Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: East Bay, California
More red in back
Here's one for you if you do not want to go the LED route, or do not want to buy one of the many kits available, but want those rear turn signals on at all times for better visibility.
#1 Buy a set of red turn signal lens (RTSL-1300) @ "Custom Dynamics" for $13.94
#2 Buy a set of Clear turn signl lens (K-2265) (not necessary, but they look good) @ "CruiserCustomizing.com" for $20.18 (their S/H was almost as much as the lenses themselves).
#3 Go to any automotive parts store and get a set of replacement Pigtail & Sockets "Monument Car Parts" (STR HP4580) $2.69 each.
#4 Swap current Pigtail sockets from rear turn signals with replacement ones (Three wires - One to ground, low to brake light low or license palte light, third or high to existing turn signal wire).
#5 Take bulbs out of front signals and place in rear signals.
#6 Go back to auto parts store and get amber 1157 turn signal bulbs for front.
#7 There you go, steady red turn signals that work just like the fronts and are legal in all 50 states!
Front and back swap = $50.00, rear conversion only $25.00
If money is not an option, they sell chrome covered amber bulbs for the front, so you do not notice the amber bulb through the clear lense (while your bike is parked) however I did not like them as I did not feel they were bright enough (anyone interested in a pair that were used for less than five minutes?)
On another note, interested in relocating that ugly rectifier?