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I took the new R6 out for a quick jaunt around the block a few times. I had put the flush mount turn signal and the Euro signal on the right side, but not the left. My brother was here and I wanted to find out if a person would be able to see the signals in daytime. He could see it just fine when I had the low beams on, but the brights washed it out. :( So, I will not be using the flush mount signals, I'll just have to keep the stock ones on the front. It's a shame, because the flush mount signals sure clean up the look of the bike. Oh well, better safe than pretty.
 

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Don't feel bad capt, I won a set of flushmounts last year... and I too decided to stick with stock.. they are just way too hard to see. I've ridden with people that have those little tiny penny sized rear turn signals, and when they have their breaklight on, you can't even see the blinker going...
 

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I never minded the flush mounts on the front..since your in control of when your gonna turn,,, but i never liked them in the back...i want the guy in back to know im turning..especially here in boston... :screwy:
 

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Of course, then again you could have landing lights from a 747 as blinkers and theres still knobs out there that wont see em! :lol: I'm stickin stock though, ugly as they may be...
 

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You really think a car sees stock signals??? LOL I dont think it matters, go with flush mount and clean up that look.
 

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did you have the eruos in the head light and the flush blinkers in the front. and also where did you get them from
 

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yeah capt. flushmounts rock, in terms of style..but damn, they're hard to see !! tons of people still use them though, and just use hand signals more often.
 

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You really think a car sees stock signals??? LOL I dont think it matters, go with flush mount and clean up that look.
:puke: on blinkers!! They're sooooo over rated!!!

I have flush mounts that are HARD to see from the front but I don't worry about it! Now my rears are in my LED tail light... and they are WAY beyond easy to see!! But that's because I want the person behind me speeding up for a pass to see I'm going to stop that pass!!! :wink:
 

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:puke: on blinkers!! They're sooooo over rated!!!

I have flush mounts that are HARD to see from the front but I don't worry about it! Now my rears are in my LED tail light... and they are WAY beyond easy to see!! But that's because I want the person behind me speeding up for a pass to see I'm going to stop that pass!!! :wink:
Not that I enjoyed seeing your tail section back in august, but yes they were quite visible!!
 

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Yeah, so why do I need great visable front blinkers... you're always behind me!!!!! :D
 

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yeah yeah yeah..keep talking, the kat will get revenge
 

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Here's a pic of the front of the R6 with the (rider's) right side flush mount and the left side stock. You can't see the Euro signal in the right side of the headlight, though. I think I'll have my brother take video of me coming up the road with the flush mount and Euro signal so that I can see what it looks like. Then I'll make my decision.
 

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Yeah but it looks much more gooder!!
 

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... He could see it just fine when I had the low beams on, but the brights washed it out. :( So, I will not be using the flush mount signals, I'll just have to keep the stock ones on the front. It's a shame, because the flush mount signals sure clean up the look of the bike. Oh well, better safe than pretty.
How often do you have your bright lights on when there is on coming traffic... Cuz it your brights are on wouldn't they be blinded anyway and not see the lights... Hum...would they? :skep:

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flush mounts. go with them. You don't want those big nasty things hanging out there. I use to feel the same way...."I want people to see my blinkers". Well, it doesn't matter, people are arses and we have to watch out for ourselves. I went flush in front and small stalk rears and it looks sweet. Re-consider the flush mounts before you jump the gun. Plus, good point on the brights. Brights will be off at night (I know some of ride with them on during the day...I do) and during the day, you can hardly see the stock signals. :2cents:
 

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How often do you have your bright lights on when there is on coming traffic... Cuz it your brights are on wouldn't they be blinded anyway and not see the lights... Hum...would they? :skep:

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I always ride with the brights on during the day to increase visibility, but I shut them off at night if there is oncoming traffic.
 

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I keep my brights on always, til I get flashed. Then i'll turn em off if i'm feelin nice. Too many times of not being seen right in front of someones freakin face for me to even care anymore...
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Here's a pic of the front of the R6 with the (rider's) right side flush mount and the left side stock. You can't see the Euro signal in the right side of the headlight, though. I think I'll have my brother take video of me coming up the road with the flush mount and Euro signal so that I can see what it looks like. Then I'll make my decision.
When you did your Euro conversion, did you seperate the clear lense from the black housing? It was a pain in the arse on my '02 R6, so I did everything on the bike. If the newer bikes are easier to remove the lense, fabricate a divider using black plastic, fiberglass, aluminum sheet metal or what-ever. Use the divider to to keep the bright light from overpowering the yellow Euro. That would definitely help the issue. As far as the flush mounts go, they look wwaaaayyyyy better then the OEM Stalks.
 
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