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Old 11-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rear Fender Mod

I have been wanting to modify the inner rear fender and move the license plate up directly underneath the taillight. I looked around but didn't see any mods that kept the stock turn signals.

So on a whim last night, I decided to go at it. It was really pretty easy. I removed the whole inner fender and removed the light for the license plate. I used a Dremel with a plastic cutting blade to chop off the fender just below the blinkers. Then, I cut the housing for the taillight so it was flush with the rest of the fender, thus leaving a rectangular hole where the light used to be.

Drilled a few holes for the plate and voilą. Cheap, looks decent, and I got to keep my stock signals.

I ordered a set of Custom Dynamics Tag Bolts to illuminate my plate. Will wire them with the stock wires for the original light. Just thought I'd share.ImageUploadedByMO Free1352588795.871191.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1352588807.233172.jpg

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I went all the way, but it was done within a week of me getting the bike.

Nice mod and still have the turn signals.....I am sure it is one of the first of a long list of things you will do...this bike likes being 'attended to'...
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It was one of my first mods. Looks good! I recently went to an integrated tail light and side mount plate. Having trouble with the Clear Alternative tail light (bought before reading the sound advice of the brotherhood), but overall I am very happy with the mod.

I still dig the look of yours, which keeps the original signals, though. I forgot how big the stock setup was, as depicted in your before pic! No wonder most of us chopped that thing - after the water heater that is!

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Man I forgot how awful that thing looked. That was my first mod on my bike. Nice job!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine didnt make it the 5 miles from dealer to work before getting modded similarly. finally built a side mount and custom dynamics light.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice work! This was my first DIY Mod also. If you haven't yet, check out the DIY Mod List for many others.

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That looks great! And simple too. I think I'll get that done this week. Thanks for sharing!

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