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Default Relocate turn signals for trashin supply essential bags

Can anyone lead me in the right direction for accessories to extend the rear turn signals/running lights? I have a chopped fender so running a light on the fender isn’t an option. I need the extend the bullet lights further back. Anyone know of some sort of strut light or really anything that would fit the bill?

I am trying to run the thrashin supply essential bags, which is why I need to extend the lights.
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Find the 3 wire light wiring and control box from a nightster and rewire your turn signals.
I bobbed my "C" fender and removed the tail light.
I removed the stock turn signal mounts, removed the two wire system, and installed the control box and red lends.

My "C" now has nightster tail lights
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This thread might give you some ideas:
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Default Relocating turn signals with detachable sissy bar

Maybe someone can help me out with this quandary.

I'm looking to add Thrasin Supply Essential bags to my Nightster. To add the bags, I need to relocate my RBT signals. I have a chopped fender that isn't straight, and a flip down side mounted license plate (I never use the flip down feature), which means I cannot relocate the turn signals to a license plate mount, or change my turn signals to a light strip that goes below the fender.

After much search and frustration, I found the HD directional relocation kit (P/N 73281-10) that fits my sporty. Moving the turn signals back should, in theory make enough room for the essential bags which requires 11in between the strut and the turn signals. It might be a tight fit but it should work.

Going over the install instructions (https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....5?locale=en_US), I'm realizing that I might not be able to use the relocation kit with the detachable sissy bar.

In order to run the bags, I have to figure out how to modify the turn signals. Any suggestions on how I would be able to use the relocation kit and run a sissy bar? (even if it requires changing the sissy bar from a detachable to a rigid)

I did consider moving the turn signals to the axel mount but I don't want to lose visibility.
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If you install the non-removable sissy bar brackets, you should be able to make an additional bracket to mount your TS lights off the sissy bar brackets.

Your choice of sissy bar can be high or low - even switching back & forth with only 4 screws involved.


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After much search and frustration, I found the HD directional relocation kit (P/N 73281-10) that fits my sporty. Moving the turn signals back should, in theory make enough room for the essential bags which requires 11in between the strut and the turn signals. It might be a tight fit but it should work.

I have a chopped fender that isn't a straight across cut, and a flip down side mounted license plate (I never use the flip down feature), which means I cannot relocate the turn signals to a license plate mount, or change my turn signals to a light strip that goes below the fender.

I did consider moving the turn signals to the axel mount but I don't want to lose visibility.

Going over the install instructions, I'm realizing that I might not be able to use the relocation kit with the detachable sissy bar. Any suggestions on how I would be able to use the relocation kit and run a sissy bar? (even if it requires changing the sissy bar from a detachable to a rigid)

I did look at some flush mount lights, but the only flush mount I can find with RBT capabilities is from some company Ghostrider Customs and im not sure about the quality of their product. Heres the product link.
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If you install the non-removable sissy bar brackets, you should be able to make an additional bracket to mount your TS lights off the sissy bar brackets.
The lights are stock, not thrashin supply.

If I were to move the lights back with the part number mentioned above, would I be able to use any of the stock brackets for a sissy bar? Or am I looking at needing to create my own bolt on brackets?

Im already running a custom sissy bar but I can retrofit it if need be.

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If you run these lights off the lower shock mount you would be good. They are small but they are freaking bright as all heck. Little pricey but well worth the money.

http://www.hightechspeed.com/products/xarc/index.html
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