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Old 09-20-2009, 11:12 AM
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The extenders that come in the kit for extending the turn signals (like RonnR posted) are cheap and I didn't trust them. Instead I soldered the wires and heat shrinked the exposed wires under the fender. You don't have to, it was just a prefference on my part. Much more sturdy this way.....

2 Points to help you... This isn't really complicated, but can be if you are lost or make a mistake (like I did)

1.) When you cut the wires under the fender do it about halfway up from where the wires come through the fender then continue to the harness. (this might be different for your DC, but I don't think so) There are 2 metal clips that keep the wires snug against the fender (1 for each turn signal on each side), just follow the wires with your fingers and you will find them. after that the wire continues to a little slot behind the brake light where they join the wiring harness. There should be a lil extra slack for the wires and you can then disconnect the wires too. I'm making this sound complicated but it really isn't. Just don't make the mistake I did of cutting closer to where the wires go through the fender

2.) If you do use the connectors that come with the kit... Do yourself a favor and go buy some bigger heat shrink from the auto or hardware store. You slide a piece on wider than the connectors, after you have crimped the connectors and they are snuggly on there. Use a lighter and shrink it over the connections. I had a buddy that kept going through fuses when it got wet cause of bad connections that weren't insulated. This circuit also powers your headlight..... So he was stranded at night.

Hope this helps. Have any ?'s write me...
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by xbox View Post
How do the turn signal wires detatch? Are they quick detach under the fender? or do they need to be cut?
This easy to do your self?
No need to cut the wires: check this post (by mud) "about
extracting wires from the ever so popular AMP connectors" from the HOW TO thread.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:25 AM
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I just installed the "relocation" kit last week for the same reason. It's an easy job [if the rear is not lowered] make sure you get the wires back under the clips inside the fender. Good luck.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:33 AM
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with detachable you have to do the turn signals with rigid you dont the tool to pop out the amp connector pins is only about 10 bucks better than cutting the wires
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:46 AM
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i did it last wekend no big deal even if you cut the wires have shrink tube on hand and solder up wires.
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Would anyone happen to have some pictures on installing the brackets for a detachable sissy bar on an 08 street glide ?
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May as well move the lights off the bracket anyway, because at somepoint you're going to want to bolt on saddle bags.

The QD for a backrest is just two bushings with a little longer bolt to the fender. The backrest brackets slide onto the front bushings, and the rear connectors lock around the rear bushings.
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Originally Posted by bberck View Post
They detach at the brake light but the kit has you cut them so they will fit through the new stalks.

It can be a pain getting the wires pushed through but its not a hard job.
Sounds like you're the man I need to talk to. I's getting ready to do this docking kit and "relocation" of turn signal relocation.
1. At what point EXACTLY do I cut the wires?
2. the instructions say to use crimping tool, heat gun and shrink wrap to mend wires. The gun is $100. Should i look to borrow one or is there a way around that.
Thanks so much for any guidance.
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Originally Posted by RonnR View Post
They call it a relocation kit, but it relocate out so the detach space can fit in..

I did this also so I could install a tall quick detach sissy bar. It looks good, but I have found that the sissy bar will rattle some where to attaches to the rear mount. I cured this by making several wraps around the rear mount with Teflon thread tape and now it's all good & tight.

If I were doing it again, I would have put on the rigid mount sissy bar since I never take mine off, done an actual signal relocate to the license plate area & had the quick detach mounts for saddle bags installed in case I ever wanted to put bags on.
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harbor freight has a heat gun for 13.99 just bought one today and used it to do the same thing worked good
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