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Hi everyone! I've been lurking about the site since I bought my '01 Sport last summer, and I absolutely love your site, the information here, and most of all my bike! I just finished modifing the brake/turn signals on my sport, and thought I'd share. I ordered an 18.3" flexible LED array from Custom Dynamics, with a universal run/turn/brake module. I had them custom split it 1/2 way through, so it could be used as blinkers, along with the brake and running lights. I also ordered a set of LED bolts for my license plate bracket.

 

I removed the entire monstrosity that was the license holder, brake, turn signals, through away the plastic, and utilized the top metal piece for my license plate bracket. I bought a piece of 1/2" aluminum angle from Home Depot, and fabricated it to bend around the back of the bike. I mounted it between the tail section and the plastic shroud underneath.

 

The whole set up cost me under $300, and I may be a bit bias, but I think it looks great! Hope you all like it, and if you have any questions about the assembly, let me know. Sorry I didn't take pics during the process, didn't think about it 'till all was done.

 

Steve

 

I guess it won't let me post a pic...maybe because it's my first post? If anyone wants to see, e-mail me and I'll send it - sscovill1975 at yahoo dot com

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We'd love to see a picture. Send me a copy to jtsjf@yahoo.com and I'll post it up on photobucket and link it here. It might be as simple as the file size too large.

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That's really smart - and very simple. Wonder why no one has tried this before??

 

I dunno how strict US MOT is but I know for a fact that this would rev any MOT employee's heartrate up in the red area if I tried this here in Denmark.....

 

Looks great though; thanks for sharing!

 

Cheers

Søren

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Dude! Mankato! I was born and grew up (sort of ... still workin' on it I guess) in Blue Earth. Welcome aboard.

 

Nice lights BTW.

 

Crazy! I actually was born and raised in Winnebago - went to High School in Blue Earth! When did you graduate?

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Crazy! I actually was born and raised in Winnebago - went to High School in Blue Earth! When did you graduate?

Oh this hurts ... I graduated back when Winnebago still had its own high school. 1965. I expect there's been a lot of consolidation since then. A Guzzi in that neck of the woods. Who'd a' thunk it? I'm guessing I know a lot of folks your folks, or your grand folks, know. :)
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Crazy! I actually was born and raised in Winnebago - went to High School in Blue Earth!

It's a small universe, alright. It's great to be part of such a diverse Forum. :D

 

Brings to mind the bar scene from Star Wars every time I think about it. :lol:

 

Seems that many of us on this Forum were actually born and raised on the Blue Planet! ;)

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I would love to say you beat me to the punch on your tail section modification, but I honestly wasn't sure how to pursue such a project so I kept pushing it back. It does look great though, I love what you've done and would like to imitate it (to an extent) on my '01 V11 Sport. I had one question though, and that is with regard to your "custom split it 1/2 way through". Is that something you worked with them on, or was it something you were able to do with one of their kits?

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I would love to say you beat me to the punch on your tail section modification, but I honestly wasn't sure how to pursue such a project so I kept pushing it back. It does look great though, I love what you've done and would like to imitate it (to an extent) on my '01 V11 Sport. I had one question though, and that is with regard to your "custom split it 1/2 way through". Is that something you worked with them on, or was it something you were able to do with one of their kits?

 

The company I ordered it from - custom dynamics - set it up for me when I ordered. It came all assembled with the pig tails for wiring....really a slick set up.

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attachment=8546:IMGP1100.JPG]Hi there, nice Job . I just tidied up the tail on my 2004 v11 ballabio . I sourced a nice LED tail light off ebay for $60.00 AUST.came with led taillight,numberplate light and blinker brackets .

 

That's a tidy arse you got there, Mr. Rat. Looks gorgeous! :thumbsup:

 

Søren

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