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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2017, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help - indicators

So I'm looking to get the stock indicators changed, and I've been thinking about mounting them in one of the screw holes that holds the fender. See picture.
The problem is however, I'm not sure what size the original bolt is that sits there now. Kinda wanna be sure that the new indicators will actually fit in the hole

And while I'm at it here, anyone have some good recommandation to as how one would mount new ones at the front?
My thought is to have them at the same place they are now, but I'm open for suggestion on elsewhere.
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The rear fender bolts are 8 x 1.25

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the signals.

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The rear fender bolts are 8 x 1.25

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the signals.
Thanks, but, um.. Is that in cm, mm, what?

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It just dawned upon me, why not chech the parts site? Do'h...
But there they are listed to be 8 x 18, and not 8 x 1,25?

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It's a metric bolt. I should have typed M before the 8 (M8x1.25). So 8mm is the bolt diameter and 1.25mm is the thread pitch. To add the length (just measured) the bolt size is M8x1.25x18
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Alright then, had to scratch a couple of lights I was looking at, da'mn
But at least now I know what will fit or not, thanks for the help RR!
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I think nosinut put new indicators in the same spot you're looking to. He said he drilled hem out.


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The fender bolt holes are too small for a standard indicator that feeds the wires through.... BUT... you can drill it out and use the turn signal bolts to hold the fender up. Someone else on here did that.
I'm going with another solution.

These are made to mount between the shocks and the fender, and that would work.
But I prefer my turn signals back farther, so I'm going to mount them on the rear fender bolts. I've already tested them. They'll work perfectly. And that way I don't have to drill out the fender hole.
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Iíve used these little brackets that go on the shock mounts.
I know itís not what your trying to do, but I feel the little wider apart the lights are the less confusing to some of those dumb cagers when you indicate.
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The fender bolt holes are too small for a standard indicator that feeds the wires through.... BUT... you can drill it out and use the turn signal bolts to hold the fender up. Someone else on here did that.
I'm going with another solution.

These are made to mount between the shocks and the fender, and that would work.
But I prefer my turn signals back farther, so I'm going to mount them on the rear fender bolts. I've already tested them. They'll work perfectly. And that way I don't have to drill out the fender hole.

Yeah the thought had crossed my mind that the size might be to small either way. Found some lights that has a M8 bolt however, but might still have to drill it..
Same as you, I would want them more at the back. I kinda like the look when they sit beside the shocks, it looks nice but not too sure how good it would work, how visible it actually is as soon as the bike ain't standing straight, if you understand. From straight behind the light would be visible, but have the bike at an angle, and they might not, and that concerns me a little.
But anyhow, mounting them at the back using the bolt you say. How would that work even? The indicators mount by a bolt, and that bolt would interfere with the fender? And the cables for the indicators would have to be exposed and go on the outside of the fender and in under it, don't like the thought of that. Just don't see how that would be practical or even decent looking. Please share a picture if you have.

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