Front signal mounts


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Front signal mounts

Postby sublimeflaboy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:40 am



After removing the Vetter fairing from my GL1000 I wanted to put stock signals back in the proper location on the headlight ears. After much searching at bike salvage yards and e-bay I found the mounts to be unavailable. My solution was to take a pair of short rear mounts and cut threads in them with a 14mm tap, the large outside hole is just the right size. I then took a couple of 14mm bolts from the hardware store and drilled a hole large enough for two wires through the center of each one. I screwed the bolts into the threaded mounts applying some permanent loctite and then cut the heads off the bolts. Dress the threads as needed, screw them into the headlight ears and mount the lights.



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Re: Front signal mounts

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:56 am

What size drill did you end up using to drill the hole through the bolts? I assume you must have gotten some lower-grade, softer bolts that you could drill through.

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Re: Front signal mounts

Postby sublimeflaboy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:23 pm

I used a 3/16th bit but 1/4" would probably work also. yes I used a soft grade bolt.

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Re: Front signal mounts

Postby 78AzWing » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:35 pm

I know this is a couple or so months behind the fact.

I just removed my Vetter WindJammer SS and have taken the bike (at least the front part) back to close to factory.

My front turn signal stalks mount to the lowest portion of the ears that hold the headlight. Big things like maybe 3/4 " hex head that the turn signal heads fit on and are locked in place with a clinch bolt which is a 10mm head. The stalks are threaded into the sides of the ear lowers about even with the three-way connector for the brake lines. And if you still have it the metal HONDA emblem that mounts to the three-way. I had to change out the headlight bucket because I couldn't locate a retaining ring that would fit the plastic one that came on the '78. I replaced the bucket with a chrome one from a '76 parter I have in the garage. Also where the turn signals came from.

The cables visible on the right side of the headlight are for the throttle. I run a Weber 2 barrel progressive and the cables have to be out like this or they will bind up. Choke cable runs under the left hand flip-down door and in to the choke at the rear of the carb.
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Re: Front signal mounts

Postby wehrd1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:38 pm

What is the bolt/ thread size for the stock front turn signal mounts. 1977 rebuild, removed fairing and all items still there but the after market signals mounts arms are too small. Looking to get a male to female converter to step down to the am signal arm thread size




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