flushmount brighter when you signal.
#4 It's not that hard to place an adaptor on your bare wires man... Just buy some that are male and some that are female. Then crimp those bitches to the bare wires and the clip together... Viola
#5 Yeah... I don't have a good response to THAT one... but, you can go to Boogey.com and get one of their white LED bars that is a very SIMPLE thing to mount to the tail of your bike... hook it into the power wire for your brake lights and BAM!!! Fender eliminator, as well as a simple light to keep things legal.

Hope that I have helped you out oh ranter of the day.
 

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Awesome. Thanks for the reply.
 

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i installed flush mount protons on my bike and a trick flasher from McCoys
mine came with a flat washer and nut that holds it in place just fine
and i have set to blink normal are i can switch one wire and it will blink faster are a strop

good luck on yours.
 

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The proton flushmounts have mountint capabilities. They bolt on without any modification....
 

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For the rear, add led's in the passenger pegs... im doing it as soon as the semester is over and im graduated. I might try the same for the front as well... gotta love leds
 

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my front blinkers had a bolt on it with a plastic piece on the back side.and i like the fast blinking but to fix it you need a resistor.just find out the specks on your lights.my back one i just cut the wires.
 

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Anyone got pics of LEDs on the passenger pegs? That sounds like it could be very cool.
 

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use a SPDT relay to get your fronts working as running lights and blinkers. it's what people use when they do the "euro" turn signal mod
 
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