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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Turn signal mounting hole covers

I am doing some custom work on my 2000 VN750 and moving all the turn signals to new locations. I would like some ideas on how to cover the original mounting holes. I believe there was an older post regarding plates built just for this purpose but I can not find that post at this time. Any help will be appreciated.
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Don't know about this, but there are these pop in chrome caps for allen head screws, if the right size might work for you...??? Didn't mean to answer a question with a question, but just thought it might be worth checking on, if that is something like you were asking about...lol...
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I was left with those holes after I moved the turn signals, and what I ended up doing was covering them with aluminum muffler tape. Found some that looked like "chrome" and cut them to size.

Figured if the adhesive let go after a while I'd just cut out another pair, given that the roll was about 20 feet.


You can also cover them with a loop of leather and a "concho"...if you like that look.


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check out Custom Chrome http://www.customchrome.com or cruiser customizing http://www.cruisercustomizing.com they might have something like what you are looking for.

I'll help look in a bit.. Chuck is on

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Vulcan- What did you end up doing to cover the holes up?.. And how did you like it?

Knifemaker- Is the muffler tape still holding? Would you still reccomend that as a fix?

Thanks Guys.. About to install saddle bags and relocate the turn signals after I get all my ducks in a row.

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I was left with those holes after I moved the turn signals, and what I ended up doing was covering them with aluminum muffler tape. Found some that looked like "chrome" and cut them to size.

Figured if the adhesive let go after a while I'd just cut out another pair, given that the roll was about 20 feet.


You can also cover them with a loop of leather and a "concho"...if you like that look.


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Knifemaker- Is the muffler tape still holding? Would you still reccomend that as a fix?
I know it was still there after 8 months, but as I sold the bike I have no idea on how much longer it went without needing replacement.

As I mentioned, there are alternatives. You can fill the hole with epoxy and stick a reflector there, a large concho from a leather shop or some other home made cover.

Or just leave the hole there. Saddlebags sometimes cover it, and you can't see it when riding anyway...........

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can you just put a chrome bolt and nut on the back side and call it bling?

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The front signals are on the headlight bracket, you should be able to find a small reflector or something to stick over the holes. The rear signals will be more of a problem, as the mounting location is a boss cast into the rear seat rails, and it would be difficult to find something that looked clean to cover them with. I have Kawasaki's saddlebag mount/turn signal relocating brackets, and they cover the mounting location very nicely. I am picky about such details, when I installed these brackets, the helmet locks had to be removed, leaving the ugly mounting plates. Since I don't use helmet locks, and planned on throwing them away, I removed the seat rails, and used a Dremel to cut off the mounting plates, and grind everything smooth. You can no longer tell there was anything there.

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Thanks for all the feedback guys.. Lots a great ideas... But I think I'm gonna have to stay away from the bling :-)

It seems to me I should take this problem one stage at a time.. Decide which saddlebags to go with because it seems some do not need the turn signals relocated as others do...

I believe to start things up I am either going with a set of bags KM pointed out

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...59669-4142124-

OR a set Kc2dgq is currently looking at.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...59669-4142124-

and if I need to relocate the turn signals this appears to be one valid uption..

From what other forum members are saying this is not only saddlebag supports but it also includes everything you need to relocate the rear turn signals.. And from what I can tell in the picture it would cover up the old holes naturally.
http://www.accessories4bikes.com/sad...ts-p-1537.html

this seems like a good option UNLESS.. KM wants to make me one of his Turn Signal relocation brackets he put on his Vulcan... I do like the location and look of his I just don't currently possess the tools to fabricate it.

Thanks Again Guys.. Will be moving on this pretty soon. Any feedback as always is appreciated.

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Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
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Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
Custom Mirrors
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LED Taillight
Heads Up Voltage Monitor

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