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 Post subject: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:27 pm 
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Does anyone know of a kit to relocate turn signals on a 250 Rebel without drilling holes?

I am not looking for any thing fancy. Say an iron bar to put over the turn signal bracket that I can hang the existing turns signals on.


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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:45 pm 
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Get a piece of square aluminum tube at your local hardware store. Mount it to the license plate mount.

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:12 pm 
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I appreciate your response but I am not sure I am following this. Is the cross section of the aluminum tube a square? If so what deminsions where you thinking of? How would you conect the turn signal to it? Bend the tube to 90 degree angle? Cut part of the tube off before bending?

This aluminum sounds good I will check into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:20 pm 
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I had to move my wife's siggies back a bit to make room for her bags.

I got a couple pieces of flat-stock stainless, rounded the ends a bit.

removed the siggies and bolts that hold the fender to the rail. Then I drilled corresponding holes through the stock and remounted the fender and rail bolts.

The flat stock extended six inches beyond the end of the rail. I drilled a hole in that end to mount the signals.


Works fine, and is hidden behind the bags anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:55 pm 
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Duke:

I like that. If you want to remove the bags then you can just remove your piece of steel and remount them. No damage to the bike. Great Idea. Cheap and fairly easy to do with a dremel or bench grinder and a drill.


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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:05 pm 
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Hold up on that 'easy to do' thought---

you ever tried to drill stainless steel? Man, I will not _ever_ do that again!

Seriously though---

you hit on the reasons that I opted to do it that way. I forgot to mention a thin strip of inner tube between the flat stock and the fender rail to prevent scratching, buzzing, etc.

Though next time, I'm just using a piece of steel and painting it. Drilling stainless is a _job_, and cost me four drill bits......

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:50 am 
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Duke wrote:
Hold up on that 'easy to do' thought---

you ever tried to drill stainless steel? Man, I will not _ever_ do that again!

Seriously though---

you hit on the reasons that I opted to do it that way. I forgot to mention a thin strip of inner tube between the flat stock and the fender rail to prevent scratching, buzzing, etc.

Though next time, I'm just using a piece of steel and painting it. Drilling stainless is a _job_, and cost me four drill bits......


Hey Duke, The Pro stainless steel kitchen equipment installers all use only Cobalt drill bits and Buttermilk to lube and cool the bits, I have tryed it works.

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:19 am 
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Thanks Howard!

I'll have to give that a try next time.

Buttermilk? Seriously?

Guess I'll need nose plugs, too.

Buttermilk, you say?

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:33 am 
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Yep BUTTERMILK, serious as a Heart Attack try it.

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 Post subject: Re: Turn Signal Relocation Kit?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:36 am 
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I decided that the best way to go on the turn signal relocation was to mount them on the license plate holder. After consulting with Jack at Jack's Rebel Catalog I came up with a simple deign using iron for railing and such. I have ordered some from a local vendor.

Then I noticed this link on another board. A simple relocation kit. It says VLX and 1100 Spirit but you should be able to make it work on just about any bike with a licsense plate in the middle. It looks like the holes are large enough for the Rebel. The nut on the signal mount only goes down to a little over 1/2 inch from the base of the mount. So you will need a spacer to fit between the nut and this device. The bracket is fairly simple and not expensive. The VLX has an assembly consisting of two oval washer and rubber spacer for the turn signal that just might adapt the Rebel signals to this bracket.

The bracket I had made uses the 3/4 inch steel tube so no spacers are needed.

Here is the link. Link to Relocator bracket


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:35 pm 
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Here is an update to the earlier post.

I have the bracket on and have been using it for a couple of months. After I lost a screw or two from vibration I tighten them up and added some lock tite. That seemed to solve the missing screw problem.

Here is a link to a jpg file with the plans. I took this to local iron shop had them made. They use commonly available materials (3/4 inch flat and square iron) so they should be cheap. Just bolt them between the license plate and the holder. You may want to add some rubber spacers to keep the plate from vibrating. I put a screw and a washer thrugh the hole used by the bracket to keep the fender in position.

http://home.comcast.net/~ghackathorn/bracket.jpg
Print this on a 8 1/2 x 11 page. The diagram will be close to full size.

Here is what it looks like on the bike with 16 inch bags installed.
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This solution lets me put just about any size bags on the bike. If I decide I want something else nothing has been cut or drilled so I can take them off and pout everything back.

The bags are Willie and Max Raptors. The strap is to carry the bags when off the bike. But they looked like the would hold the bags much better than just the zippers.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:01 pm 
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gary thanks for the great idea!!..did it in aluminum..kinda blingy!! Now I can move those bags back! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:17 pm 
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Nice job on the tail brackets, guys!

Brings back all kinds of memories---

you used to be able to go to any bike shop or catalogue and order a signal bracket that attached at the plate. Course, that was mostly for standards, and when they went away, a lot of really nice accessories (like huge cargo racks) went with them.

Nice jobs!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:26 pm 
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Yet another vendor with turn signal relocation kits for the Rebel. This time Leatherlike.

Click Here and select model

Price $28

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