T120 Lc Bonneville Fender / Light Mods

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  1. Grumps

    Grumps New Member

    Jan 24, 2022
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    Hello all, I own a T120 LC Bonneville and want to make some mods, mainly to the rear end. Firstly, I do not want to go with a tail tidy and secondly, I want to keep the OEM grab rail. I want to fit polished alloy front and rear fenders - I'm looking at the Motone long reach rear fender to give a bit more overhang than the bobbed version. The problem i'm finding is most of the light / indicator kits (such as the Arizona) seem to cater for AC Bonnies and that includes the accompanied plug and play loom adaptors. Also most seem to have issues if you want to keep the grabrail (even some of the tail tidys wont allow this) I'd like the Lucas look and to change the blinkers but keep them in the same place. Has anybody out there carried out a similar rear end modification to their LC Bonnie and if so, what if any issues did you encounter ? I don't mind drilling / fitting but am not keen to start splicing into wires etc !! The guys at Squaredeals have been helpful but unable to advise on whether their AC kits would fit my LC - I've had less success with Motone - their customer service is not at all responsive !! Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
     
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  2. PT100

    PT100 Member

    Jan 8, 2022
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    Motone will have everything you need. Lights included, plug and play no splicing needed. I did my rear recently using all their parts. I removed my grab rail for a cleaner look but the stock grab rail would not fit my set up as it would hit the rear light I added from Motone. However if I had wanted to keep a grab rail then they also stock one called the love rail that would have been compatible with my set up. Highly recommend you look at their website under T120 LC , you will find everything you need 14C5C076-ACC8-4871-9DF9-C5915C651FA2.jpeg
     
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  3. Grumps

    Grumps New Member

    Jan 24, 2022
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    Thanks - What set up did you go for ? I plan to use the LR alloy fender but I can't see a Lucas light kit with the blinkers that will do what I want - I could re-locate them to the rear shock mounts but would prefer to keep them with the rear light - It's also not clear whether the lights will clear the rear grab rail that I want to keep - I've emailed the question and they haven't responded - I managed to speak to someone too but they weren't very knowledgeable or helpful ! Their customer Service is almost non existent ! There is a Lucas style light / indicator brackets / licence plate holder but fits AC bikes only and I'm concerned the loom adaptor will be wrong. But hey-ho, I'll get there in the end. Thanks again for your input.
     
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  4. PT100

    PT100 Member

    Jan 8, 2022
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    I found they respond via instagram quite quickly. Only today I asked them a question as I was fitting some headlight brackets and they got back to me immediately.
    If you did place your indicators like I have done on the rear shocks the grab rail will clear but will be tight on the rear light I purchased. I actually have a photo that I took when installed and left the stock grab rail on. Motone also do other indicators brackets that fit under the seat and are further forward than placing them on the rear shocks

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  5. Grumps

    Grumps New Member

    Jan 24, 2022
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    I'll try Instagram then - Real nice bike by the way - I like your set-up - and really helpful to see the pics of the grab rail etc - I was hoping that if I went for the Long Reach (rather than bobbed) option on the fender, it would allow more room for the rear light to clear. Thanks again, much appreciated.
     
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  6. PT100

    PT100 Member

    Jan 8, 2022
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    I think you would be right.. all the best
     
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  7. 243jimb

    243jimb New Member

    Nov 27, 2018
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    I have not done this conversion but I do know that the mudguards are different from the air cooled models.
    Regarding suppliers, Square Deals are good until you want to return something, then Frank doesn't want to know you, likewise Sam at Motone, a reply is not something that they stock apparently. Give us your money and don't bother us.

    Jim.
     
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  8. Grumps

    Grumps New Member

    Jan 24, 2022
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    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for your input, much appreciated. I found Frank at Squaredeals very helpful and was very positive when I asked him about returning stuff although, I haven't had to do that yet !! Motone, on the other hand were unresponsive to emails but responded almost instantly (thanks PT100 !) when I messaged them on Instagram ! I guess it's all about the image rather than customer service, for them at least.
     
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  9. Essexboy

    Essexboy Active Member

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    Although mines an air cooled Bonnie I have done something similar to your idea, was quite cheap too. I used a section of trailer mudguard that I had in my shed although any suitable mudguard could be cut and drilled to do the same, the grab rail I got was a second hand ebay item, the replica Lucas tail light and the indicators also came from ebay. Cutting and splicing the wires wasn't difficult at all I just used bullet connectors from Vehicle Wiring Products, the main trick here is to use a quality crimping tool of the ratchet type the bullet connectors stay put then. The nly other addition I made was to run a seperate earth from the tail light to the frame but tbh that's just because I like to be a bit "belt and braces" with the power return.

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