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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2015, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Well, been tinkering and playing with some stuff. Built me some floorboards. Installed some saddlebags. I removed the stock rear turn signals and need some ideas on where to put some replacements. Looking at some LED strips that are easy and cheap. Just not sure where to place them.

So I've just included a link to all the pics. I will get better ones when I am finished. But I am open to any ideas and improvements I can make.














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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2015, 09:03 AM
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if you look at my photos I just tok the break light off tapped some holes and pUT aftermarket blinkers there. Really easy, just be sure to measure them up correctly.
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if you look at my photos I just tok the break light off tapped some holes and pUT aftermarket blinkers there. Really easy, just be sure to measure them up correctly.
Nice. I thought about checking that option. Now I know I will. Looks good, and easy.
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I got a $5 chrome frame for the license plate, made a simple bracket from aluminum, and my signals are mounted with the bracket on the bottom bolts the license plate. The rear tiedowns for my bags are also attached to this bracket using Quik-Links.

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where did you get the metal for your floorboards?

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where did you get the metal for your floorboards?
Local sheet metal shop. Cost me $25 bucks and some elbow grease to get em pretty. Well worth it. I would guess I did the entire project in 45 minutes.

If you need some made lemme know. I just made a template out of thin luan wood and took it to the guy. He made rough edge cuts and I rounded them off and polished them up. Look pretty good for $25 I think!

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Made a few more changes. The back turn signals were awful so I grabbed some LEDs off of eBay and a flasher module and made these rough brackets. Not the best but they work.

I also bought a throttle lock but couldn't get it to work. So I improvised. Necessity is the mother of invention they say. I had a 1/4 piece of gas tubing for weedeaters in my shed. Cut off about 8 inches. Ran it through the throttle control bracket and it works perfectly. Just wrap and pull to lock in place. Cost about $1.
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where did u get the saddlebags

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where did u get the saddlebags
Wife picked up for me at Wilsons Leather in Pooler, GA. Price was $270 but they had a 70% off sale. Had to have em.

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