Friday, June 27, 2014

Rear Action -- finally pulling pieces together

Finally got the time and parts to complete the bike rear, removing the old tail light and turns and installing the new constructed tail light and turns.  Here's a couple of pix.

First pulled off the old lights.

Next pulled the fender off completely to make installing the new light wiring a bit easier than trying to stand on my head and look up into the dark fender.  I was able to use the original wiring harness and just add push plugs to the new lights and wire up to the end of the old harness.  I just looped the excess wire of old harness inside the fender.

Here is shot of the running lights.  Now have tail and running in the turns.

I plan on wiring up the turns to come on as stop lights when the brake light comes on.  Will use relays to permit the signals to work even if the brake is pushed.  More on that in a future post.

Installed plate and tested run, stop and turns.  Will cut the fender somewhere below or just above the end of the plate.

What do you think?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tail light and rear turns coming together

Final got all the pieces together for my custom taillight/rear turns.

Bought a commercial tail/stop with plate bracket and then constructed the turnsignal mount.  Did the cutting and threading myself, but had a shop do the welding.

Next step is to have the mount powder coated and then I will install permanently and wire it up.  The old tail/turns will be removed and then I will cut the fender.