$2.50 Turn signal relocation to add saddlebags - Honda Rebel Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 03-20-2017, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up $2.50 Turn signal relocation to add saddlebags

Hey there! I just wanted to show some pics of my turn signal relocation and saddlebags. I didn't realize I would need to relocate the turn signals until I had the bags in hand. I ordered these viking bags from eBay for $75 (used) and they had previously been on a 2008 rebel. I love them! Anyway I had to move the rear turn signals and so I looked for solutions online. I noticed some kits where you can mount them on the license plate assembly but I am an impatient person so I engineered my own solution. This may be posted on here already but I thought I would share anyway. I wish I had taken pics step by step but I didn't think of it so hopefully you can get the idea from what I have now. After I removed the turn signals, I drilled a hole in the side of the license plate bracket for the them. I had to add a spacer to help fill the threads, so it would tighten fully. This first pic is looking down behind the plate at it.


I have a bunch of small oil funnels because I always misplace them so I just buy another ( for $1) and then I usually find my other one haha. I cut the tip of a small funnel to use as a spacer, you can see that in the pic above. They were pretty tight as they were but i decided to add zip ties around them and the top holes of the plate bracket. Some might think its kinda rigged looking but I used black and with the plate on you can hardly notice them. Honestly you cant see anything going on behind the plate unless you are looking for it so, its no big deal to me.

I cut the funnel tip the size needed and filed it smooth.



They have a slight downward angle but are super sturdy and aren't going anywhere. I think they look fine. I spent 1.50 for a bag of zip ties and already had the $1 funnel. Let me know what you guys think. The bags didn't have a key with them but I am just going to replace the barrel locks on them. I think that will be less than $20 so I feel I got a good value on them. They are in GREAT shape!


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-24-2017, 10:22 PM
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That's certainly another ingenious way to do it. Here's another: http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f12/s...sue-15155.html

Guba had a relocation bracket with measurements, but I can't find it.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-26-2017, 11:45 AM
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Welcome back flightcontrol. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-26-2017, 01:08 PM
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Hey Flite, welcome back!

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