Rear Turn Signal Mod for the 48 (and others)

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by WildThang, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. WildThang

    WildThang Member

    The stock lengths of the rear signal standoffs are a bit excessive and I wanted to remedy that without destroying the original lines/concept of the bike. I saw on another thread where the OP simply removed the standoffs...I choose not to do that but put shorter standoffs (off of a softail)

    Here is a shot of the new/changed standoff on the left and the original on the right:

    And here is the completed shot:

    The part# for the softail standoff is 69933-08

    The turn signal on the 48 (unlike the Softails which uses a simple/plain bolt) are held on by a special stud than must be shortened by an inch and then use a die cutter to cut new threads on the end of the stud...

    Here are some other shots of the bike in its current state:

    and one with the grandson :)
  2. Gas Gauge

    Gas Gauge Junior Member

    MAN!!! That is a sweeeet looking ride, love those bars!
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    I have never seen such a aggressive looking Sportster. It looks very fast just standing still. I would bet its a blast to ride...:s
  4. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

    Have to agree with the comments above. This has to be one of the best looking Sportys I have seen! Love the overall look!