GL1200 Bobber Tail Light

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GL1200 Bobber Tail Light

I looked around for a tail light for my GL1200 Bobber project and didn’t find anything that seemed to fit what I was looking for.  There were a few designs that I liked but where crazy expensive and I felt they would look “purchased and tacked on”.  I bought a few LED tail lights that were made for running lights and pulled the lighting assembly out.  I took those to my local metal supplier and it didn’t take long to find what I was looking for.  I found a heavy ring and a weld on pipe cap that looked like they were meant for each other.  Even better, one of the light assemblies I had slipped in and was a perfect fit.

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I drilled a hole on each side of the ring and then bolted in an allen head bolt.

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I had to sand down the outer edges of the nuts until the cap would sit flush onto the ring.  From there I had to do a little blind weld to tack the nut onto the cap.  This made sure that the cap would sit in perfect alignment to the out ring.

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I destroyed one of the bolts during the tack welding process.  That’s why one of the bolts suddenly is dark in the following pictures.

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This is where I’m starting to get an idea of where I want to mount the light and license plate assembly.

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From here I need to wire in a resistor to allow the light to function as a tail light and a brake light.  I will do some finishing sanding and then powder coat the housing once I figure out how and where I’m going to mount the light.  All in all I’m really pleased up to this point how it all turned out.