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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 08:53 PM
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Welcome aboard! Keep the pictures coming as your projects progress. Bike looks in great shape. Nice find.

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post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-09-2017, 01:37 PM
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Dang! That's a clean looking EBay find!

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Relocated new Turn Signals to Taillight Housing.
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Making some progress with the new seat brackets, pics to come shortly. For now, does anyone see a problem mounting new rear turn indicators to the stock tail light housing?

Something with this type of mounting bolt



Into the side of our tail light housing. There seems to be plenty of room in there, and then just run the wiring along with the rest of the tail light wiring.



Any thoughts?
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I don't see a problem. read this thread. https://www.vn750.com/forum/19-electr...her-stuff.html was gonna post up another thread but it has been PhotoPhucketed and had no pics

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Hope everyone has been having as good of weather as we have had here in the PNW!

I got the spline lube done on the bike yesterday. No rust or dust like in other accounts, but I've got less than 12k miles. I used the Honda 77 stuff. Only had a short ride home from my friend's shop after, but she seemed much smoother.





Cleaning the carbs is next! I hope there is a tutorial on here somewhere as good as fergie's Spline Lube Procedure thread
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Also, Photobucket wants $400 a year to post pics here. Anyone have a better solution?
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Hi man. I cant see any of the pics and that made me sad!! I use google photos for all my picture needs. Although now you cant imbed the link to the forum directly, there is a relativelt easy way to do it. Google photos is very easy and its free for the first so many Gigs. Or unlimited free for high resolution but up to some limit. Its totally legit.
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I have been using shutterfly and that seems to work fine.

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Project Update: after spending several confused hours online trying to figure out the legality of my plans, I talked to a super helpful trooper with the Washington State Patrol today (that is, after speaking to a very unhelpful clerk!).

Washington Laws: fender may not be cut back beyond the vertical axis of the axle. License plates may be relocated to the side as long as they remain horizontal, lit, and 'conspicuous'. Rear lighting (run-brake-turn) may be combined, but only on each side to maintain turn signal spacing.

With that in mind I just ordered new shocks (10.5") and a side mount license plate bracket with small combo LED bolts to light the plate. I'll post some pics when I get my loot.

Let the games begin!

P.S. Thanks OleDirtyDoc for the tip about Tapatalk. Here are those spline pics I tried to post but got stiff armed by Photobucket.






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Great news: my new shocks arrived today (earlier than anticipated)! Fit great; look great! $179 with shipping (they had light duty ones for $139), 10.5" (they had all sorts of sizes). From motorcycle parts outlet on eBay. I was amazed that they posted a phone number in the ad and you could actually can and talk to someone about your purchase. I talked to Mike who seemed super knowledgeable.

Here they are next to our stock ones.



And on the bike.



Love the lowered look. Bounced on it a few times to make sure I wasn't in danger of bottoming out.

Side mount license plate bracket is due to arrive soon...




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