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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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rear turnsignal relocation

I have a 1996 Honda Shadow Ace 1100. I need to move the rear turn signals, so I can install the saddle bags that came with my bike. The only thing I can find within my price range is just a metal bracket, which I don't want. Just can't find much of anything, so I thought I would throw it out here and see if someone else might have better luck than me.
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I bought a tomb stone taillight assembly that had built in turn signals on it.
It fit where my stock tail light had been.

Now this was on my 1995 HD Sportster, but you get the idea.

It was under $100 back then.

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ok, thank you for the info, I'll do more checking.
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Dan, here is a picture of the set-up I have.


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That's very close to one I like on J&P Cycles. the only problem mine is different, does that matter?
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Dan, I would call J&P customer service and ask them.

A guy can make anything work, but some things require more work than others.

I replaced mine almost 20 years ago, I don't remember having much trouble. I know I didn't have to drill any new holes.
I did have to move some wires, but it wasn't a big deal.

Your model bike is very popular, I would think someone would have a direct fit replacement. J&P was very helpful to me back then, I'm sure they would know.

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Another option would be to find something like what SeaGullPlayer showed above at a swap meet or salvage yard or something. As long as it's a surface mounted type of unit for a curved long fender of close to the same size it should come pretty close to fitting. You might have to nibble some metal or drill some holes, but that's not a huge deal.

Also, a thick rubber base gasket can often take up the difference if the radius of the piece isn't exactly the same as the radius of the fender.
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Thank you everyone, that gives me quite a nit to work with. I was just worried that I would have to settle for something that was just going to be good enough to to the job and take away from the looks, but I don't think that is anything I need to worry about anymore.
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