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Question Sissy Bar Turn Signals

I keep looking at the back of my bike and thinking I need more/higher turn signals. Now I'm thinking that I could mount LEDs on either side of the sissy bar with the two bolts that hold it on and a custom bracket. I'm one to avoid reinventing the wheel, so I've done some searching to see if there is anything aftermarket that already does that, but I can't find anything. Before I start fabricating something, does anyone know of anything like this already?

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like the idea...be interesting to see what you come up with or what suggestions are made. Can never have enough lite back there.

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You could get the car style strips from your local auto parts store. They're already wired for 12 volts and you could jack them into the turn signal wiring and slap them on. (about $20.00)

They also make a handy source of replacment LED's should you decide to ditch that boring orange colored speedo display.
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Been lurking for a while. Got back into riding this year after a 30 year layoff. Learning a lot from the members on this site. I'm thinking of doing the exact same thing and found an item that may do the trick. These lights seem to have long enough mounting bolts (hollow) that may allow you to use in place of the sissy bar bolts. You could stack one above the other depending on the distance between the bolts. Tap into the existing electrical and Bob's your uncle.

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Attached is what I have done. They are mounted on the backrest mounting hardware with double tape.... Its not neat but it gets the job done
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I like your LED light strips but I went with this DB Trunk with lights mounted on the sissy bars Luggage rack. When I went with this they didn't have a lot of strip LED lighting options.

I wanted more visible Brake Lights so I went with a Trunk with a high mount Auxiliary brake light. Mine acts as a moving strip when I apply the brakes Cars now have a tendency to give me extra following distance when I brake. I think the LED lighted Spoiler w/ electrical module still supplies the moving HI brake light optional effect.


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But I do like adding LED light strips looks like a great way to go.

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Attached is what I have done. They are mounted on the backrest mounting hardware with double tape.... Its not neat but it gets the job done
That's kind of what I had in mind. Something LED and slim. I may have to go hit O'Reilly or Wally World and do some shopping to see what I can come up with. Now I'm even thinking an LED brake light on the back of the passenger back rest might be cool.

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I recently put some LED strip lights on my saddle bags and under my sisssy bar bag. Low cost, easy to do and it gives great visibiility from behind and the sides.





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That's kind of what I had in mind. Something LED and slim. I may have to go hit O'Reilly or Wally World and do some shopping to see what I can come up with. Now I'm even thinking an LED brake light on the back of the passenger back rest might be cool.


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