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post #1 of 73 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Turn signals in the Headlight POD MOD.

This is my second MOD on my baby. DISCLAIMER: this is a fairly simple mod but you will need to "damage" your main headlight casing......controlled damaging to be more exact. This means that it is a must to have a good pulse and skills with a dremmel tool. This said, let the carnage begin!

First off: youll need:
1 x dremmel tool with a small drill bit, the drill bit that cuts sideways, a
cutting disk bit, and a sanding drum bit.
1 x safety googles.
1 x patience.....better yet make it a double dose!

I strongly suggest that you remove the headlight pod assembly.....screw that just remove it! Remove everything (including the bulbs) from the pod assembly. Take a deep breath, put on safety googles, pray, and drill a hole in the top left part of the pod (the black part), theres a knob there on each side. Look at the second and third pic. This knob (which is already removed in the pics) is provided to add a bulb. Proof....read the black part engravings. After the hole is drilled, use the side drilling bit to make the whole as big as possible. Dont worry for tidiness, the whole knob has to come off. Now that you have access to the inside of the knob, use the cutting disk bit to cut of the knob from the inside. Just go in a circle in the inside the closest to the base as possible. Once the knob is removed use the sanding bit to make a nice round finish. DON'T MAKE A WHOLE BIGGER THAT THE KNOB! This circumference is just perfect for the turnsignal holder! Repeat on right side.

As you might have noticed, you have quite a plastic mess by now. Here comes the fun part. Take a hose and flush all that plastic crap out of the pod. Completelly dry the pod before continuing and make sure all the plastic fillings are gone. Take down both your front turn signals and remove the wiring with the bulb and it's holder. The bulb holder snaps in perfectlly in the new hole! Just snap em in and plug em up....Viola! (4th and 5th pics)

You will need to get one of those collored bulbs to get the orange glow back, and im still working on getting a suitable cap or filler for the hole left behind were the turn signals used to be at. Enjoy.
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Talking Finished MOD pics

well.....here they are.
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That's really cool, but doesn't the blinker get lost in the glare from the headlight?
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Not exactly. Maybe during the day, but during the night its ok. Have in mind that the bulb in the picture is the original. Today im buying the colored one and im putting in a higher wattage so it shines more. Yes I know the blinking rate will change a bit.

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I wonder how the pod will hold up to the heat of headlights and higher wattage running lights burning continuously... keep us posted.

(Never mind - I just saw your post in the other thread indicating what was on the back of the pod)

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I believe I read somewhere, that this setup is not legal in most states in the U.S. I will have to dig it up. I beleive VirtualT (no longer a FZ6 owner) did this mod, and it was discussed then. Since FAZter is in PR, he probably can get away with it.


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I believe I read somewhere, that this setup is not legal in most states in the U.S. I will have to dig it up. I beleive VirtualT (no longer a FZ6 owner) did this mod, and it was discussed then. Since FAZter is in PR, he probably can get away with it.
As long as the bulbs were amber, I wouldn't see why it would be illegal?
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It looks like it was EPEE and not VIRTUALT that originally did this mod. He said he asked a couple troopers, and that they didn't have a problem with it. But for some reason this is the stock turn signal location on the European models, but not the US models. Here is the original link that discussed this mod:

http://forums.sportbikes.net/forums/...ight=headlight


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Anyway, great instructions FAZter. I added your thread to the User Mods section of the Aftermarket Mods thread.


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Talking Woauw! I made the After Market MODs List. Yeeessss!!!

Well....thanks people. It was fairly easy taking the plunge and doing this since the headlight was already broken from my accident on january so if i messed up a lot I was getting a new pod anyway. The fun part is that I get to do it again with the new pods! Now I feel kind of stupid seeing that someone else already had done this mod. O well, copying is the highest form of flatery. Heres a mod i think no one has done yet: Im painting my headers with high temp black mate paint. Ill post some Pikey's once they cool from the furnace. In the meanwile heres some butter for your popcorn:

Im having some problems finding some friging bulbs that are amber and fit the hole i made. I did find some that are blue and are suposed to be hyper white but like it was mentioned on the old post of this mod, the bright headlights make the stock bulbs look amber in comparison wich is a good thing and if i slap on some hyper whites then the diference is lost. Anybody has an idea on this little problem? Ill keep scaning all our stores here in PR to see if i find any good match.

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One of our favorite pastimes (me and our rider buddies) is going into the highway at 1-2am and stoping infront of the highway patroler car right smack middle of the 4 lane hw.......then we all burn rubber infront of the cops and hope we get chassed down the hw. By now the "all lights of mod" some of my buddies have on their bikes come verry handy to get lost. Wow.....thats one hell of a divergence from the original topic....anyway heres some oil for that rusty brake disk lock:

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This MOD was on my list of things to do. I am going to put in some Yellow High output LEDS. Looks good though, and thanks for working out the kinks.

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I did this a few months ago, I replied to the other thread, and as jcaesar pointed out, this mod that it is not technically legal at least in the state of CA (amber front turn signals must be no less than 4 inches from the furthest lit edge of the headlight). To remain legal, I added flush mounts in the stock locations .

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Question Which ones?

I was planing on doing this too. Which flush mounts did u use?

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Thanks for the write up. I think it looks great. The only problem is find a way to make the rear end look a little tidier (is that a word) as well. If only clear alternatives would have ever done the intergraded turn led tails they where talking about months and months ago. Well, I guess I have a weekend project ahead of me.

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pod mod?

those of you that have done the pod mod, have you had any melting of the plastic? looks like the euro bikes have the reflective backing in the pods. just curious because when i get some time i will do this mod.
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