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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Today I picked up a HD fairing off Craig's list for $50. I'll have to fab some mounts and either epoxy or glass the ends to it. The only thing I'll have to move will be the turn signals and I'm thinking about going with flush mount led's. I'm also considering glassing steel rod around the perimeter to make it more rigid and have mounting point to fill the inside. Any suggestions for mounting locations? I'll post pics as the project moves along.



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Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs

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This is a picture of the initial dry fit.

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I haven't decided where I would mount the turn signals. It will be either to the right and left of the headlight or out on the wings in front of where the handgrips are.



Mods
Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs
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This is a picture of the initial dry fit.

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I haven't decided where I would mount the turn signals. It will be either to the right and left of the headlight or out on the wings in front of where the handgrips are.
Today is your lucky day! I just finished mounting one on a 1500 classic.Not the same bike but the same problem,no mounting hardware.

The easiest way to mount it is to get some memphis shades windshield mounts that fit your bike and adjust the ends to fit the fairing.Here is a link to Gadgets fixit page http://www.gadgetjq.com/kl_fairing_adapt.htm

book mark his site it is a wealth of general vulcan info and it has a section specific for the 750.A lot of the other articles in the electrical section and others can be applied as well.

here is a link to a thread on my project you may see something that will help a little as well.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23662

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why not use a hole saw and put the signals in the fairing? i think this would look mighty clean

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One of kc2dg's led light bars with lights on top and signals underneath would be pretty sweet too!
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21327




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Denny, Thanks for the links. I thought about doing something like kc's light bar, but if I do a flush mount on the fairing I won't have the extra exposed wiring. It is still an option though. The mounting idea on gadget is perfect! Its clean and makes it easier to create the inner/dash.

New rider, I thought about what you're suggesting and I agree that the look would be unique. I am concerned about a couple things though if I were to go this route. The stock turn signal location is on the center line of the headlight. To do this and leave the lights in the stock location, I would have to notch the fairing. Another concern is that the setback on the signals is about 2 1/2" and the fairing's contour might require a larger notch than I want to make. There are also possible issues with vibration too. It is still viable though.

I think it would be neat to use a strand of led's set to run sequentially instead of blinking at the bottom of each side of the wing near where the handles are. More research on the way.

This project will take me a while. I have a lot of travel for work over the next few months, so it'll be an hour here an hour there.



Mods
Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs
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I think it would be neat to use a strand of led's set to run sequentially instead of blinking at the bottom of each side of the wing near where the handles are.
In place of or in addition to signals. I doubt that just sequential leds would pass DOT regs....an opt however, is signals on the back side of the mirrors...I believe that most of the ones made commercially are DOT approved....

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Got some time today to do some fab and fit work after a nice long ride this morning.



Mods
Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs
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I made a bracket out of 3/16" steel bar and bolted it to the original turn signal mount hole.

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For an upper mount, I got a slipstreamer parts kit and epoxied the end to the inside of the fairing and clamped the other end to the bars.

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View of the inside of the fairing after mounted. Lots of room for a custom dash!

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I have temporarily mounted the turn signals (yes, I am a redneck!) with zip ties until my fork clamps arrive. I did flip the horn bracket, but I think that I'll put it back in it's original location as long as there is going to be enough clearance.



Mods
Voltmeter/clock/temperature gauge
HD Electra Glide Fairing
Earshave/Coastered/CA emissions - gone...
R/R relocated
Nightster seat
Tombstone taillight
Drag specialties turn signals relocated
Sportster progressive shocks... Dropped rear 1 1/2"
Progressive Fork Springs dropped front 1"
NGK plug wires and iridium plugs
Coil Relay Mod
Paint
ACCT to MCCT
Honda Rebel luggage rack
VN800 Handlebars & controls
Screamin Eagle mufflers
F&S Engine Guard & Kury highway pegs
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Attachment 5221
I made a bracket out of 3/16" steel bar and bolted it to the original turn signal mount hole.

Attachment 5222
For an upper mount, I got a slipstreamer parts kit and epoxied the end to the inside of the fairing and clamped the other end to the bars.

Attachment 5223
View of the inside of the fairing after mounted. Lots of room for a custom dash!

Attachment 5224
I have temporarily mounted the turn signals (yes, I am a redneck!) with zip ties until my fork clamps arrive. I did flip the horn bracket, but I think that I'll put it back in it's original location as long as there is going to be enough clearance.
Looks like you have real good start on it,seems it's working out pretty good.keep us posted




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Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

Psalm 40:1...
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