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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Scootworks supertrunk 3 and LED lights?

Calling all those VTXers using a HD style turnk on their bike.....

So I have a Scootworks Supertrunk 3 -- still listed on their website here

http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/p...529070165.6322

I want to add an LED light strip on the back (stop/turn/marker lights) like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-LED-Tai...4AAOSw4CFY50QO

The question is -- is this trunk the same as the 97-08 HD Electraglide King Packs that this will fit?

Scootworks alludes to them being the same bu no certainty.

I tried emailing and calling and they seem to be out of business! (I need to find the lockable latches as well now...only was able to find them thru Scootworks before.....UGH!)

Also wondering what the best way is to run the wiring.....

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Nice trunk!
That looks like exactly the same light bar I bought.
I routed my wires in a plastic sleeve (can’t remember what it’s called) and down into the right side panel behind the chrome side bracket. Can’t even see it.

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Nice trunk!
That looks like exactly the same light bar I bought.
I routed my wires in a plastic sleeve (canít remember what itís called) and down into the right side panel behind the chrome side bracket. Canít even see it.
How hard was figuring out where to drill the holes in the trunk? Do they provide a template?

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You know, it's been a while and I don't recall if there was a template. It's pretty easy making a template though. Just make sure to tape up your trunk real well before you start fitting. That gives you a place to make your markings and prevents scratching your trunk.
That may seem a bit too obvious, but I generally take the "bull in a china shop" approach....
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You know, it's been a while and I don't recall if there was a template. It's pretty easy making a template though. Just make sure to tape up your trunk real well before you start fitting. That gives you a place to make your markings and prevents scratching your trunk.
That may seem a bit too obvious, but I generally take the "bull in a china shop" approach....
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I only asked that because the bar fits the taper of the trunk......as you go up the trunk, it gets wider.....and from what I can tell there are studs that stick out of the bar for mounting. I assume a stock oem HD trunk has some sort of predrilled or dimpled holes to go by....

I dont want to turn my trunk into swiss cheese trying for the perfect fit...LOL

Do you have any shots of your bike from the rear with the bar installed?

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My trunk had no predrilled holes, and yes, there is a taper. My light bar fit best higher up, under the lid. I've seen the light bar up high, down low and somewhere in between.
This photo is before I added the top rack and lower LED's on the sides.
Hope this is all helping you .....
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My trunk had no predrilled holes, and yes, there is a taper. My light bar fit best higher up, under the lid. I've seen the light bar up high, down low and somewhere in between.
This photo is before I added the top rack and lower LED's on the sides.
Hope this is all helping you .....
Thanks! That looks great!

How did you conceal the wiring inside ? I frequently pack the trunk solid so I have to do it so as to make sure the wiring is as concealed as possible....

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The HD trunk has a galvanized plate on the bottom and there are channels kind of moulded into the bottom of the trunk. So concealing the wires was not an issue. Also, I made a liner that attaches with velcro.
You might try to epoxy or silicone a plastic wire loom along the corners or even a small plastic tube from the plumbing department. The advantage of a wire loom is that it is split along the length and you can still access or add wiring. Not sure how well the wire loom will work with either epoxy or silicone. Try a piece elsewhere first.
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The HD trunk has a galvanized plate on the bottom and there are channels kind of moulded into the bottom of the trunk. So concealing the wires was not an issue. Also, I made a liner that attaches with velcro.
You might try to epoxy or silicone a plastic wire loom along the corners or even a small plastic tube from the plumbing department. The advantage of a wire loom is that it is split along the length and you can still access or add wiring. Not sure how well the wire loom will work with either epoxy or silicone. Try a piece elsewhere first.
I am sure I can figure something out.

The only thing that turns me off a little about this bar is that it has the antennae bosses......I like how you have chrome caps on yours to "hide" them a bit. Although in the future maybe I would run the dual antennaes for FM.

Did you need any adapters or gizmos to make the run, stop and turn functions work?

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No, I just soldered them in.
Those little acorn nuts came off a previous windshield. I probably have a couple extras if you can’t find some. I’m going to be going down into Montana in a week or so, Id be happy mail you a couple if I have them.

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