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Xvs650 rear signal light

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by buckethead00, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Hi guys,



    I am a new rider and have a 2012 xvs650 custom. I am looking to change the rear signal lights to after market lights. I attempted to remove the lights from the rear fender stay and unbolted the small bolts on the chrome section of the light but that is as far as I got. How do I remove the black rubber base? Also how do I know what thread size of lights to buy? Thanks a lot for your help!
     
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  2. Hi Buckethead, welcome.
    The XVS Customs had threaded rear indicators.
    The black rubber base hides a hollow screw thread that is fastened behind the fender wall.
    You'll need a 14mm spanner I think.

    What are you putting on ?
    You'll need a few large washers to fill the hole and keep it neat if your replacements are much smaller.
     
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  4. These should be easy, they are a bulb light not LED so no worries about flasher cans or ballast resistors they should connect straight in.
     
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  5. thanks for your help guys! one more silly question does anyone know what's the thread size which would fit the side fender stays? i have tried looking in the service manual but cant seem to find it!
     
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  6. #6 cjvfr, Dec 20, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
    Being a Japanse bike it will be a metric thread, if you dismantle one of the bolts/nuts and take it along to a Bunnings, in the screw and bolt section they have a block with both male and female threads that you can check against.
     
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  7. Thanks mate that's great advice!
     
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  8. From memory it's a M12.
    Do you also get fork clamps with the set to fix the front ones or are you leaving them stock ?
    I did similar to my 1100.
    Do a search for LED indicators and you might find some pics.
    Also where are you based ?
     
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  9. I am based in Malvern in Melbourne stever and I was going to get fork clamps, another dilemma as I want to make sure the lights fit in the clamps as well!
     
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  10. If you have some time to come out to Bayswater I can show you all of the parts off yours that you'll need to replace.
    Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you a PM.
     
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