Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question


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Kintan
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Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Kintan » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:52 pm



I have a '77 GL1000 where the original owner took off the turn signals and put on some soft sided bags. I bought replacement OEM signals and can't quite figure out how to mount them on the back now. I have the front bolts and can install those. Has anyone done the same thing and have any suggestions? It looks like if I mount them in the original position it will interfere with the bag, not only with it closed, but opening it as well. I should mention I don't have the "rear bumper" or what I would call a small small sissy bar anymore. That did not come with the bike.



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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:24 pm

Unfortunatly you will need to get a grab rail like this one
they mount to it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-1975-GL10 ... 30&vxp=mtr

here is picture of one
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/ ... seum-find/

Kintan
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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Kintan » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Kinda what I thought. That 1975 grab rail looked like it had too much of an angle on the bend as compared to the 1977. Is it just a trick of the camera or is it actually different than the 1977?

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Fred Camper
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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:35 pm

I think the grab bar is the same for 1975 to 1977. So any early one will work but they are hard to find. The later GL's moved the winkers to the tail Light to make bag installation work.

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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Kintan » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:58 am

While looking on Randakk's I saw some pics of GL1000's where the turn signals were mounted on the brake light and plate holder. that is more what I want to do. Anyone have an idea if that is a conversion kit or how they did it?

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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:48 pm

The 1978 GL has that set up, as do many other Honda's. It is very common and should be no trouble to reproduce. The 1978 Honda GL set up may be best, but even that one has a slightly different fender mount so a bit of modification is needed.

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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Kintan » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:19 am

Well, my bracket has holes in it where it looks like the signals mounted on the 1978's. Guess I will start looking for bolts :D

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Re: Rear Turn Signal Mounting Question

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:06 pm

Sounds like you have a 1975 to 1977 grab bar on your 1978. I like that style but it does make installing rear bags more of a challenge. You can sell that grab bar for pretty good money and get a 1979 taillight and blinker combo for about the same money. But it is a question of appearance and to each his own.




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