Soon I'll be needing to relocate my rear turn signals (installation of some saddlebags). At the same time I want to replace them with a smaller pair that look more appropriate. However, the ones I like (not radical, but the plain jane LED types) seems to be categorized as show only, or not street legal, or not DOT approved. Is there a rhyme or reason for this? Will I get pulled over and given a ticket? "These don't seem to be DOT approved..." says the man in blue.
As well, I want to make a bracket to relocate a set of turn signals from the middle of the back of the fender to the wing position (3 and 9 o'clock) of the license plate. Is this going too far? Is there a guideline to 'where' the turn signals must be located to be legal?