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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Default 06 Jackpot front turn signal upgrade question

I bought a pair of show chrome torpedo LED turn signals that I wanted to use to upgrade the ugly front stock turn signals on my 06 Jackpot. I've seen others install them on the rear bolt of the lower triple tree but you can't screw it in tightly. I'm clearly missing something simple, maybe I just can't use these there and I need a bracket. Ideas, thoughts, opinions?

Here is one I saw that I liked that I was trying to copy:
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Can I get an M8 chrome spacer 19mm long with a outside diameter of 12mm? That would work.
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maybe put a nut on turn signal screw it down tight then use the nut to lock it down

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A nut would be too big, the bolt that is there is a 6mm allen wrench and the head of that bolt is about 1/2 in diameter.

I found these but they are in nylon:



The ones on ebay are all 5/8" OD and that is too big.

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A nut would be too big, the bolt that is there is a 6mm allen wrench and the head of that bolt is about 1/2 in diameter.

I found these but they are in nylon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00137WB74/...I1MMN1RC5FBW5P

The ones on ebay are all 5/8" OD and that is too big.
Hey Tri, any luck? I sent you a PM.

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Hey Tri, any luck? I sent you a PM.
I ended up buying these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/250885200292

They have an OD of 1/2" and a total height of 5/8". They will need to be drilled out to allow the bolt to slide through and I was thinking about polishing the hell out of them and putting a clear coat on the outside to make them look(and stay looking) like chrome. I only need two, so if anyone wants some, let me know. I should have gone with some a touch shorter, maybe 1/2" tall, so I could put a lock washer in underneath. I figure with that and some blue lock tight I should be able to get them pointing in the right direction and keep them there.

I will post pictures one I get them in, drilled out, polished and installed. That should be by the end of this coming weekend.

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use clear finger nail polish then you'll have enough for touch up as time goes on

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Clear fingernail polish is a good idea, VJ. Spray lacquer could be another option. Look forward to seeing the end product.

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The spacers came in and weren't badly oxidized so I decided to skip the polishing to near chrome step. As you'll see there is only a very small amount of spacer, and from the rear only showing.

The first picture is how they came from the ebay auction


As suggested I applied some clear nail polish to make sure they didn't continue to oxidize.


When I put them on I used a 1/2 lock washer to give me a little flexibility as far as tightening the turn signals. The lock washer is on the inside which is hidden, followed by the spacer:


From the front you can't see the spacer at all. The lights look great and they are far brighter than the old ones. This was prior to wiring.

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They look great and SO much cleaner than the stock signals.

Did you thread the mounting stem of the new signal directly into the lower bolt of your triple? In other words, how is the new sig attached exactly?

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