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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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another mod of mine

i didn't like how far the front blinkers stuck out . and i also didn't want to spend any money for new lights , clamps and or brackets . as we all know yamaha made it nearly impossable for us to just buy a different light to fit our light bars , and no where could i find just a shorter blinker bar to replace the stock one without spending hundreds of dollars on one with driving lights (which i didn't want ) so i made the stock bar shorter for free and it still uses the stock lights .

so i attached a few pictures , if you pull your lights and light bar off and take a look at the end of the bar , those weird ends are not welded in ,they are braised . so what i did was experament with my old rear bar that i took off when i installed a 1300 tail light on my 1100 (see one post below this one). i heated the tube cherry red with a torch and pretty much just pulled the end out . now i did this with the back bar . you will see apart of it in the picture . if you want to do this to your front bar i would suggest cutting it to length first then heating so you don't blue the chrome . i did it on the rear because i had it laying around then i cut my front one to length and inserted the ones i took from the rear and jb welded them in the tube .

hope this helps someone . have a great day .
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 07:29 PM
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Good tip. Thanks for the suggestion. Looks a lot cleaner on your bike.

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Thank you sir !
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 03:17 PM
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Looks good! I'm not sure I'll have the guts to do it, but it does look nice.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 03:36 PM
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Yup I'm doin' it.

Looks great. Free mods are the best.

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I just removed mine altogether

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Looks great though....good job man.

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