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post #1 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear turn signal relocator

I purchased saddlebags for my rebel, 13" wide. They are a tight fit but look good. Is there a relocating kit, for the rear turn signals? I would like to move them back and 1" or so. I did see a license plate frame with turn signals attached. anybody seen these? Curious to how the wiring is routed assuming that the orginal wires are used....




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post #2 of 14 Old 08-25-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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some people have moved the lights back to the license plate frame, the stock wiring will reach.

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I looked for the thread that had a few pics on it cagie, but I coulnt find it... I got some bags the other day and was curious about finally doing that or getting some smaller directionals for the rear. Also making some saddlebag brackets, and I will post some pics soon.

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You can do this...





or even this...




just get a flat steel piece at home depot drill the holes...bend..install behind the license plate.

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That's what I was talking about =)

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Rear turn signal relocation

That looks great !.....Is the original wiring still used ? and where is it routed, under the fender?

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That looks great !.....Is the original wiring still used ? and where is it routed, under the fender?
There's actually a junction box in front of the license plate. The wiring for the blinkers comes from there. So by moving the blinkers back you have plenty of wire to play with.

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rear blinker relocation

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There's actually a junction box in front of the license plate. The wiring for the blinkers comes from there. So by moving the blinkers back you have plenty of wire to play with.
Just had a thought, is it possible to just drill a hole in the fender about 2-3 inches from there original position ? I just think they would vibrate alot on the license plate frame...know???? I already have problems with keeping the license plate bolts on ....lol. does anybody else? what i did was drill a hole each side of the plate and wired it to the holder, so i would not loose my plate, like i did with my 30 day tag.

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I need to move mine back also. I think I will go with the license plate mount. I don't know if mounting into the fender would cause metal cracking over time....Can it be mounted on the license place without the black rubber bits to the turn signal?

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Placing rubber washers between the mounting points will reduce, but not eliminate some of the vibration. Placing a backer plate behind the thin license plate helps reduce vibration cracks from starting around the bolt holes. I used a piece of aluminum sign.

I've seen some folks cut the rubber bases off the lights. Not sure if they help reduce vibration and extend bulb life or not, but most bikes have 'em, so I assume they are there for a reason.

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