Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
98vstar, I've been down this exact same road you want to go down.
I have attached pics of my current setup. The key components are:
47 to 54 Harley style tail light w/ high tag mount (Early Sportster Version) Prices vary depending on vendor
ebay 3 wire turn signals (running light feature included) around $40 set
Some scrap 3/4" thick plastic to make the front mounts.
So : the rear fender stock tail lamp was removed and replaced with this one, Drilled holes on the side of the fender to mount the new turn signals. Wiring was fairly easy. 2 wire set up on both. You do not use the lead that is grounded to the stalk of the turn signal.
On the front ones it's tricky : to keep the running light feature intact you must make the signal stalk mount to as to NOT touch any metal part of the bikes frame ground. As the running light uses this for power. and must be isolated as such. So with the front you use all 3 wires. on mine the outer edge of the bulb is lit as the running light. The inner portion is the turn signal.
sure it took some time to make but everything works fine and has held up well. The base of the rear tail light had to be sanded some to reduce the overall radius but that was it. (see pics )
*** The grill between the two front turn signals was made from a screen insert on a hilborn scoop for a chevy small block v8 . Note the mount attaches through the old TS mounting tube with the ends removed.
It also appears your rack lower support could be attached in the same manner with this setup.
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals
Last edited by RestoRider00; 09-13-2015 at 02:08 PM.