For a mere $74.95 you can rock these color matched, LED flushmounts. Check out Gregg's Customs for all his trick parts.
Look at the giant stockers, we've seen worse but there's still room for improvement.
You'll need to remove the fairings to get to the blinkers. Check the link above for the step-by-step instructions.
Once the fairings are off you'll want to locate the backside of the blinker base where it attaches to the inside of the fairing. Carefully remove the rubber grommet.
With the rubber grommet removed, gently pull the blinker outward from the fairing.
Feed the stock wires through the fairing hole as you remove the blinker.
Take a look at the difference; it's clear the GC units take the win!
Under the upper fairing trim is a wiring loom, go ahead and unclip it so you have more slack.
Now here's where you can take several routes. Since our long-term bikes go back to the manufacturers when we're done, we can't modify the stock wiring.
However, if you don't care about preserving your stock wiring you can snip the OEM ends off and use connectors to mate the OEM harness and the GC units.
Or you can use splice connectors so you wont have to cut the factory wiring. Take note that the wiring is messier by going this route, but then again you don't see them anyways so it's still a good option if preserving the factory stuff is important.
To use the splice connectors we had to trim some of the factory sheathing so there was more wire to work with.
Feed the GC blinkers through the R6 fairings.
Secure the GCs with the supplied hardware but be careful not to tighten the Allen bolt too much.
In order to keep cutting to a minimum we made some wire extenders with male/female bullet-type connectors.
Now mate the three factory wires to the three on the GC blinkers. Your bike might be different that ours but look for similarities in colors and try testing the blinkers before the final install. In this case we have a positive, a negative and a constant. Generally you'll see some sort of red on the positive wire and black on the negative, simply match red-to-red, black-to-black, etc. and you should be good.
Make sure everything works like factory and button it back up. You're now ready for blastoff.
A simple and effective way to enhance your ride without emptying your wallet is a set of flushmount turn signals. They're a quick fix for the hideous stock hangers and can be installed in about an hour.
When choosing the right flushmounts I've always paid a little more for the high-end units. Why, because blinkers like these from Gregg's Custom's have quality wiring, perfectly matching colors and will last a lifetime. Trust me, you can get cheaper units but you'll run the risk of mismatched colors, burnt out LEDs and fogged-up lenses. Another sign of a high-end unit is the presence of the almighty third wire. Most bikes from the factory utilize the front blinkers as a running light as well as a blinker. However, many cheaper flushmounts only have two wires, which means they're fine as a blinker, but don't work as a running light. Thankfully though, the Gregg's Customs units have the third wire and that's all good.
For the step-by-step install read on. Tools needed: Wire strippers/cutter, wire connectors of your choice, Allen wrench
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Time: 1 hour
*Note, you'll need to remove your fairings for the install. For the how-to on fairing removal check this out: