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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Was looking to add a little more light to the rear end of the bike so finally got to work on it. Added red LED accent lights between the bas & fender and installed an LED run/brake light to the back of the passenger backrest. The accent lights are from Autozone and tapped into the run light wiring.

The run/brake light is from Autozone too and is a semi trailer light. I built a harness and connector to plug into the bike connector for the tour pak lighting. Fabricated my own bracket to mount it and powdercoated it gloss black. I had hoped the bar for the backrest was hollow and I could run the wiring internally but no such luck (then again it wouldn't be as strong as it is if that were the case)! ran the wiring down the right side and zip-tied it to keep it secure.

All in all was about a $59 mod plus my time to get it all done......



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The biggest thing I was trying to accomplish is getting some light up closer to eye-level for anyone behind me when I have the backrest on!

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Wow! That looks pretty awesome. Looks like a BAL alternative to those of us without the square tail light and at a fraction of the price!

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You left off one word off the end of your thread title, the one that starts with A and ends with Hole!

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Man I'd be afraid a Boeing 747 would take that for a landing field
Grats to you for getting it done for that price and making it functional!

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Great job. Those are solid bars instead of tubing???????


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Great job. Those are solid bars instead of tubing???????
I started drilling straight into the end of the right arm and made it in about 1 1/2" and it was still solid so I stopped. FIlled it in with JB weld and black touch-up paint.

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Innovative - looks good............

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