The wheel is really tight close to the fender. Especially if you buy a different brand like Kenda which stick out a little bit further to the side. Having any bumps there at all will rip up the wires. I've had it happen to me about three times. You don't want to have even the slightest protrusion at that point.
That worked! On mine, it is a bolt with an 8 mm head, not a screw. So I had to keep going up to my apt for more tools. (So I was wrong --- I missed that one crucial thing!)
The plastic cover comes right off and then there is a flexible boot with the coiled up wires inside. Now my question is: can I just pull the wires out of the junction box and then pull them all the way out through the fender when I remove the turn signal assembly?
Sandy, I didn't notice until now but Welcome to The Forum. What year is your bike? If I remember correctly mine was also an 8 mm on my 85. The rear lights of all been replaced so that's not even there any longer.
For each side, pull the two wires out of the junction box and then pull the wires through the fender while removing the turn signal assembly?
If this is the case, then I can just plug the wires back in to their original poeition in the junction box after the turn signal has been installed in the new location. Please let me know. I will try to finish this job tomorrow.
As you pull the light fixture out you pull the wires through following it. The bullet connectors work very well in the small holes.
And yes GUBA it is an 8 mm bolt on mine here's a picture.
I guess we know some 2nd Gens had a bolt too.
This is the bracket I made to relocate the rear turn signals to the tag based on Guba's design. I used aftermarket LED turn signals so I'm not sure about the OEM wire length, but with a bullet connector kit, I'm sure making patch cables will avoid hacking up the wire harness.