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post #1 of 13 Old 05-13-2016, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Car pulled out in front of me.. my fault

He looked at me like I was stupid, then I notice my turn signal was still on.
Got two LEDS.


For those that may need help, use the 2 wires to the turn bulb in dash, white/right... green/left.. (2011) and then find a common ground for the LEDS..
MUCH BRIGHTER..
Make sure to reinstall bulb socket to keep moisture out.

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-13-2016, 12:41 PM
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Sounds like an excellent mod for those of us who may, occasionally, FORGET to reset out turn signal switch . . . know anyone like that?

Heard tell of audible alarms for the purpose of reminding the rider of active signals, also.
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know anyone like that?
LOL

Mine was just so dim I could not see it in the day. Tried LED bulb but most, if not all, are polarity sensitive. Works one way, not the other.

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Heard tell of audible alarms for the purpose of reminding the rider of active signals, also.
I've got a small alarm beeper thingy mounted under the front dash for just this purpose. Works great at lower speeds. On the highway I can't hear it. I've got self-cancelling signals on my Boldwing which I find cancel too quickly sometimes. I like to give lots of advance warning of my intention to turn, especially left, but I find I need to keep activating the signals becasue they time out. No solution is really the ultimate solution it seems.

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-14-2016, 07:43 AM
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I was I had LED's up on the mirrors.

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This is brilliant. I'm a new rider and that is one of the things I just cannot seem to remember to do. I just ordered some.
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I am not a new rider but this is the first bike I did not remove the turn signals on... So I am in the same boat as you.

Take your time, do it right. Only need to remove the windshield.
If your bike is not new, get new windshield grommets, the old ones may fall apart.

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Would you mind elaborating on your process. I ordered the lights and got them this week. I took the windshield off today and took a look in side to see where I was going to tie in at. My guess was at the plug going to the blinker but didn't do it yet. I'm curious where you did it. Pics would be great if you can.
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I don't have pictures, sorry

The turn signal bulb in the dash has 2 wires, 1 green, 1 white or maybe it's a light gray..
The way it works is white is powered for right and green provides the ground... left, green is powered and white provides the ground.

Pull the stock turn signal bulb socket (pulls straight out) pull bulb and leave the bulb out forever, tap red wire from right LED to white, left LED red wire to green. push the old bulb socket back into dash to keep out moister.
Hook the 2 LED black wires together and find a ground, any solid mount bolt will do.

Mine is 2011, I assume all gen2 klr's run the same color code.

Any problems feel free to message me, I will be near the computer next couple days.

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Check out the "Other" KLR forum and there is a guy who sells the LED bulbs for the dash.. He also has pic's on how to tap into your signal harness.. I bought the whole kit 10 bulbs and a pre soldered (the setup needs diodes for the flashers) wire harness to tap into the flasher wires.. Oh and everything for 15 bucks shipped.. I am installing my stuff over the weekend...

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