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Author Topic: Installing new turn signals  (Read 5326 times)

Phlakaton

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Installing new turn signals
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:22:21 AM »
Hi eveyone -

I just got my spiffy new turn signals.  I wanted to get some advice.   :)

1. How many of you mounted them on the rear fender - did you drill into the fender?  How did you approach the electrical routing in that case?

2. Front install... did you use the existing brackets the originals used?  Did you extend them at all and what did you use if you did?

3. The new ones have one wire with them... the old ones have two wire (the red and blue).  I'm assuming one might be a ground (blue)?  Does the red get hooked to my only one on the new signal?

I'm a clutz with anything ac/dc and electrical. 

Thank you for any info you can chuck my way!

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 02:35:06 AM »
On your old turn signals one wire is a power wire and one is a ground wire. Your new signals only have one wire - a power wire. The body of the turn signal acts as a ground.

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 09:50:00 PM »
So- what should he (and I) do with the remaining wire?  Just tape the end and let it be?
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 10:24:47 PM »
What I did was to solder the old ground wire to the inside of the new light, wouldn't work otherwise.

So- what should he (and I) do with the remaining wire?  Just tape the end and let it be?
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 10:48:00 PM »
I just taped the extra wire back.
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2008, 04:15:36 AM »
That's a good idea- how did you work the wiring?  Add wire to come from down "there"?  Split the arness and bring it from under the fender?
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2008, 04:19:54 PM »
If you do a search under my name, I did a writeup on these mods.
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2008, 08:05:01 PM »
That's a good idea- how did you work the wiring?  Add wire to come from down "there"?  Split the arness and bring it from under the fender?

I split the harness and pulled the the wire back though and looped it out under the left side of the fender.  If you look close you can see where it loops to the base of the signal and also a blue crimp under the seat that I used to extend the right signal wire and lace it over. I used 3 zip ties to lace the right signal across on the seat bracket.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 10:50:50 PM »
There is the option to put a eyelet connector on the ground wire and put that on the mounting post of the t-signal for a really good ground. ;D

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 11:13:40 PM »
I had my signals mounted where the seat connected in the back. For x-mas I received saddle bags and they seem to conflict. These are the tan bags our host sells. Does anyone have the bullet headlights with the saddle bags? If so where are your lights mounted?

I saw one image where the lights were mounted at the bottom of the fender support, but I am not sure where to find a nice bracket.

Thanks for any feedback,
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 01:25:00 PM »
I need help.

I am trying to mount my indicators at the bottom of the fender support tube in the rear on my classic bullet. I have an L bracket and need some sort of anchor bolt to go into the tube. Much like the bar end mirrors use to keep them in place. I cannot find anything that will work.

I have tried several anchor bolts, but they do not work. The ones that end in a nice screw end are all for drywall and collapse in the tube. The ones I have seen for concrete end in a threaded end that would look like garbage.

I am half thinking of straightening the L bracket and using hose clamps, but I think that will look really bad.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would especially appreciate direct links to something I could use, but new ideas are very welcome too.

Thanks,
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 04:58:51 PM »
why don't you just mount them on the side of the taillight?

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009, 05:25:14 PM »
I forgot to mention, I have the tombstone taillight so I cannot mount on the taillight itself.

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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 08:26:17 PM »
You could use a round rubberized clamp, I used them to attach my saddlebags to my racks.  You can get em at Ace hardware but you would have to run a separate ground per signal.   
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Re: Installing new turn signals
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 09:05:02 PM »
I need help.

I am trying to mount my indicators at the bottom of the fender support tube in the rear on my classic bullet. I have an L bracket and need some sort of anchor bolt to go into the tube. Much like the bar end mirrors use to keep them in place. I cannot find anything that will work.

Could you JB Weld a nut inside the tube?
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