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post #1 of 29 Old 03-19-2009, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap way to eliminate the ugly back fender extention? Cheap?

The worst looking part of this bike is that back fender thing. . I am on a budget and want to keep the blinkers for now. What is the best way to make it look cleaner in the rear without breakin the bank, any pics and advice welcomed.

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post #2 of 29 Old 03-19-2009, 08:29 AM
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How about $0.00 to mod. the fender. All it takes is a hand saw or dremel to cut the plastic, you can use the existing license plate light and bracket.

I went the full extreme.

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Do a search for the post Seeing Red. Not the best picture of my bikes rear end, but if you scroll down you can see a picture of mine.

You can cut about 2/3's off the bottom plastic, move your license plate up and even keep your UGLY stock signals. Cost 0.00

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you do not have to cut the plastic "shovel" off... if you will take a moment and look it only has 2 little pins holding it in place...

it comes off clean then take the license bracket and put 2 holes and reattach it to the back of the bike... works like a charm and is reversable if need be...

if you want pics let me know i will go take some



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yes please pics, that way if I ever sell the bike I can put it back to stock

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i wish i knew who traded mine in, i would like to talk to them about what all they did...every time i take something apart i find something else that isn't stock. Mine was sawed' off, lic. plate mounted above the hugger... it looks pretty clean, i guess. who knows where the fender is now, but i'd never wanna go back!

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you do not have to cut the plastic "shovel" off... if you will take a moment and look it only has 2 little pins holding it in place...

it comes off clean then take the license bracket and put 2 holes and reattach it to the back of the bike... works like a charm and is reversable if need be...

if you want pics let me know i will go take some
Yes, please post some pics.

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post #8 of 29 Old 03-19-2009, 04:40 PM
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To stay on the cheap side, just unbolt all the BS hanging off the rear of the bike.

There are some bolts above the hugger you can use to add brackets to and mount the plate there. That's where mine is.

Then I integrated the rear turn signals into the brake bulbs. It's easy since there are two bulbs in the brake light assembly. I put a piece of ABS plastic in between the bulbs to keep the light isolated to one side when the turn signals are activated.

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Then what do you do about the blinkers? What is the trailer light integrator from pep boys do and how do I install this?

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Yes, please post some pics.

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from the back... be careful drilling this... your ecm is on the other side... its soft .... go slowly...



this is one of the holes that hold the "shovel" on..



this is the other one..



the trailer light intergrator comes with a wiring schematic and is pretty simple to install... you need the one with 4 wires going in and 3 wires coming out... the one with 5 in and 4 out will work.... but the 4 and 3 is easier to figure out...



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thanks. . my weekend project!!

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Oh, Brian, Brian, Brian.... are those RAIN DROPS that I see in those pics?

Were we not just talking about rain on the phone the other day and you said it only rains about 3 days a year down there?

TOO FUNNY!

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Didnt know about the pins.Sawed mine off

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Oh, Brian, Brian, Brian.... are those RAIN DROPS that I see in those pics?

Were we not just talking about rain on the phone the other day and you said it only rains about 3 days a year down there?

TOO FUNNY!

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Thanks for the pics Brian, I am gonna try this out this Sunday.

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Thanks for the pics Brian, I am gonna try this out this Sunday.
No problem Nadia.


If you want I'll pm you a number in case you have problems

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I did something similar to this, only I took a short piece of aluminum angle that I had lying around, notchet it to fit in between the holes on the bracket that you have your plate attached to and drilled it to mount the plate to. Other than the fact that I clipped off the ends to the stock signals, I could return mine back to stock without any evidence that I tampered with it (and I could probably hide those cuts with shrinkwrap if I tried hard)

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I did something similar to this, only I took a short piece of aluminum angle that I had lying around, notchet it to fit in between the holes on the bracket that you have your plate attached to and drilled it to mount the plate to. Other than the fact that I clipped off the ends to the stock signals, I could return mine back to stock without any evidence that I tampered with it (and I could probably hide those cuts with shrinkwrap if I tried hard)
same here... i can return to stock if need be... the only evidence would be a bit of shrink wrap and those 2 tiny holes i drilled for the license bracket..



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Oh, Brian, Brian, Brian.... are those RAIN DROPS that I see in those pics?

Were we not just talking about rain on the phone the other day and you said it only rains about 3 days a year down there?

TOO FUNNY!
hell it rains every day down there right around 3-4 o clock you know when i was on my way to work everyday.
(lived in orlando for 2 years)

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hell it rains every day down there right around 3-4 o clock you know when i was on my way to work everyday.
(lived in orlando for 2 years)
yup... in the summer... about 2-4 somewhere in there it rains...

i didnt really count that as raining because it don't last but a few and then it dries and you go about your business...

when me and him were talking i was talking about RAIN... you know where it is a biblical downpour...

but here pretty much everyday you can ride was the point i was getting to...



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Mouse damage Control

OK whilst out in the garage patching the harness where the mice thought it was irresistible I decided to trim the rear fender a tad. So this is 10 minutes with a Japanese ( what else would you use on a Honda ) pull saw. I was lucky and nothing got cooked when I turned the ignition on before I was aware of the carnage.

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I removed mine, and chopped it with a utility knife and installed the existing license plate bracket and installed a Clear Alternatives Integrated Tail Light.

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No one gets tickets for not having license plate lights?

Ouch. It amazes me that mice like wireing harness so much. They ate the hell out of the fuel sending unit harness on my wrx. Luckily the dealer covered it under mye extended warranty. Decon has fixed any issues since then.

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No one gets tickets for not having license plate .

I have the led license plate bolts and apparantly that's good enuff for the po po down here.

I am thinking of putting a led strip instead. We will see



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I have the led license plate bolts and apparantly that's good enuff for the po po down here.
Seems to work for the Dallas donut munchers as well.

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No one gets tickets for not having license plate lights?
i've never been bothered with it...

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OK whilst out in the garage patching the harness where the mice thought it was irresistible I decided to trim the rear fender a tad. So this is 10 minutes with a Japanese ( what else would you use on a Honda ) pull saw. I was lucky and nothing got cooked when I turned the ignition on before I was aware of the carnage.

Later
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