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Old 10-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tailight/fender/license plate mod

Here's my First mod that I would like to share.
First I cut the tailight off of a tail/license plate leaving 2 pieces. Then I cut the fender just above the tailight scoop. Next I flattened out the end of the original fender and tacked the cut-out scoop on top to accommodate the very slim tailight. Since the license plate holder was designed to be mounted on the left side I flipped it over leaving the cut edge on the bottom and mounted to the rear master cylinder bracket. (probably chrome this winter) I did have some fears as to weather the light would be bright enough so I bought some Arlen Ness dual bulb blinkers so that i can use as tailight/blinkers. Now all that's left is to bondo and paint!
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File Type: jpg 1 Fender Pre Chop.jpg (86.0 KB, 498 views)
File Type: jpg 2 Tail License.jpg (83.8 KB, 312 views)
File Type: jpg 3 Cut off Tlight.jpg (96.6 KB, 162 views)
File Type: jpg 4 Scoop spot weld.jpg (85.5 KB, 386 views)
File Type: jpg 5 Tailight.jpg (100.5 KB, 417 views)
File Type: jpg 6 Mount on MC bracket.jpg (97.5 KB, 229 views)
File Type: jpg 7.jpg (117.6 KB, 544 views)
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work!

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Very nice work indeed.....if this was your first mod, I can just imagine where you will take this bike before you are done.

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Awesom man looks like you will have a very nice machine when your all said and done with her. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with.
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Great work..now are you going to fill it up with a 260?
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I can't wait to see it, when its complete!

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Great work..now are you going to fill it up with a 260?
Thanks all for the kind words and yes 60ftgap, that's probably exactly what I'll do.
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Isn't there going to be a large gap between the tire and rear fender without the light and license plate? Also, did you shorten the fender at all?
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Isn't there going to be a large gap between the tire and rear fender without the light and license plate? Also, did you shorten the fender at all?
Yeah, If you look at the pics again you'll see I cut about 8" off the rear of the fender so that I could try and keep some of the Hump in it. (last 8" being rather flat) and then i welded the tailight scoop on top. There is going to be a gap but I plan on lowering the bike and even re-mounting the fender if needed. If I'm not happy with the final product I've got some round chopper fenders laying around for plan B.
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