I don’t know how many times during compliments I hear, “Nice bobber”. The Forty Eight was designed to resemble the 1948 Harley and most people I run into either have never heard of it or have no clue what it is and it’s assumed I ‘bobbed’ a bike.
We can do some some basic mods that will bring it closer to that illusion.
Dropping the maker lights down lower on the fork is one of them and an easy one. Let’s get started!
Here is what the default looks like.
What we want to do is bring them down to under the head lamp on the fork tree.
(when doing this, only do 1 side at a time!)
Grab your Torx T45 bit and unbolt the marker light. You will notice a metal notch that keeps the light “centered”. This notch needs to come off because the lower fork mount doesn’t have the space for it. I used a hacksaw.
Then use a file to file the cut smoother.
Be sure to bring the washer down with the assembly as well, and put the bolts back where they where (they are not the same bolts). ((ie, the one with the weird groove goes on the lower fork))
Bolt them back up and center the light how you like it.
Now repeat for the other side.
Done. Looks much better to me.
The wires will be long enough, but I did ziptie the left side due to it being too long after the move.