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Take a look at this photo. This is the three light loom that holds the indicator lights inside the headlight housing. Notice the rubber mating
surface that defines the angle of the socket is on an angle. Notice also the socket is made of black rubber - so is the inside. Doesn't
reflect light so well. Guess which way Honda specified the socket is to be installed?
That's right. They specified the position to install these sockets is
with the light socket turned straight down, about the angle illustrated in this pic.
Hmmm. What would happen if we rotated the sockets 180°, so they aligned with the rider's viewing angle, about like this pic. And just for
grins, if we lined that black rubber tunnel with something shiny, like a snippet of a Coors can, or a piece of aluminum foil? We oughta wind up with a more visible light.
Yup. It works. At least for the yellow one.
OK, so to do this, you unscrew the two Phillips screws holding the headlight bezel
on. Take the small Stanley and carefully pry off the little plastic chrome rings around the indicator light lenses. Pull the rubber light sockets out, notice which color wires go where.
Drink the can of Coors (Pure Rocky Mountain spring water). Cut a little piece of aluminum, roll it shiny side in, line the little rubber tunnels,
stick the rubber flanges of the sockets back through their same holes but turned 180°,
and put the little chrome rings back on. Put the headlight bezel back in place, go park in the bright sunlight and have the Corona while you admire that you can
see your flasher now. Don't forget the lime.
P.S. Got a product in the works to help with shutting off those dad - burned turn
signals. But this will help in the meantime, and the price is right!