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Question 1200 custom coil relocation

Hi everyone! this is my first post.

I have an 05 1200 custom carbed. I would like to replace the side mounted horn with coil and ignition switch if possible. can i just use the horn bracket? will it still accommodate the choke? do i need to fab any other pieces? should i relocate the horn or just remove it? will there be any wire cutting if i remove the horn? are the kits sold on ebay a better option?

man, i have a lot of questions.

any advice/pics/tips are much appreciated.

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I know there are other threads about this, but not specifically about a carbed 1200 custom.

thanks again!
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A custom is really no different than any other sportster as far as the ignition/coil/horn goes. I modified an old ironhead motor mount I had laying around to mount my ignition switch and coil to. Then I moved the horn to the down tubes. Here's a pic:





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Wow! that looks so clean.

I don't have much fabrication experience. Do you think my stock horn bracket would work as well as the "old ironhead motor mount" you used? Also, what did you use to attach the horn to the lower tubes?.. could i just unplug the horn and remove it?

thanks! nice bike.
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Hello and welcome. I built mine using a combination of the motor mount and the coil bracket.





I did a bit of welding, filling in with JB Weld and powder coated it myself. I did away with my horn but I advise you to get a later model horn and install it somewhere inconspicuous. The wiring is very simple, should be just two wires, a yellow one which is the hot 12 vdc and a black one which is ground.

Good luck and remember to post pictures when you can.
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We did something similar to what Jharback suggested on my buddies '99 except we just scrapped the horn. We did have to fab up a bracket though, but that only took about 10 minutes.

Now as far as my coil relo - I used the horn bracket off of a custom model with no fabrication at all. worked like a charm! pics are in my gallery if your interested.
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awesome!!! these pics help so much. thank you.

the reason i'm asking about using my horn mount is because i read that guys were ordering this part to do the relocation on their nightsters and 883's that didn't some with side mounted horns. since mine did, i'm curious to if i could just swap the horn for the coil and switch.

let me know if this sounds stupid.
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thanks silencer057!

that's exactly what i was looking for. now, if i could figure out how to mount the switch right above the coil (where that opening space is on the bracket) i'd be all set.
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silencer057!,

is it easier to mount he switch where you have it?
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is it easier to mount he switch where you have it?
Easier? Not sure, as I haven't tried other locations. I will tell you that it only added a few minutes to my overall wire tuck.
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