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Hello!

Got a few questions for you Vulcan experts after TONS of searches & reading.

Any response is helpful & appreciated. As soon as I get done installing my new front end and some minor mods gonna finally update my profile here with pics of my baby & work done. With the aid of this forum I've replaced the stator, battery, ACCT's, greased the rear spline and chose GREAT tires.

Lightbar:
I'd like to install a lightbar on my bike. It appears there are several different ways to go about this. I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to where I can find brackets that pinch on the fork/brace clamps? There is a neat setup I found here - but no mention of where the bracket was found.

What about p-clamps for the forks? Good/Bad idea? Anyone have a good vendor source for these if so?

R/R Relo Bracket:
I've emailed Bulldog about the ones he makes, but no reply. Any suggestions on a DIY way to make one is VERY appreciated.

Floorboards:
I really would like some floorboards. I noticed someone is selling them for $80 a pair, but I'm under the impression for $80 or a bit more I could get some made for myself locally that could look great and function well. If I went through with doing this - any interest in buying high quality floorboards you could bolt on?

Luggage Rack:
Holy crap are these hard to find & expensive. Ditto for this - thinking about ways to get it made myself & wondering if anyone would have any interest. Does anyone have the ability to provide measurements for this bad boy?

Gauge Bracket:
A user named "Dianna" made a bracket for the gauges so they don't vibrate & hooked a voltmeter to it. Does anyone know the measurement between the gauges so I can get the metal to do it?

This is not me being lazy; just the fact that the bike is at a buddy's and I'm trying to gather a lot of parts for the work completion this weekend.

Thank you!
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[QUOTE=apoklyptk;170267]Hello!R/R Relo Bracket:
I've emailed Bulldog about the ones he makes, but no reply. Any suggestions on a DIY way to make one is VERY appreciated.


Out of 1/8" alumium plate cut a piece 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Hold the rectifier on the plate and line up the bottom left corner of the plate to the rear footpeg bolt. The rectifier will be angled towards the front. This will show you where to drill the hole for the footpeg bolt. Drill 1/4" holes into the plate that match the rectifier holes. When installed you will only see the rectifier,not the plate. This is done on the left side of the bike. I used stainless steel screws with stainless steel nylock nuts to hold on the rectifier.

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You can find plans to make the floorboards yourself...along with many other layouts of neet Vulcan stuff at my "flicker" link below.


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You'll have to get alittle creative on the light bar. There aren't any directly made for our scoots. Some have modified exsisting ones & Some have completely fabricated custome ones.
Mine are mounted on plates fastened to the head light housing.
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I paid the $80.00 for the floorboards made my ccspinner. They are worth every penny. The most durable you will ever find.
for luggage racks: at full throttle's website.

I found this two days ago.
Please note: @olhosscanda there is no virus on full throttles website. I went to the link with 3 different computers and no warnings came up.

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I bought all the parts for my R/R relocation at Lowe's for under $10. I just got a U-bolt and a piece of strap metal (screen door bracing maybe?). The U-bolt fit perfectly in two of the holes, one mounting hole of the R/R went in a third hole, and I drilled a fourth hole for the other end of the R/R.


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Lightbar:
That neat set-up looks like a framing bracket from Home Depot/Lowes and cut to fit.

R/R Relo Bracket:
3/4" Mineralac Strap from the electrical department at Home Depot/Lowes and painted black.


Floorboards:
IDK

Luggage Rack:
IDK

Gauge Bracket:
That's a piece of 1/8" aluminum stock from Home Depot/Lowes.

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I paid the $80.00 for the floorboards made my ccspinner. They are worth every penny. The most durable you will ever find.
for luggage racks: http://www.fullthrottleia.com/KAWASA...urce=searchbar

I found this two days ago.
sweet, but I am going to work on fabricating one in my spare time. If everything turns out well I can make a write up on it with dimensions and measurements.
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I paid the $80.00 for the floorboards made my ccspinner. They are worth every penny. The most durable you will ever find.
for luggage racks: httpwww.fullthrottleia.com/KAWASAKI-REAR-RACK1-detail.htm?productId=5875078&ez=KAWASAKI+REAR+RACK ~q=ssaaREAR+RACKzzbidaa751zz~r=~&sourcesearchbar

I found this two days ago.
EDIT: DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK. SCUBA PLEASE DELETE THE LINK BEFORE IT INFECTS SOMEBODYS COMPUTER.
MY VIPRE FIREWALL WARNS ME OFF OF IT, AND I HAVE HAD TO REBOOT TWICE SINCE CLICKING ON IT THIS AFTERNOON.

This is an outdated website and they don`t have any luggage racks for sale.
This is the third or fourth time in the past 2 months this link has been posted.

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here's another website that still has them.
http://www.1tail.com/Storage_Systems...Luggage_Racks/

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