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Hi new member here from Ohio. I've ordered the SW Motech SLC rear pannier side carrier mounts, and wondering if I will have to relocate or use the shorty rear turn signals I've read about? Id like to have everything there when I do the install...nothing is worse than adding new accessories and having to wait for other parts to arrive to make it all work together.
I bought mine used from a semi local bike dealer, and was told it was bought back by BMW because of the side stand/frame recall, repaired and offered again for sale. It did have some scuffs on the right side fairings and exhaust, opposite the side stand???!!! Weird right? I think the right side of the handlebars are tweaked also, as it contacts the body.
I hadn't ridden a motorcycle in close to 30 years, but made the hour and a half ride back home unscathed and undropped, with my nervous wife following. It was a comforting feeling to be in the wind again, after I cleared the larger towns, and got on the backroads.
I've been lurking for about a week reading the posts and trying to learn as much as possible...thank you all for having me...when I figure out how to post pics, I will.
 

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Hi wondering if you made any progress. I just picked up my bike and someone put a givi pannier frame on it before i bought it but never relocated the rear turn signals. Realized something was wrong when I went to put the panniers on. I am trying to figure out how to get some slack in those turn signals though. The wires are tucked in so tight that there is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of wire I can even get to. I want to relocate them but dont know if there is excess wire tucked up in there or if you have to cut/replace. I am afraid I cant even get enough to splice in hanging out
 

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Hi wondering if you made any progress. I just picked up my bike and someone put a givi pannier frame on it before i bought it but never relocated the rear turn signals. Realized something was wrong when I went to put the panniers on. I am trying to figure out how to get some slack in those turn signals though. The wires are tucked in so tight that there is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of wire I can even get to. I want to relocate them but dont know if there is excess wire tucked up in there or if you have to cut/replace. I am afraid I cant even get enough to splice in hanging out
consider getting some led turn signals from ebay, they are shorter than the US version and may work with the panniers
 

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consider getting some led turn signals from ebay, they are shorter than the US version and may work with the panniers
The ones that are on there aren't coming in contact with them but they sit physically behind the bag. I am concerned that the lights wont be seen by anyone except someone directly behind me. The pannier frame came with an alternate mounting frame I am just not sure how to get those out of where they are. I did find another thread late last night of what needs to be removed and wire color designation which was helpful. Just a lot more work to get in there for a stupid turn signal than I can quite muster as of yet...lol
 

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The ones that are on there aren't coming in contact with them but they sit physically behind the bag. I am concerned that the lights wont be seen by anyone except someone directly behind me. The pannier frame came with an alternate mounting frame I am just not sure how to get those out of where they are. I did find another thread late last night of what needs to be removed and wire color designation which was helpful. Just a lot more work to get in there for a stupid turn signal than I can quite muster as of yet...lol
I see.
I put up a post some time ago about the steps to change out the rear indicators, should be the same for R and GS, you should be able to find the post on here.
 

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See pictures of my bike: rear turn signals were relocated after installing the GIVI pannier holders.
Hi Cyrille, that is exactly what I have to work with I believe. Can you give me some thoughts on what you found during the install? Did you have to cut the wires and splice in to relocate them or is there enough wire to do that zip tied in there somewhere? Did you have to disassemble much of that to get to the point that you could move them? I started pulling things apart and it is all buttoned up so tight in there I wasnt sure what the best approach was to do that. It was hard to even figure out what went where the way that they put it in. The p.o. had installed the frame but my guess is that their observation was similar to mine in that it looked like it may be more of a pita that it was worth to do the relocation. If I am going to use the side panniers I want to have them pulled back so that they are visible from more than just directly behind the bike. Its dangerous enough out there without people seeing what you are doing.
 

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The local BMW dealer performed the installation. It was not straight forward, and took much longer than expected (3 hours for this)... they had to disassemble the luggage holder, the licence plate holder, the battery tray, the rear trim panel bottom, etc. I assume they had to make some changes on the wiring.
 

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The local BMW dealer performed the installation. It was not straight forward, and took much longer than expected (3 hours for this)... they had to disassemble the luggage holder, the licence plate holder, the battery tray, the rear trim panel bottom, etc. I assume they had to make some changes on the wiring.
Geez appreciate the heads up. I can certainly understand that a little better after having started to dig into it and seeing the way it is all done inside. Not a quick 10 minute project at all. It may be easier to break it apart at the bulb and see if I can unsolder the wires at the socket, add the length of wire needed and then reassemble at the new location
 

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The BMW mechanics routinely install all sorts of accessories on the popular F750/850GS and R1250GS. There exists lots of pre-defined OEM packs for those big GS's. The G310GS is not that popular, and accessories must be sourced from other suppliers. Thus they have to figure out how to install those on a case by case basis.
 
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