Light bar kept disengaging from crash bar


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norseman47
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Light bar kept disengaging from crash bar

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I've owned my 1982 GL1100 Interstate since 2006. It's always had an issue with the rear, bottom, light bar staying in the rear crash bar mounts. The way the mounts grabbed the light bar tubes just wasn't very solid, and would eventually separate due to vibrations. So, while I was upgrading the light bar lamps, I came up with a way to make the connection solid. I bought a 15/32" OD brass tube, cut it down to 3" sections, fitted the brass sections into the 1/2" ID lightbar tubes, clamped the crash bar mounts over the the tubes, as it would be mounted on the bike, then drilled holes in the brass tubes where the crash bar mount bolts go thru. Now the mate up is solid...
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Where engagement occurs
Where engagement occurs


Ends of light bar
Ends of light bar


15/32" brass tube added to crash bar mounting
15/32" brass tube added to crash bar mounting


shot showing bar tube secured
shot showing bar tube secured


brass tube part number
brass tube part number



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Re: Light bar kept disengaging from crash bar

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I used the EXACT same fix for the exact same problem on my GL1100. :)
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Re: Light bar kept disengaging from crash bar

Post by norseman47 »

hmmm... if it was so obvious to us, wonder why Markland didn't think of it... :lol:
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