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This is a discussion on zr-7s replacement front indicators within the ZR-7 Accessories forums, part of the Kawasaki ZR-7 category; Hi guys, I found my front right indicator dangling this morning. Either the wife or kid must have brushed against it or something. Anyway, the ...

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    Hi guys,

    I found my front right indicator dangling this morning. Either the wife or kid must have brushed against it or something.

    Anyway, the stock one is too expensive and there doesn't seem to be any on eb@y or the 'for sale' part of this forum so I'm planning to go aftermarket, at least until I can source an original one for the right price... yeah I'm cheap.

    Most of the ones I see now are the LED types, I don't really like these as they seem to be lacking in brightness. I would be interested to hear feedback from those who are using them.

    Are there any other bikes which share the similar mount, ie matches the recess in the fairing? Zr-7s are not too common.

    Anil

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    Is the old one fixable? Some epoxy or something? That's an inexpensive route.

    As for going LED you may find your lights will blink faster. You'll either have to live with the fast blink rate, install load resistors or an adjustable flasher unit.

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    if this is right, the ex500's should have a similar indicator. I'm sure it's not the only one. Likely some of the older gpz models too.
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    You may know this, but the hard rubber mount piece is separate from the rest of the signal stalk and can be replaced; both of mine eventually failed from age/sun.

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    Cialis for rubber lol. Fix it up as good as new. Age and sun be darned.
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    Thanks Doug,

    I truly did not realize this! Will definitely check this out.

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    Obo,

    Original are out there but they're kinda pricey so I figured on going aftermarket.. but still not decided as I'm not too sure that the brightness is good.

    I've been trying to eyeball other bikes with LED indicators but its shocking how many bikers don't use them!!

    Anil

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    Or measure the recess and find a pair of small surface mount ones that will 3M tape in place.
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    I had to replace the rubber parts on both of my fronts this year. Check Ronayers.com. $9.66 each before shipping. I can't imagine any aftermarket options being cheaper... YMMV.
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    I had to replace mine too, twice ! Kansas summer sun can be brutal ! When I got the replacement rubber parts I ordered 3 extra sets.
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    OK.. this is an update on the turn signals..

    1. I called Kawa and they said they had the part.. MYR16 (around USD4). Yayy.

    2. Go the part and surprise, its plastic, not rubber? WTH? Anyway cost was ok so I bought it. This was on Friday.

    3. On Saturday, I tried to fit it... bummer It wont fit! Checking the online parts fiche I can see that the part I have (23051-1248) needs a different lamp head... Seems that up to 2002 Kawa used a plastic spacer and the turn-signal lamp had a bolt which passed thru this and bolted inside the fairing. On the 2003 models the lamp bolted to the rubber thing which was in turn screwed to the fairing.!

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    4. So now I need the correct part, 23051-1207. I believe I can modify the plastic bit and make it fit but I will need to extend the bolt by using a stand-off nut and making some spacers.. bikes has been 'van gogh'ed' for the moment.

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    The plastic "center stalk" is for the rear signals the flexible rubber ones are the front ones. I made the same mistake too. The front rubber ones are there so that in the case of a tip over the rubber ones will flex readily and will not damage the fairing as the ridged plastic ones will because they won't "give" and will crack/ break the fairing at the mount. Much cheaper/ easier to replace the rubber parts than the fairing.
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    My GPz uses the same signals, and the rubber stalks can still cause the fairing to crack, based on personal tip-over experience. However, others have noted that, if you rely only on the rubber part and don't install the two steel pieces that retain it on the inside of the fairing, it will pop out harmlessly in a tip-over. Now, if you're wondering whether high speed could cause them to pop out while riding, a GPz friend in Sweden has assured me that he's tested them to 140 mph with no problems!

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    Kawasaki has a test facility that includes a runway that built for B29, & B36 American bombers that the U.S. "abandoned'' that is between 15000 and 20000 feet long, that is why Kawasaki motorcycles have always been as stable and solid at speed and were "testy" in the turns in the earlier years. Speed and acceleration was prized, and it worked. What are Kawasaki motorcycles best known for ? FAST MOTORCYCLES !!!
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