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I’m converting my GL500 interstate to a custom. So I want to reposition the existing rear turn signals without using the brackets to which they mount on a bike with the rear trunk and hardcases.

It appears this will require a funky fastener of some sort, and I need some help to find these fasteners. Anybody know what I’m talking about? Thank you.
 

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Wow, thanks...that’s the part alright:) doesn’t appear to be easy to find...anybody on here interested in selling me a pair?
 

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I've got a pair off my '82. Could stand a good cleaning (it sat in a field for 13 years before I rescued it) but they'll do the job just fine.
PM me your address and I'll get them off to you.
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I was going to suggest making them by welding the threaded part from a couple of bolts onto some flat stock or maybe heating up some threaded rod, hammering it flat and drilling it but taking up TRath's offer is much easier.

Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your signature so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel because old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet. If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid).

BTW: The best advice anyone can give you about customizing any vehicle is to get it safe & reliable in more or less original condition and use it for a while before you start making any changes so it can tell you what changes it needs to make it do what you want/need better. That approach almost always results in something you actually want to keep and use but making changes based on style or on what someone else (who may or may not really understand how the changes affect the way it works) has done often results in a piece of expensive yard art that you can't stand sitting on for more than a few minutes and might even be dangerous.
 

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Thank you!
 
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