facebook1 youtube1 twitter1 instagram linkedin1 pinterest1

NOTICE:  If you are not a free registered member of the site, you will not see the photos in the forum, and you won't be able to access our premium member content. Please consider joining our community! REGISTER AND MAKE THIS BOX DISAPPEAR!

DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

  • Jammyyammy
  • Jammyyammy's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Likes received: 6

DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets was created by Jammyyammy

Hi all - I need your help again please.
The brackets for my rear indicators are bent.
The trouble is that the tabs on the frame that they attach to are also bent - do I've got no reference points.
I suspect my brackets should be straight in both planes.???
If that's the case, then I can straighten them and bend the tabs on the frame to suit.
Please could you take a look at the pictures and confirm if the pencils in each picture should be parallel to each other.
Any advice (apart from a big vice and a big hammer) to straightening them? They are thick metal, not a bit of tin. Shoud I heat them?
Thanks...

   ?
Thanks......
 
22 Feb 2021 00:39 #1

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 2631
  • Likes received: 982

Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Yes to all of your questions!

Photos of my DT360A, left and right, attached - should be same as yours.

 

 
22 Feb 2021 01:36 #2

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Jammyyammy
  • Jammyyammy's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Likes received: 6

Replied by Jammyyammy on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Thanks Gr8uncleal for confirming what I suspected.

Anyone got experience bending these things back into the correct shape? Thanks in advance....
22 Feb 2021 04:56 #3

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 159
  • Likes received: 91

Replied by MACE6772 on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Use a heat gun. Open flame will turn chrome blue. Repops available from The Vintage Spoke. About $ 23 each I think. Chrome for 75, black for 76.
Switching all yard equipment to electric . More time for motorcycles.
22 Feb 2021 05:58 #4

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 13
  • Likes received: 1

Replied by peteyam54 on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Hi, I'm restoring a DT250A and need some rear indicator brackets - I can't see any on the Vintage Spoke site that will fit? I gather originals are almost impossible to come by, so do you know of any options that will fit? Thanks
23 Feb 2021 07:53 #5

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 159
  • Likes received: 91

Replied by MACE6772 on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

I looked back at your posted photos. You have the brackets with the square hole. I have not seen anyone reproducing that style bracket. Suggest you straighten yours. File and sand out all of the scratches and have them re-plated.
Switching all yard equipment to electric . More time for motorcycles.
23 Feb 2021 11:25 #6

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Jammyyammy
  • Jammyyammy's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 31
  • Likes received: 6

Replied by Jammyyammy on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Hi all, Jammyyammy here. Just a quick update. I straightened my brackets out. Heat wasn't required - just a vice, adjustable spanner and a short length of scaffolding tube. Although they are very heavy / chunky for a small bracket, they bent out surprisingly easy. Managed to get them virtually perfect. All fitted and looks good. Will get them re-chromed next Winter.
Need to get the rest of the bike sorted first....
The following user(s) Liked this Post: MACE6772
23 Feb 2021 12:23 #7

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 199
  • Likes received: 93

Replied by Lizeec on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

peteyam54 wrote: Hi, I'm restoring a DT250A and need some rear indicator brackets - I can't see any on the Vintage Spoke site that will fit? I gather originals are almost impossible to come by, so do you know of any options that will fit? Thanks



 

Hi, I have a pair I would be willing to part with, they are the chrome versions, but the chrome is in poor condition with some rust pitting. If interested send me a PM and I can snap some pictures for you. I usually just paint them silver or black after a good cleaning, they look fine on a rider quality bike.
The following user(s) Liked this Post: MarkT
Last edit: 23 Feb 2021 15:42 by Lizeec.
23 Feb 2021 15:41 #8

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 13
  • Likes received: 1

Replied by peteyam54 on topic DT400B - Rear Indicator Brackets

Thanks - have sent PM. Cheers
24 Feb 2021 02:52 #9

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: yamadminEnduronutMakotosunDEETVinnieDevinJames Hart