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So just to be certain- the front and rear LED signals are the same light, same material number? Same thing? Front and rear are the same indicator??

I've been waiting on the "rear" LEDs to come in ... over two months now.

WTF?!
 

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make sure they give you the correct lights for the front. my dealer sold me the rears even though I questioned them the entire time. Even after I tried fitting them and they wouldn't believe me, telling me I was installing them work... it's plug and play, it's pretty hard to do that wrong. Anyways, I had the dealer take the headlight off one of their showroom bikes to show them I'm not an idiot and that it was the rears they sold me and I needed the front.

Side note, it's great to make a loud sales guy look like stupid in front of the potential buyers. Might have lost a few sales that day.
 

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Coincidentally, I should have mine by this weekend. I think I have it correct, but it is plenty confusing. Essentially, there is a threaded mount part number and a rubber mount part number.

But... There are a pretty amazing array of combinations on Monster 821/1200's depending on your model, what country you purchased it in, etc.

I have a US 1200S Stripe, which is an oddball. In the US, the fronts are fork tube mounted in the states (threaded connector). I would prefer to use the Euro and rest of the world headlight bucket mount (also threaded). I understand the threaded connector part number comes with a few adapters to allow me to do the headlight bucket mount, we'll see.

Now, on the back, "normal" 1200S models (in the states, not sure elsewhere) have rubber mount signals. However, the 1200S "Stripe" has the Ducati Performance license plate re-locator as standard, which requires the threaded signals... Except it really doesn't.

The stripe version of the re-locator has most of the same parts as the aftermarket DP kit, but the plate that mounts the tag and the signals is different (presumably government nanny approved), is made of plastic rather than aluminum, and takes the rubber mount signals.

Not much info on an 821, which has a still different way to mount the signals, but judging by the picture, it looks like rubber mount on the rear. I think the fronts are the same as the 1200, so (probably) threaded ones there, but I'm guessing on that one.

Both the rubber mount and threaded DP ones are staggeringly expensive (I'm a little embarrassed buying them to be honest), but I really haven't seen an aftermarket one I like better (many of which AREN'T plug and play), and those aftermarket ones are not exactly cheap either.

Who would have thought turn signals could be so complicated?
 

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Coincidentally, I should have mine by this weekend. I think I have it correct, but it is plenty confusing. Essentially, there is a threaded mount part number and a rubber mount part number.

But... There are a pretty amazing array of combinations on Monster 821/1200's depending on your model, what country you purchased it in, etc.

I have a US 1200S Stripe, which is an oddball. In the US, the fronts are fork tube mounted in the states (threaded connector). I would prefer to use the Euro and rest of the world headlight bucket mount (also threaded). I understand the threaded connector part number comes with a few adapters to allow me to do the headlight bucket mount, we'll see.

Now, on the back, "normal" 1200S models (in the states, not sure elsewhere) have rubber mount signals. However, the 1200S "Stripe" has the Ducati Performance license plate re-locator as standard, which requires the threaded signals... Except it really doesn't.

The stripe version of the re-locator has most of the same parts as the aftermarket DP kit, but the plate that mounts the tag and the signals is different (presumably government nanny approved), is made of plastic rather than aluminum, and takes the rubber mount signals.

Not much info on an 821, which has a still different way to mount the signals, but judging by the picture, it looks like rubber mount on the rear. I think the fronts are the same as the 1200, so (probably) threaded ones there, but I'm guessing on that one.

Both the rubber mount and threaded DP ones are staggeringly expensive (I'm a little embarrassed buying them to be honest), but I really haven't seen an aftermarket one I like better (many of which AREN'T plug and play), and those aftermarket ones are not exactly cheap either.

Who would have thought turn signals could be so complicated?

Funny, coincidentally, the shop says they have shipped (earlier in the week) from Bologna and may be delivered today.

We shall see.
 

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Lights came in on Friday... I threw them on the bike yesterday... all good so far... no hyper flash.
 

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The reason the Ducati OEM turn signals have a lens cover is to disperse the light in a wide arc (required by law). This allows traffic to the side to see the signal.

The problem with LED lights is that they are bright on-axis but the brightness falls off rapidly to the sides — so if you want your turn signal to be always seen by surrounding traffic, keep the stock signal lights.
 

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Hi.

I purchased 2 pairs of the same LED turn signals to replace stock ones on my Monster 797. Both on the rear works perfect, but the front left - doesn't. I swap them around and same result - so all LED indicators is fine. Then I replaced same left one back with the stock turn signal - works like a charm. Which I guess excludes the connector issue?

Truly puzzled. Any ideas?
Thanks!
 

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Turned out that connector on motorcycle was incorrectly wired. It does't matter for conventional bulb, but LED needs them certain way. 3 of 4 were OK, but one was wrong. Had to swap wires in turn signal connector to make it work. Who knew. Italians...
 

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I have a monster 797 an encountered the exact same issue on the front left side. Can you please elaborate on the solution?


Turned out that connector on motorcycle was incorrectly wired. It does't matter for conventional bulb, but LED needs them certain way. 3 of 4 were OK, but one was wrong. Had to swap wires in turn signal connector to make it work. Who knew. Italians...
 
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