XSR 700 Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
191 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm planning to install handlebar indicators. I really liked the motogadget m-blaze, but I just felt the the asking price (200€) was nothing short of armed robbery. A few weeks ago I came across some knock offs from China. As they had good feedback, they were exactly the same size and price was quite reasonable, I ordered them.

I'm sure that the motogadget have better technology, have better LEDs, they only shine in one direction (towards the front, though I'm not sure that's a good thing), and probably will outlast the "fakes" in the long run. But frankly I'm quite impressed with the quality of the ones I got. They seem solid and well built, no imperfections. They are a shameless copy, although they did not go as far as printing "motogadget" on the sides, as I have seen with some Rizoma fake copies.

Judge for yourself:

Original Mblaze:





Knock offs:









It's going to take me a while to install them. Need to drill the handlebar and I'll need some extra hardware to fix them to bar ends. Will post pictures when done.

Luis
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
I'm planning to install handlebar indicators. I really liked the motogadget m-blaze, but I just felt the the asking price (200€) was nothing short of armed robbery. A few weeks ago I came across some knock offs from China. As they had good feedback, they were exactly the same size and price was quite reasonable, I ordered them.

I'm sure that the motogadget have better technology, have better LEDs, they only shine in one direction (towards the front, though I'm not sure that's a good thing), and probably will outlast the "fakes" in the long run. But frankly I'm quite impressed with the quality of the ones I got. They seem solid and well built, no imperfections. They are a shameless copy, although they did not go as far as printing "motogadget" on the sides, as I have seen with some Rizoma fake copies.

Judge for yourself:

Original Mblaze:





Knock offs:









It's going to take me a while to install them. Need to drill the handlebar and I'll need some extra hardware to fix them to bar ends. Will post pictures when done.

Luis

Awesome!!! Where's the link though??? Hahahaha You cant keep em all to yourself! :wink2::wink2:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
Good find, keen to hear how bright they are. Was hoping for bar ends myself but no easy way to fit with bar end mirrors and wanst keen on the rizoma prices.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
191 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I ordered from these guys: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motocycle-led-brake-light-turn-signal-light-blaze-pin-modified-moto-turn-signal-light/32772352900.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.qcW1O7 but I think there are other vendors on the site.

It's cheaper if you order from aliexpress app. Took less than 2 weeks to arrive door to door. You need to specify the color (white or yellow), whether you want bubbles (beyond me), and stripes. I asked for yellow, no bubbles, and stripes and that is what I got.
.
Chop_juice, mounting these is going to be a problem. I'm hesitating between finding a locksmith that would build me custom barends or a new handlebar. I don't have mirrors, but I'd like to keep a brake lever protector for threading in traffic, so same problem.

Luis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
191 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
New Inox bar ends machined.. :) Internal M8 thread for the signals, enough space to mount lever protectors or mirrors. I thought about mounting both, but I suspect the whole thing would be a little busy, so decided to keep mirrors in stock position. As soon as the whole thing is mounted, I'll post pictures on my bike's thread.

Luis
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
212 Posts
New Inox bar ends machined.. :) Internal M8 thread for the signals, enough space to mount lever protectors or mirrors. I thought about mounting both, but I suspect the whole thing would be a little busy, so decided to keep mirrors in stock position. As soon as the whole thing is mounted, I'll post pictures on my bike's thread.

Luis
Interesting that's exactly the kind of solution I had in mind.


It would have meant threading the LSL bars and having a part machined. In my part of the world I think I may have struggled to find someone to do it so compromised with the pin indicators.


Great work!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
191 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
2 month old update

Two months later and I'm pretty happy with the result. They have been faultless. I saw that there were more sellers on aliexpress, some pretty cheap, but I'm not sure the quality is the same. The shop I got them from are somewhere in this thread.

If someone wants the diagram for the machined bar-end to use with the stock handlebar, let me know. Drilling was easy, picture attached. The wires were short so had to be extended, ended up making a y-connection inside the headlamp bucket. The downside of this is that if I need to remove the handlebar it's going to be a bit ugly.

Luis



 

Attachments

1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top