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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:26 am
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My buddy is attempting to put together his 36VL and he is not sure if he has the correct fender or not. Can't figure out how to wire the tail light either. There seems to be no hole for the wire. Sand blasting revealed no hole plugging of any sort also. What is your take on this fellow members ? Thanks, Pa
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:43 am

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Pa wrote:
My buddy is attempting to put together his 36VL and he is not sure if he has the correct fender or not. Can't figure out how to wire the tail light either. There seems to be no hole for the wire. Sand blasting revealed no hole plugging of any sort also. What is your take on this fellow members ? Thanks, Pa



PA,
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:23 am
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I checked all of the data surounding your username Chris and there ought not to be a problem. I don't know what's up ? I'll send the pics to you direct. Sure appreciate your input Bro. Thanks, pa

Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:04 pm

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The front fender half appears to be well used. Is the flap used or NOS? If NOS it could be a MoCo flub up. I see you have sanded all the primer off to see if the hole had beem filled.

Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:17 pm
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I'll have to check on the oem / nos stats Chris. Yeah....we wanted to be certain the hole had not been filled. It appears it wasn't, unless the repair person can blend it to look exactly like parent metal. There should be a wire hole then ? Correct ? At what location ? Thanks, Pa

Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:17 pm

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Pa wrote:
There should be a wire hole then ? Correct ? At what location ? Thanks, Pa



The hole can't be seen from the underside of the fender because it is under the matal hinge piece that covers the wire.
It is not visible in your picture but the hole is at the very top, just where the Pig Snout meets the Fender. Not easy to see as it is on an angle. Look up there with a flashlight and tell me what you see. :mrgreen:

Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:01 pm

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Pa

I got the same message as Chris..

George

Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:33 am
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Thanks Chris. I'll do that.

I'll have to ask Kevin Sather what is up with the image posting on here George. Sure baffles me. Hope the pics are below this reply. Pa

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Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:35 am
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I'm gonna ask him to expand the photo file size a bit also. Pa

Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:45 am

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Now I can see them.

Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:52 am

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Me too!!

:D

George

Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:22 pm

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Pa wrote:
My buddy is attempting to put together his 36VL and he is not sure if he has the correct fender or not. Can't figure out how to wire the tail light either. There seems to be no hole for the wire. Sand blasting revealed no hole plugging of any sort also. What is your take on this fellow members ? Thanks, Pa


Did ya find that hole yet PA? :mrgreen:

Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:59 pm
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Yep !!! Thanks to you Chris. :D Now the delema is how to route the front fender lamp wire tubing correctly :wink: Pa

Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:59 pm

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Pa wrote:
Yep !!! Thanks to you Chris. :D Now the delema is how to route the front fender lamp wire tubing correctly :wink: Pa


I tole ya how to do it. There has to be a clamp on the tube to bolt on the the running lamp and horn mount hardware under the fender. :twisted:

Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:44 am
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I got the clamp data Chris but I was refering to how to make the bend in the tubing, for exiting the through the underside of the fender, up through the hole beneath the forks. How far for the tube to protrude through the hole also. And ?? Should I flare the fender hole ? If flaring the fender hole is called for, how was that done also ? Sorry I didn't make myself clearer on that. :oops: Pa

Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:15 pm

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But I see the pics now too..

Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:29 am

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The tube is under the fender. It does go about 1/4" through the hole. The hole in the fender should be on an angle so hard bending of the tube is not necessary. Geeze, You newbies sure have to learn a lot. Maybe after you have been riding for a while you will learn a few things.:mrgreen:
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:13 pm
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:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:15 pm
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Kevin has been working on the program. Pa

Post Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:44 pm

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The conduit does come through the fender. Usually about 1/2". It is difficult to see in factory photos of Big Twins but easier to see on 45" Here is one where it is stickin out a mile.
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And another on a fender at the assembly line.
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