By Steve Lita
We’re halfway done with the RoadBike Blue Collar Bobber build, and this month we’ll equip Tyler’s Honda Shadow with new signal lights front and rear, and a retro 1930 Ford Model A-style LED taillight. It’s a high-tech take on an old-school-bobber look.
The rear light kit includes a high-quality LED taillight, a side-hung bracket that carries the taillight license plate, and two rear signal lights, plus all the wires, crimp connectors, and shielding needed. The bullet signal lights are dual filament and are not LED. The rear signal lights mount to the Blue Collar Bobber seat brackets we installed last month.
The front signal light kit includes a pair of glossy black powdercoated mounting brackets, front bullet signal lights with yellow lenses, and everything you’ll need to mount the front signal lights to the sides of the fork tubes. The lights look the same as in the rear lighting kit, so everything matches all around.
To walk you through the install process, a DVD is included with the Blue Collar Bobber kit. Be sure to watch the Blue Collar Bobber video installation instructions beforehand as Lance does a great job of showing which wires connect where. No soldering is necessary. The kit comes with some neat adapter splitters to make wiring even easier. By the way, if the 1930 Ford Model A taillight doesn’t suit you, there’s also a 1959 Cadillac replica that may be more up your alley.
Blue Collar Bobbers
Ford LED Light Kit, $160
Front Signal Light Kit, $98
Originally published in RoadBike Motorcycle Magazine, January/February 2011