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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Shortening front blinker stalks

I had shortened the rear blinker stalks on my c10 concours and thought I'd give it a try on my Versys stock front blinker stalks. In the pictures I only had the left one done 11/16 inch, hoping to lessening damage if and when I tip over. What do you think?
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Very much interested in your process. You need to show how you did it, otherwise you are just showing off! :-)

For the mater of protecting it, I removed the pair of clamping plates. The rubber boot is strong enough to hold the stalk, but will pop out if bent in a crash. Tested (unfortunately). It may still crack the lense, but you could definitely save a fairing from cracking.
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How visible are the turn signals with the headlight on from 100 yards away?

Might want to add some SkeneDesign P3 turn signals to compensate.

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Very much interested in your process. You need to show how you did it, otherwise you are just showing off! :-)

For the mater of protecting it, I removed the pair of clamping plates. The rubber boot is strong enough to hold the stalk, but will pop out if bent in a crash. Tested (unfortunately). It may still crack the lense, but you could definitely save a fairing from cracking.
I like your ideal of removing the clamps so it just pops out in case of a fall. When I do the right blinker I'll try to take some pictures, It's not hard to do but the cuts have to be precise or it could get expensive buying a new blinker.
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How visible are the turn signals with the headlight on from 100 yards away?

Might want to add some SkeneDesign P3 turn signals to compensate.
Not a bad ideal, I have seen a lot of cars that you can't see their blinker because it's washed out buy the headlight.
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I took some pictures while shortening the right blinker. You make three cuts, all of equal length (I did 11/16") One cut on blinker housing, one on the rubber boot and one on the post where the screw goes in to hold the assembly together. Then drill the hole in the post all the way threw and use a shorter screw(I used a #8x1/2" sheet metal) to reassemble. Used a hacksaw for the cuts and a file to level and clean up cuts.
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Thanks!

But tool-wise, I'm 1 cat short (or perhaps it's just the foreman inspecting?)
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Thanks!

But tool-wise, I'm 1 cat short (or perhaps it's just the foreman inspecting?)
You are welcome, and yes that is one snoopy cat, lol.
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