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Man... it's just one thing after another!
After doing the Signal Shave the right rear turn signal quit working. The test meter showed power to the connectors but when I removed the turn signal and tested it with a battery, it would not light up. The bulb's filament appeared ok so I figured there is a problem within the wires, plus the brass base of the bulb was corroded to the socket and I was unable to free it so I ordered a new set of cheap turn signals online.
I wanted to relocate the signals to get them well clear of my saddlebags and decided to try the Tail/Brake Light assembly.


I had to trim the opening in the rubber gasket where the wire exits the housing to make it wide enough for the two additional lines and then I had to extend the wires but everything worked.


Notice the new screws in the red tail light. Every time I work on a part of this bike I have been replacing the old chewed up and rusted screws, nuts, bolts and washers. The results are starting to show as these small details give the bike an overall cleaner look.

After checking to make sure the tail and brake lights and both new turn signals were working, I pushed the start button and nothing happened. "Dang It... What now?!

I had taken the brake and clutch handles off and cleaned them up on the wire brush of my bench grinder, so I decided this must have something to do with the clutch safety switch.
When I first got this bike I noticed that I didn't have to pull in the clutch to start it.
It looks like the plastic pin that the clutch handle pushes in was broke off, so the switch is always in the start position. I unplugged the wire harness from the switch to remove it from the bike and found the two tiny (#2 screws) that hold this switch to the underside of the clutch were seriously rusted and I almost messed them up but finally got them to turn.

Using a test meter I found no continuity between any of the three terminals of the switch so I opened it up and all of the contacts had corrosion on them. After cleaning everything up I got good readings on the meter and plugged the switch back onto the line and the bike started up just fine. Back to Home Depot where I got some stainless steel, #2x14mm, beveled head screws and reattached the switch into its place under the clutch lever and I was on my way.
Another successful mission! :beerchug:
 

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looks good

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wow, nice, I love the look. I think I found my next project. Been wondering how to pull the lights back to clear for hard boxes :p

On a side note, anyone know a good reliable vendor for LED Signals; Front and back?
 

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wow, nice, I love the look. I think I found my next project. Been wondering how to pull the lights back to clear for hard boxes :p

On a side note, anyone know a good reliable vendor for LED Signals; Front and back?
I used some fender washers on both sides to reinforce the plastic housing. Pretty happy with the job. The signals are small and cheap, ($13.00) for the pair of them but I might replace them with a set of LED units at some point.
 

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DANG IT. After seeing your post I went out and put on my thinking cap to find out that mine are already pulled back with extensions; can we say bonehead. When I measured out the boxes I was looking at the back side of the light would have been right on it. As you can see in the picture that my current bags do not have much space. Any tips or ideas?
 

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ZMan: Custom Dynamics is a good place.
 
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DANG IT. After seeing your post I went out and put on my thinking cap to find out that mine are already pulled back with extensions; can we say bonehead. When I measured out the boxes I was looking at the back side of the light would have been right on it. As you can see in the picture that my current bags do not have much space. Any tips or ideas?
I'd get a length of 1" aluminum angle-iron and attach it across the underside of that luggage rack, as far back as you can, to use as a mounting bracket for the turn signals.
 

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I love it and I'm going to do the same....
What are your bags, and dimensions, I like them.
Thanks, Rick
I will measure the bags this weekend, Rick, (I’m at work right now). I bought them off Ebay but I might still have the invoice around. I’ll have to look when I get home.
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Here's the bags I got. Found them on EBay, one of the images shows the dimentions;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16-W-MOTORCYCLE-WATERPROOF-STUDDED-SLANTED-SADDLEBAGS-FOR-KAWASAKI-UA10-/161944696632?fits=Year:2005|Make:Kawasaki|Model:Vulcan+750&hash=item25b4a7f738:g:KyUAAOSwB4NWwkJO&vxp=mtr

They have the carrying capacity I wanted and have worked out ok for taking weekend trips, but I was disappointed by how fast all those studs rusted up.
 
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