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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Turnsignal and helmet lock mods

So the other day I decided to do some modifications to my turn signals and relocate my helmet locks due to the saddlebags.I couldn't use the helmet locks and the turnsignals made it hard to open the saddlebags.So I ended up shortening the turn signal stems and moving the helmet locks to the sides of the"trunk".
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How did you shorten the turn signals?
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I cut the flexable section out filed the two half to make sure they were straight and then cut a papermate pen to size and used that to slide in the wiring hole in the center of the stems for support.I beveled around the center holes and used Plasti-weld epoxy to hold it all together.Held them in the vise for about half an hour smoothed and excess off with 1200 grit sandpaper and sprayed it with some rattle can black and they were done and real solid.

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CUSTOM-Seat,quick detach backrest,2.5"slam brackets,Pipes,Fender struts,head light mount,9"rise dragbars,Grips,Mirrors, turnsignals,LED brake light/Lic.plate frame,Chopper headlight. Shaved,Jetted,coastered,polished forks,saddle&Tool bags,horns moved,180/70/15 rear tire!!! Yes a 180!!!!And other stuff.....
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Man that a good idea.Nice job...................
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Thanks!! It was real easy to do,and made a big difference in looks(turn signals sagged when it was hot out)and a lot easier to open the saddlebags when they are on!!

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Reviving an old thread

Hey BMan, I know that you replaced your turn signals but how did the shortened ones hold up?

My back ones are dry rotted pretty bad and sag just with their own weight. I've looked at some aftermarket signals, but until I can figure out a way to mount them to the stock holes I'm stuck with what I have.


Oh, and I don't know if you found a place for your helmet locks since you removed your trunk/tool box, but here's where I ended up putting mine. Either side works fine with a half helmet, if you wear a full face the right side works good and it's high enough that the helmet doesn't contact the head pipe.




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I relocated my helmet locks for the same reason and to the exact same location of yours......great minds etc.
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Sagging signal lights...??? I was wondering if you could switch sides and reverse the sagging... Will that work, or can you even switch them...???
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That's not a bad idea, but I think mine would sag either way. They're that far gone. I had a guy that I work with tell me the other day that the rear signals flop around when I hit a bump, it's just a matter of time before one breaks and I'm stuck trying to rig something up to get home.

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