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15th November 2006, 04:18
I was going to order some relocation mounts from J&P part number is 3200200. Custom turn signal mounts for 39mm forks. I like that they mount to the pinch bolt and fit tight to the forks. But I was reading a feedback on J&Ps site that the lights do not fit properly on these. Has anyone else had any experiance using these mounts? Also will I need to extend the wires? I have a 2005 XL1200C. heres a picture from their site.
15th November 2006, 04:21
Recent threads on front turn signals:
Turn signal relocation (http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?p=525421#post525421)
Relocation of turn signals (http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?p=543563#post543563)
15th November 2006, 04:29
I actually read both of those at lunch today very informative. I guess what I was looking for was any specific issues with the 3200200 part. Here was the specific complaint issued on JPs site. curious if anyone else has had this issue.
"These brackets look good and fit properly around the fork. It would have made a nice installation on my '06 1200R, but ... the end where the turn signal attaches to the bracket doesn't quite fit. There's a little squarer shoulder on the signal bucket, and that fouls part of the bracket. As a result, the turn signal will not sit completely flat, even when tightened."
16th November 2006, 15:35
The statement that the JP mounts don't fit perfectly is correct. I just installed these and the problem is that the turn signal housing has a very small flat spot for the mounting point. If you will notice the hanging mount does not even snug up tight before it hits the bevel in the housing.
My fix for making the fork mount fit perfectly flat and snug against the signal housing was simple... mark the angle that the lights need to sit at when mounted (I used painters tape over the chrome and put a pencil marks for alignment) then put a bevel on the flat part of the fork mount with my bench grinder to follow the slope of the signal housing. The mounts are alum. and fairly soft so it does not take much to grind off. You could also do this with a file but it's much quicker with a grinder and then just touch up the edges with sandpaper. It's also a good idea to scuff each mounting surface a little with sandpaper to add some grip as no matter how tight you try to get it, chrome on chrome is slick and the signal will rotate. Also use a little blue loctite on the threads when your done.
A little side note.... due to the mount not seating snuggly when I was test fitting it crossed the threads in the housing (which is also soft as opposed to the hardened bolt) and a couple threads on the bolt. No problem as I re-chased the threads with a tool & die set. It's actually a good idea to chase the threads on the bolts anyway as the plating on them is a little thicker and trying to screw them into the housing can be quite snug.
Nice mounts though and look good.
16th November 2006, 16:04
I used a chrome lock washer between the light and the mount. No issues.
16th November 2006, 16:18
That must've been one small lock washer :) as I tried it as well including cutting the washer down and all resulted in hitting the slope of the signal housing. The contact point on my housing (flat part) was only 1/4" x 3/8".
Beveling the mount just worked better for me but whatever works is the key.
16th November 2006, 17:03
I used those JP mounts and needed no modification to get them on and working well. Been on over a year now.
18th November 2006, 02:29
Thanks for the info guys. Do any of you have pictures of these after being mounted. I would like to see some from the front and side so I can see how the look. I would like to also hear more about the washers. But if modifing them is the only way to go that doesnt scare me. My only concern is how badly does the finish on the mounts get messed up by grinding on them?
18th November 2006, 03:03
Here's how mine came out.
Used some red loctite on the threads into the signals........:geek:geek:geek
18th November 2006, 22:05
Thanks for the pic. anyone have any others? thanks again guys.
19th November 2006, 02:55
Drag Specialties pinch bolt version, on my 2003 Custom.
19th November 2006, 15:56
Here's mine. I bevelled the mounts slightly for a snug to the housing fit, worked great.
20th November 2006, 04:59
Thanks everyone. I sure like the tight fit of these instead of the harley units that stick way out off the forks. thanks again.
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