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10-30-2010 06:31 PM
slimvulcanrider
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Originally Posted by FlacoLove View Post
I had bought the hard saddlebags new (some store at ebay) for about 90 bucks that have surrounding chrome type crash bars with built in holes in the rear, where I simply relocated the turn signals to them without any alteration. I can put them back on the bike if I choose to remove the bags. These bags aren't super large, (16x11x6") and come with uni-brackets but I chose to spend an additional 20 bucks for some heavy duty universal brackets from the same people. They're advertised (I believe) on ebay as Hard Saddlebags for honda/harley/Suzuki and whatnot (something to that affect). Not bad as I've taken 3 non-moving spills with my bike and the chrome that surrounds really protected them and the bike. (my "our" bike weighs in at 500lbs) and though small, they hold a lot! I chose to make the lights on them "brake" instead of turn signals. (of course, I've up-graded it's wiring mechanism from Straus). Ride safe.

For picture reference only; if you notice the holes in the surrounding chrome, I put a screw and nut to hold my OEM turn signal lights in there without cutting the square part of our housing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DX-Mo...Q5fAccessories
Any pictures of these bags on your bike... no pictures on bike = it didn't happen.. lol
10-30-2010 05:34 PM
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10-30-2010 03:59 PM
n2omike Nice ideas, here.
10-30-2010 02:25 PM
Chris and Shim I was thinking about doing something similar. I have the capability to do that. However my thoughts against it were that I am concerned that putting the turn signals so close together, from side to side, may create a possibility to confuse someone at night by messing with their perception of distance. It may make me appear farther away than reality.
The Viking website, among others, has a "universal relocation kit" that moves the signals down to the liscense plate area. Yes, they'd need some dremel tool work perhaps but that much is easy.
I'm not sure how much bouncing and wiggling the signals would do once the bike is rolling, if using that universal setup. Still, I suppose I'll have to go this route.
10-30-2010 10:06 AM
mitch i moved mine to the sides of the tail light. just cut out a hole with a dremel that would take the rounded part of the t/s shaft then used the screw through the side into the t/l case and a little glue, some wire connectors and done. took less than an hour. i do recommend fabbing or buying bag supports
10-30-2010 12:59 AM
kurt5153 nice
10-17-2010 09:14 PM
Chris and Shim There-in lies my problem, Keyman. I really like those saddlebags you've got but the signals need to move and I just can't fabricate the mount for them.
So, I guess I won't be putting bags on it anytime soon. At least, not the bags I want.
10-17-2010 05:56 PM
Keyman I just picked up some 1/8" Galvanized steel at my local hardware store and fabricated the necessary pieces. To make the cross piece, the bar, I first decided on the width of the bar should be. Then I made a 90 degree bend on both ends for the light mounts. Then I twisted it in the middle so that when the bar was mounted under the license plate light, the signals would be level. I did the twist in a bench vise. Cut top plates to cover the the wiring and mount on the 90's. Brought all of it to work and had a buddy weld it up. and well you know the rest.
It's nothing I would want to mass produce though.
10-17-2010 12:17 PM
peter Thanks for the additional shot, Denny. I can see that your rear lighting is different. Mine is stock, except that the taillight is LED.

I'm just looking to hang a set of bags using the F&S relo kit that will be here this week.
I want to get the biggest bags that will fit. Looks like my best move is to just wait until the relo kit arrives, install it, and measure the available space.
Just anxious to have storage...
10-17-2010 10:22 AM
L2fish Ididnt have to relocate mine. But my bags arent the big. Or at least not as long as some. My wife calls them buckets.
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