Rear Turn Signal Mod for the 48 (and others)

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by WildThang, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. WildThang

    WildThang Member

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    The stock lengths of the rear signal standoffs are a bit excessive and I wanted to remedy that without destroying the original lines/concept of the bike. I saw on another thread where the OP simply removed the standoffs...I choose not to do that but put shorter standoffs (off of a softail)

    Here is a shot of the new/changed standoff on the left and the original on the right:
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    And here is the completed shot:
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    The part# for the softail standoff is 69933-08

    The turn signal on the 48 (unlike the Softails which uses a simple/plain bolt) are held on by a special stud than must be shortened by an inch and then use a die cutter to cut new threads on the end of the stud...

    Here are some other shots of the bike in its current state:
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    and one with the grandson :)
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  2. Gas Gauge

    Gas Gauge Junior Member

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    MAN!!! That is a sweeeet looking ride, love those bars!
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I have never seen such a aggressive looking Sportster. It looks very fast just standing still. I would bet its a blast to ride...:s
     
  4. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    Have to agree with the comments above. This has to be one of the best looking Sportys I have seen! Love the overall look!