In the dark, my bike’s lighting wasn’t much. A dim tail light, the small projectors in the front - they really didn’t get the job done.
But I liked my bike. I didn’t want to change the looks or layout. So I looked to the already-there turn signals. Could they be illuminated all the time, but still blink when needed? I doubted the novelty of my creative thought, and I confirmed I was indeed late to the game when I found Blinker Genie on a DuckDuckGo search.
Blinker Genie was exactly what I was looking for, so I bought two pairs (one circuit per “corner” of the vehicle). Wiring it is theoretically simple, you just need to find an ignition-switched 12-volt source - that’s the one lead to the Blinker Genie that isn’t already part of a standard turn signal circuit.
Rather than cut and splice, I decided to up my game. I soldered connectors to the Genies so they would hookup to harnesses already on the bike. This was possible (for me) because of the oh-so-useful Unofficial Zero Manual. Among tons of other information, it included the names of, and hyperlinks to, the stock connectors used by Zero for the 12-volt accessory harness and the turn signal leads.
And so there it is. My bike’s turn signals are on all the time, in all their amber glory. They make this supermoto look wider and brighter, particularly at dawn, dusk, and at night. And all this with no changes to my bike’s bodywork.