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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Did a rear marker light relocate today!

I relocated my rear marker lights to the brake light housing. It cost around $2.50 and an hour of time. Materials need are;

1) 1/4", 3/8" and 25/64" drill bits
2) black silicone
3) 2 3/8"X2" lamp studs $1 (1.5" will do), nuts .70 and star lock washers .60
4) hacksaw

Pictures are self explanatory but I'll explain how to.

The wires come out of the marker housing by removing the bulb and pushing them in a bit then pulling them out together. They may pull a bit harder when the connections get close to coming out. They will reinstall easier by using the 1/4" bit to ream the hole near the socket. Use the hacksaw to cut off the end of the shaft and use the knife to clean up the end so it will be tight to housing. Use the 3/8" bit to ream the hole 3/4 the way in. Dab some silicone on the stud and screw it in by double nutting it. Go in until 1/2" to 3/4" of stud is left showing. Reinstall the wires, bulb, and cover. Apply silicone to the base of the stud for sealing purposes. If you get silicone on the threads don't worry it will make the nut stay tight. Drill a 25/64" hole in the brake light housing and install the marker light. Repeat for the other side. The wires will still reach the plug-ins so no lengthening required. Sorry for a couple blurry pics.
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01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
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Nice job baldy.

That is way simpler than another relocation to the brake light housing that I saw done here. That one kept the full length stalks on the signals and sculpted out the complex shape in the housing to twist them into. Now you have me thinking....

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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MF-AGM battery
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I'm going to do the same for the front once I get a couple fork clams (or fab some) and where the markers were, install extra lights. Working on a mounting set up for those as well.

Oh the biggest plus' are the stalks are shorter and the lamp studs keep the markers from drooping! No more sad 750! lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube

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Hey baldy, I just found these New Moon Shinez White LED Driving Lights/Turn Signals that fit in our signal stalks, ($31.99 each.)

Need to get clear or smoked lenses to go with them, (under $10 for a pair).

Screen up the link to the very top of page, above pic of the motorcycle with 3 white lights on and read the description.
Look for the GEN-A-18-1157E, (4th item below picture of bike, 1.80" diameter for Vulcans).

I am thinking this might be the most cost efficient way to get the most noticable front signals, and some decent driving lights too.

The driving light function is probably not as good as a set of spots for lighting up wildlife in the ditch, just before it jumps in front of you, but pretty good for getting cagers attention.

http://www.customdynamics.com/motorc...bulbs.htm#1157

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127

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Thanks for the link Hoss. I'm not going to go the led route. I've been driving this many years without them and no problems. So I'm just going to add a set of Wallyworld $16 (yes I'm a cheap wad) driving lights with a 30amp relay partly for looks and extra lighting for the occasional night ride.

Some say the extra lighting will be more visible to cagers but most are too busy looking down texting so that will not help either. You could have a MWCP spot light and some wouldn't even see it. They would think it's the sun. lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube
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Nice job, great write up. Thanks! -Sloppy

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Thanks for the link Hoss. I'm not going to go the led route. I've been driving this many years without them and no problems. So I'm just going to add a set of Wallyworld $16 (yes I'm a cheap wad) driving lights with a 30amp relay partly for looks and extra lighting for the occasional night ride.

Some say the extra lighting will be more visible to cagers but most are too busy looking down texting so that will not help either. You could have a MWCP spot light and some wouldn't even see it. They would think it's the sun. lol
Dang Wallyworld in Canada doesn`t seem to carry any amount of motorcycle accessories that you guys can find south of the 49th.

BTW, what is MWCP?

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1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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Well the lights aren't specifically for bikes, just a set of driving lights in the automotive section.

MWCP Million Watt Candle Power spot light. Figured someone would ask. lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube

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Looks good, baldy. I'd like to see how you do with the wally world driving lights. Look forward to seeing more pics.

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Will take pics and do a right up but now I have charging issues. My 01' with 17K on it quit on me tonite. Battery 3 months old dead (not a MF). I tested this damn thing not that long ago and it was charging fine so I'm hoping it is something simple that I am not seeing. Only thing done electrical was the marker light move so it can't be that tho. Charging the battery tonite and will mess with it in the daylight.

I keep bragging about having 2 750's but when both are down. Such as now!!! 93' with fuel/carb issues and now 01' with charging issues. It is twice the headache! lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube
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