handlebar turn signals - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
VR Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: St. Anthony, Idaho
Posts: 175
Thanks: 34
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Garage
Question handlebar turn signals

So I have been looking into modding my turn signals on the back and front. I don't know if ill remove them completely or shorten them up will do. I would like to shorten them up at least. Does anybody know how I can shorten them up without buying new ones? But I've also been doing some research and ran across turn signals for the handlebars. I have been curious to see if any of y'all have done that or have thought about doing it. They have a couple different ways you could do them. I found some that take the place of the bar end weights and ones that come with them built into the grips. any input will be greatly appreciated. thanks

edited: something like this

Last edited by Country_Boy; 01-03-2013 at 10:00 PM. Reason: added a picture of what im looking for
Country_Boy is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 1,992
Thanks: 453
Thanked 530 Times in 391 Posts
Default

I don't know about handlebar turn signals, but you can put mirror turn signals on. I've currently got a set of these:

BikeMaster Universal LED Turn Signal Mirror Set - (Chrome)

But I don't really like them. They're plastic and vibrate like **** when you're riding so you can't really tell what you're looking at in them. I'm really thinking about replacing them with these:

Rivco Universal LED Mirrors

Which have LED indicators on front and back, plus they don't have the messed up shape as my current ones. One advantage to them is that I don't forget to turn off my indicators since they reflect off the windshield as a reminder!
__________________
Music, Motorcycles, and Family... Nothing else really matters in life!

2006 Boulevard C50
Whiskey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
VR Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: St. Anthony, Idaho
Posts: 175
Thanks: 34
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Garage
Default

I have seen them and they are pretty cool. I'm trying to try something different. I found a pic that shows what I'm trying to do or try. I got 10" apes on and thought that this would be awesome to do. I ain't sure what do y'all think
Country_Boy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 1,992
Thanks: 453
Thanked 530 Times in 391 Posts
Default

I'm not really a fan of hanging stuff off of the end of the handlebars, but here's the deal, it's your bike, not mine, do what makes you happy. I'm sure a lot of people would question some of the stuff I've done to my bike, but I don't care. I say go for it man!
__________________
Music, Motorcycles, and Family... Nothing else really matters in life!

2006 Boulevard C50
Whiskey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 0
Thanks: 24
Thanked 278 Times in 218 Posts
Default

Have you pulled the bar end weights already? It is my understanding that you get a lot of vibration in the handlebars without the weights.
__________________
Max055
36477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 1,992
Thanks: 453
Thanked 530 Times in 391 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nfallon55 View Post
Have you pulled the bar end weights already? It is my understanding that you get a lot of vibration in the handlebars without the weights.
I swapped my grips out for Kuryakyn ISO Flame Grips, and pulled the weights when I did. I haven't noticed a bit of difference without them.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Motorcycle.com Free App... Now that it works
__________________
Music, Motorcycles, and Family... Nothing else really matters in life!

2006 Boulevard C50
Whiskey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
VR Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: St. Anthony, Idaho
Posts: 175
Thanks: 34
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Garage
Default

I'll have to take the bar end weights off this spring to see if I makes a difference. Cant wait for winter to be over so I can ride

03 vl800 lowered 2.5", debadged, 10" mini apes
__________________
03 VL800 10" mini apes, lowered 2.5", debadged, honest abe mod
Country_Boy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 10:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
VR Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maryland/Washington, D.C.
Posts: 68
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiskey View Post
I swapped my grips out for Kuryakyn ISO Flame Grips, and pulled the weights when I did. I haven't noticed a bit of difference without them.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Motorcycle.com Free App... Now that it works
Quote:
Originally Posted by ford_man8 View Post
I'll have to take the bar end weights off this spring to see if I makes a difference. Cant wait for winter to be over so I can ride

03 vl800 lowered 2.5", debadged, 10" mini apes
Thanks guy. I never knew that the bike had end weights. It makes sense when you think about it.

In principle, end weights should help reduce vibration in two ways.
Adding weights has an effect of clamping the ends. Weights would have to have a large mass to accomplish this.
Adding weights at ht ends would raise normal modes (frequencies of free vibrations) a bit so that they don't coincide with engine vibration, which would induce forced vibrations in the handlebar. If done properly, it could reduce vibration.
Yaatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum