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othgbronco82
I have some flushmount turn signals on the front of the bike and I have another pair ready for the rear. What I was wondering is how can you retain the running light function while having LED turn signals? Is it just solder/connect the two positive wires together? Or would I have to buy a relay of some sort? If I have to buy a relay I'll just deal with out running lights. Hell, you probably wouldn't be able to see them with how bright my headlight is anyways.

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Mr.Puss
I used "blinker genie", one per side.  Im not sure if budget led signals will burn out as some have mentioned. I have Rizoma signals and havent had any problems in that regard. They are definitely visible through the headlight though they arent flushmount.  IMO any extra lights are a benefit as they will help you be seen out there.
http://www.customled.com/products/blinker-genie
 
If swapping over to led you may want to add a relay to provide the proper lower ?voltage? to slow the blinker rate. Easy plug and play application. (The stock relay is under the left airscoop)
http://www.customled.com/products/elfr-1-electronic-led-flasher-relay
 
 
 

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Jeckler
Personally, I avoided the blinker genie. I didn't want my signals out of sync (front to back) and I wanted the running light to be dimmer than the signal, like stock. So I used resistors to dim the running light and diodes to keep the circuit from back feeding into the turn signals.

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othgbronco82
I actually like the flash rate now as it's faster and get's your attention a little more. The hell is blinking so fast over there? Oh, it's a bike. It sounds like it's going to be more work than what my lazy ass wants to do. I was just wondering if it was going to be easy.
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hugson2wheels
I ordered these today.... The front signals need three wires for your DRLs to work. And as far as the faster blinking I agree.... If it makes drivers notice me faster then I'm all for it... Everyone is texting and driving these days ?
 
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rick
I ordered these today.... The front signals need three wires for your DRLs to work. And as far as the faster blinking I agree.... If it makes drivers notice me faster then I'm all for it... Everyone is texting and driving these days ? 
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/331940975564
Sorta getting tired of seeing those OE signals flopping about - Might have to add these to the list. 
Driving/texting -  DWLD (driving while looking down) is one of the reasons I stopped commuting buy motorcycle. It's as rampant here as it is illegal. I've even seen cops do it. 
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