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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Brake light mod suggestions

Hello again.

I am looking to mod my brake light and possibly turn signals, and am hoping some of you can offer some insight. I need to mod the brake light because I've built my own luggage rack that slopes down at an angle from the handrail where the stock sissy bar used to slip in and bolt to it. The luggage rack slopes at such an angle that the brake light can not be attached- there is only 3 inches from the bottom of the luggage rack and the top of the license plate light.

Is there a tail light that can mount closer to flush on the fender? Or perhaps a license plate bracket which also contains a brake light and possibly turn signals? Any suggestions for slimming this area down?

I will post some pix once I get some time but I've been stretched really thin lately. Any input you might have would be appreciated.

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Find a tail light assembly from a sportster. The brake light, blinkers, plate light, and plate hanger all in one. You will have to lengthen the wires.

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check the signature pic mine is a combination light from a trailer with a tag bracket I made from scrap at the shop


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Something like this is what you are looking for?
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de..._content=49484

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Something like this is what you are looking for?
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de..._content=49484

This hits the nail on the head! I think we have a winna!

Now if I can just find a way to order it without the ol' lady finding out

NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM

Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?
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This hits the nail on the head! I think we have a winna!

Now if I can just find a way to order it without the ol' lady finding out
go to walmart... pay cash for a visa gift card!.. bingo.. she not know!
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This hits the nail on the head! I think we have a winna!

Now if I can just find a way to order it without the ol' lady finding out
I got a Visa attached to my Paypal. works great

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Gosh women... Atleast we'ra not paying for escorts... On a serious not I like that. I think I may put on on my bike to keep her clean.

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Luckly for my lady has not taken over my wallet, but citimortgage did I did make her get a job so i can finish my project, like street rod, bike and powder coat over.

Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
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LoLz.. My lady hasn't taken over the wallet. It's more that I've been complaining at her for shopping so much lately so whenever I buy ANYTHING she tries to jump on my case. It's ok though. I think I got it under control. I just lock her in the closet when she gets too mouthy!

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Phil aka Art
"Vanessa"
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
26,440 miles
MF Battery
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
V&H Cruisers
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Ear Shave
Rejet carbs
R/R relocate
Coastered
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers

To Do:
Some sort of new grips
Mirrors
Paint Job- should I do it myself?
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