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Glenn C.
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Ok, i have seen this Turn Signal and Helmet Lock Re-Locator in many peoples pics. I have been told you can buy it, for like $150 or something.
It seems it would be easy to reproduce.

Here are some pics and some drawing prints. If any one of you out there have this re-locator could you please take some measurements and stuff for me.
I want to put together a good print that will come in handy in the future for others.

Thanks.

 

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Lance and I already have reproduced the Fire and Steel turn signal relocation brackets as I have the ability to do so at work and Lance has the skills and tools to finish them.
 

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Glenn C.
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Ok Cool... but i still want the measurements and stuff so i can make my own at work, lol..

I also see in your Signature
Mutazu GA Black hard bags w/ custom support brackets and relocation brackets made by Lance328

Do you have any specs and pics of the custom support brackets for your GA hard bags? I am getting some and i really don't want to use the ugly mutazu universal brackets.

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Dawgs: how much for a set??
 

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GC Extreme: Did you ever get the measurements?? Does someone out there have these??
 

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Glenn C.
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No i have not yet gotten any measurements from anyone. Apparently it must be a "state secret", lol. You think someone would have a detailed drawing with all the measurements and stuff, and of course it would have to be metric, lol.

Someone said lance has all the information, and he must, cuz i was told he makes and sells them... and not that i don't want to buy one from him, its that i need to customize it a bit, adapt it for my trailer hitch support arm that i am sure is in the way for my future saddlebags. Plus i have access to materials, a machine/weld shop, and i can get stuff plated, either black QPQ or Electrical Nickel plating..

Whenever i get the measurements and details i plan on doing a full detailed print of the part(s) and posting here of course.

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Glenn C.
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Lance and I already have reproduced the Fire and Steel turn signal relocation brackets as I have the ability to do so at work and Lance has the skills and tools to finish them.

See they have already reproduced it, but so far i haven't got any measurements.
 

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Ok, i have seen this Turn Signal and Helmet Lock Re-Locator in many peoples pics. I have been told you can buy it, for like $150 or something.
It seems it would be easy to reproduce.

Here are some pics and some drawing prints. If any one of you out there have this re-locator could you please take some measurements and stuff for me.
I want to put together a good print that will come in handy in the future for others.

Thanks.

I don`t want to underestimate the complexity of this job, but as a DIY guy myself, it doesn`t appear that it would be that difficult to measure the required distances and hole sizes for this bracket. The overall length and width may vary a millimeter or two from lances brackets, and you may have to make a prototype or two, to get it perfect, but this is not rocket science.

Measure the width of the signal light bases and helmet lock bases to determine the required width for the strap metal.
Likewise the length of the lock to determine the length of the short leg of the "L" bracket.

Align the tongue (the short leg) of a carpenters square on the top of the tail light lens at the appropriate place, estimated from the picture, and measure on the tail (the long leg of the square), the overall length, the centers of the bolts and screws and signal base.

Make the prototype out of mild steel strap and check for fit before using more expensive stainless steel or aluminum. Cut the strap a half inch longer than your measurements to allow for the bend, and trim both legs to length needed afterwards. JMHO.
 

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nicely put Gordon...
If you have the skills to build something like this, then you have the skills to find the right measurements to fit your needs. If you want the exact bracket, go buy it.
 

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You are missing a hole there. The turnsignal requires two holes, one for the small bolt (#3 to the left in your photo) AND one, 1-1/16 " over for the turnsignal stalk itself, which has a "T" shaped end that passes through the bracket.

The Kaw bracket includes a U-shaped block that fits over the inside of the T behind the bracket and is secured by that small bolt.

If you look at the drawing of my relocation bracket,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifemaker1954/1490018613/in/set-72157602271290728/

You will see that the hole for the T end needs to cut out on at least one side to feed the T shaped end through, as a round hole would not allow it to pass through.

I used a 7/8 hole and slotted one side out by 3/4 X 9/16. To replace the missing U block I simply wrapped the inside stalk with a strip of hard rubber and secured it with a plastic wire tie.

I sold off the Kaw relocation bracket I had, (won as a prize at a Gathering) so can not help you with the measurements, but as mentioned, all you need is a ruler to figure this out for yourself. Thats how I always did it, usually I make a paper template first to make sure it fits as concieved.

KM
 

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If you have the ability to make these why stop here why do you need measurements. with some fabrication skills and imagination the possibilities are nearly limitless. Add some after market turn signals into the mix and you are only stopped by your imagination. Here is a pic of what i did with mine.
 
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