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A quick "how to" to fit a pair of Motrax MicroFairing indicators. I tend to destroy the sticky outy indicators with my boots getting on and off but the flush indicators escape the punishment smile

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As seems to have been the case recently the aim might be simple but the execution gets complicated! I started off with one pair of indicators but broke the fixing tab off one of the lenses so had to start again with a new pair disbelief

So please excuse the change in indicators part way through the sequence!

The indicators are "sided" so check where the drain holes are to make sure they face down when fitted. Choose the indicator you are going to fit first and put the other out of the way so you can't make a mistake!

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Offer up the indicator to the mudguard and mark where the wires are so that the hole for the wires can be drilled in the right place.

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Because the wires coming out of the indicator are quite widely spaced, I elongate the hole so that the indicator will fit flush and not be held off the mudguard by the wires.

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Chop the bullet connectors off the indicator wires as they are too small for the TTR connectors and check the indicator will sit flush to the mudguard. You may have to open out the hole in the mudguard to get a good fit.

The indicators attach by some very sticky double sided sticky pads. I wipe the mudguard and back of the indicator with clutch cleaner to get the best "stick" and then fix the pad to the indicator first. The pad needed a bit of trimming on the Mark 1 indicators as below but the Mark 2 versions were OK.

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Push the indicator hard against the mudguard to get a good fix. I pressed too hard and broke the lens on the Mark 1 disbelief

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That's the first part of the job done. Wiring next. You need 4 Japanese female bullet connectors:

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Connect the wires and you are ready to test them.

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And, yes, mine worked so job done biggrinbiggrin

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I think I took about 15 pics before I managed to catch the flasher working confuse

I hope that may help someone.

Brian



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Very flashy. biggrinbiggrin

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whered u get the decals those look mmmmmeannnn and i like the look they give the bike more agressive lookin
where do you get the whole blinker thingy setup and a better front headlight

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I think you may have seen the Enjoy Mfg decal threads already but if not here are two:  http://ttr250.activeboard.com/t63245187/enjoy-graphics-and-seat-cover/  and  http://ttr250.activeboard.com/t60467111/fitting-enjoy-mfg-tank-decals-or-graphics/ and http://ttr250.activeboard.com/t50785410/seat-cover-and-flame-graphics-kit-from-enjoy-mfg/

Regarding the Motrax Micro Fairing indicator set, I think this is very much a UK thing. Try Googling it to see if there is a US supplier. Else eBay - an example here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTRAX-FM6-LED-MICRO-FAIRING-INDICATORS-MOTORCYCLE-MOTORBIKE-CLEAR-LENS-J-S-/130662207353?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275

Most US TTRs don't have provision for indicators. No switch, wiring or mounting brackets so check it first wink

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I managed to kick one of my Motrax indicators off on a trail ride yesterday and left it hanging too long so mud got on the back of the indicator and killed the stickiness disbeliefdisbelief

Motrax went out of business several years ago and I haven't found a source of replacement double-sided sticky pads.

I mentioned this to my b-in-l who sourced the end of a 1" roll of 1mm thick 1" wide tape for me. This isn't wide enough I protested! He said do it in two halves. Clever idea so that is what I have done biggrin

Indicator looking very sad - but still working!

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I had to chop off the old (red) connectors to get the indicator wires through the small hole I had drilled in the mudguard and was intending to replace them with Japanese bullet connectors as shown in the photo below. However, when I came to do it, the insulators were too loose a fit on the skinny wires and would have let water in so I had to stick with the original type of connectors. Note to self - do not fit the connectors until after you have fed the wires through the mudguard disbelief

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The next bit was tricky as I am a bit ham-fisted. I made up a pattern to match the rear of the indicator, folded it in half and then cut two sections of tape to stick to the indicator. Pictured below is the first half stuck on the indicator and the tape marked ready for the second half to be cut. Note to self - don't cut a mirror image coz it won't fit and you have to do it again disbelief

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Both halves stuck to the back of the indicator and trimmed slightly for a good fit.

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The tape seems to be very strong and I got a good fix on the mudguard - but time will tell!

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It was then time to fit the new connectors.

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And then clean and replace the lens - not forgetting its little gasket. And I am pleased to say that it works fine - job done biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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