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Trine
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Question about moving rear lights

Post by Trine on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 7:50 pm

I was thinking about moving the rear signal lights
( turning lights, I am not sure about the right word in English) backwards. They are placed on a Givi case rack, 
currently sitting in the same place as originally. 
But to make space for my saddle backs,
 I want to move them further back. The rack has got holes approximately 8 cm back,
 from where the lights are now. 
Has anyone got any experience about doing this?

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Re: Question about moving rear lights

Post by ashcroc on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 1:51 am

Those holes are for te elusive arms that'll allow you to mount anniers on the rack but they should work for the indicators - possibly with being drilled out to size.

A previous owner of my bike decided to drill a couple of holes lower down on the mudguard for them which works ok.  It brings problems if you want to put back to standard though.
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Re: Question about moving rear lights

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 5:43 pm

not entirely sure what you mean but i mounted my indicators off the larger bolt in the picture below via a drop bar - don't appear to have a good picture after fitment

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Re: Question about moving rear lights

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 12:23 pm

@Trine wrote:I was thinking about moving the rear signal lights
( turning lights, I am not sure about the right word in English) backwards. They are placed on a Givi case rack, 
currently sitting in the same place as originally. 
But to make space for my saddle backs,
 I want to move them further back. The rack has got holes approximately 8 cm back,
 from where the lights are now. 
Has anyone got any experience about doing this?

I haven't done this, but I have got a Givi rack and case and I think you should be able to do it without any significant problem.

You might have to extend the wires that go to the indicators (turn signals ;) - I can't remember if there is enough slack in the wires. Anyway, the best way to do this is using a soldering iron/solder to make the joints and heat-shrink insulation over the top. It would also be sensible to make sure that the new wires don't chafe (rub) on the newly-expanded holes.

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