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Reviewed by: Tom Pisel (Maxlib)
Reviewed for: 2007 750 Shadow Aero
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 5
Ease of install: 4
Would buy again: yes
This is a required item to relocate the turn signals on many cruisers. I decided that it would be easier to buy one then to fabricate one. The good points: I was able to add larger saddlebags, the part is well built, once you are finished you will be happy with it and you will get some quality time and become intimately familiar with the backside of your machine. The not-so-good Points: I hope you have some bolts handy if you have a frame for your license plate(or your existing ones are long enough), I hope you are patient, I hope you have longer than planned to complete the job, and it helps to be able to do some very basic wiring. First I had to take off the fender, and add the extra lengths of wire, find a way to route them to the forward part of the fender, which isn't hard at all, but don't make the mistake I did and try running all of your wires up the starboard side. The left turn signal wires are apparently ran up the left side of the fender for a reason. They don't all fit on the right side. This becomes all too apparent when you try to put everything back together. During the last step you also have to figure out how to get them inside the fender and make the install look pretty. I ran them inside the tail light mount at the bottom through some slots that are there, I believe to allow water seepage out. Then I drilled holes just large enough to allow the wires to run through under the tail light mount. If you do this be sure to use RTV or something to seal around the wires. I wire tied the wire runs up to the exit points on the rail that supports the fender. Be sure that they are very secure and will not interfere with the tire. Also be sure that before re-mounting the fender you plug everything back up and try all the lights. I mean just like you would when you do a pre-ride check. This will save you having to do the hard part, twice. By that I mean re-installing the fender after you took it off after finding that you blew a fuse when using the sigs or brakes or the headlight. I did this and all worked well until I mounted the fender. See my comment on the wires being run the way they are for a reason. With all of the wires on the right something was pinching causing a short to ground. As soon as I loosened everything up the lights worked fine. I ended up getting them all run up the right side but it might have been easier to just re-run the wires in the proper places. All of that had really nothing to do with the item, but hopefully the time I spent typing this will save somebody a big headache!
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