Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

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Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

Post #1 by mrflamewerks » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:22 pm

The process I used for this does not involve welding. While I think using a welder to do this would be quicker and probably have a better end result, I don't have a welder. So as an alternative I took this approach.

Here is what I started with.

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I ground out the welds holding the right "mount".

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Put the assembly in a vice and cut the right "tube"

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I then drove the mount into the tube.

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Once I had it positioned, I did the same on the left side.

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I mixed up a batch of JB Weld...

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...and using a putty knife, goobered the epoxy into both ends of the tube, cleaned up the mess, and taped off the ends while it cured.

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This is what I accomplished on day one. As JB Weld takes 15 hours to cure, I went on to other things while it cured.

Earlier, when I dry fitted the pieces prior to potting them, I determined the correct length for the spacers and set them aside. Getting back to them while the JB Weld cured, I rough cut them to within an eight of an inch of their finished dimensions. As the mating ends are not parallel, I used a table top disc sander to finish it to the desired length maintaining relative angles of the ends.

Here's the finished spacer with the wasted piece.

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Last edited by mrflamewerks on Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post #2 by Roady » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:44 am

Brilliant.

I'm anxious to see how it turns out.

Especially appreciate that it doesn't require any new parts or special machining!

Very Well Done.

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Post #3 by mrflamewerks » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:14 pm

Thanks Roady.

Once the JB Weld cured I assemble the blinker set. Top picture is the finished assembly. The bottom one is the starting point.

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As you can see, it makes quite a change to the assembly.
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Post #4 by JBz » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:10 pm

that looks much better. thanks for the pictures and writeup . jb
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Post #5 by mrflamewerks » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:13 pm

Here is a picture of the tail light and rear fender assembly.

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Post #6 by heraldhamster » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:09 pm

good job Mr FW, looking very stylish.
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Post #7 by mrflamewerks » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:46 pm

Thanks HH.

Here's the finished assembly installed on the bike.

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Post #8 by skinnyo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:30 pm

Thanks MW. I just narrowed my 82 GL1100 and it looks much better. I
followed your instructions to a tee,good job.
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Re: Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

Post #9 by Bobalou » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:49 pm

This is a nice bit of work! Thank you for the post. crossy.gif

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Re: Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

Post #10 by Whiskerfish » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:24 am

If anyone is interested on a 1000 model you can just replace the rear stand offs with a set from the front of the bike and it works out great!
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Re: Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

Post #11 by Roady » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:44 pm

I did something similar and wrote it up in this thread.

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Re: Narrowing rear Signal Light Separation GL1100 Standard

Post #12 by Siphor » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:31 pm

Well I did similar and did not even know these were on here. When I go my bike the back turning signals were being held on by duct tape. I shorted mine up...took about half a day with a hacksaw and some jerryriggin. Ill post some pics in a bit.
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