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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Added the Walmart bullet lights to the bike over the weekend. They are super bright even during the day giving me exactly what I wanted,,,,,,,,,,,Increased visibility for others to see me. I was able to make L brackets out of Stainless Steel and mount them without having to reshape the chrome fairing over the turn signals. Sanded and polished them so they shine like chrome. I also put silicone in the base of the WM bullet housing to reduce vibration on the bulb and increase its life span. Put heat shrink on the wires and ran them into the headlight housing.

I was hesitant to tackle this mod due to the wiring ,,,,,,,,,,,but followed the diagrams posted on here and it was no issue at all.

Pics to follow when I can get them off my not so smart cell phone.
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Sounds cool. I have been thinking of adding these lights to my bike too. Lookin' forward to seeing your pics.



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Awesome!!!

I have a sorta dumb question, though.... how do you polish stainless? I get it that you go finer and finer grit sandpaper, but what do you actually use to get it to shine like chrome? Is it something like a t-shirt and some metal polish?
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polish

Yes, I graduated up to 2000 grit sandpaper, then you polish. A polishing wheel is best ( like a grinder wheel) you have different blocks of chalk/polish that you put on the wheel then polish the part. Beleive the gradiant on polish is the yellow block then blue then white polish block.

There are shops in your area I bet the POLISH metals for a few bucks if you have the part prepped good.
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ddddsp- I saw the pics you posted in another thread. How did you attach the L brackets to area on the back side of the chrome covering over the turn signals?



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On the turn signal bracket is a small flat area about 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". You can easily see it when you remove the chrome fairing. I drilled a 1/4" hole in that area and my L bracket................then bolted the L bracket on. Must be sure you have enough clearance on the bottom of the fairing to clear the L bracket. Trail and error where to drill the hole for the L bracket so the fairing clears.
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I had those lights on one of my bikes. Lots of light and no problems with them. However, they've been known to lose the lens cover. I drilled a very small hole in the bezel and put in small machine screws to hold them on.
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Thanks ddddsp and barrynfla for the tips.



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you could always use these light too, you just need to upgrade the bulb.

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