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Front Flush Mount Blinker Warning!!

After buying my 2004 SP2 with flush mount front signals, I wanted to put stock ones back on.
BUT, when I took them off to put stock ones back on I saw that they were both melted! The one side got so hot it melted the plastic on the fairing. What a shame! Check your lights, they may be wrecking your expensive plastic.
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thx for the heads up. looks like I have the same signals as you. might have to check this out..

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Yea those cheapos( not really) burn out after little use and don't have proper spacing to keep cool considering that they are on all the time. I'm sure if you had them rigged for only turn signals it would be fine....then again I've been misled before too.


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A few years back I bought the same ones (my rookie mistake) and them caught on fire right after install

I learned right away to stay away from cheap Chinese parts.

Watsen, Greggs, and Protons are good quality and won't blow up.

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Front Flush mount Blinker warning

I would agree that if a person ran them with signal lights only, no running lights, they'd be fine, or "better" anyway. It was a hassle to find bulbs for those lights, and they burnt out quite often. I have a 1994 Honda ST1100 with 90,000 k.m.'s and I've never replaced signal light bulbs. Touch wood!(Hand to head!)
My reason for spending over $200.00 was for proper visibility. Those lights suck!
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Mine are just signals. Not running lights. Seem good so far.
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can pick up those signals on most mid to late nineties fords and vauxhalls from the scrapyards over here, think the mondeo was one of the first to start using them, used to be a popular swap around here in the car scene Years ago to go clear indicators
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