I removed the tail and created a template/pattern from cardboard, it was a real funky shape. The same template worked on both sides since you just had to flip it. Then I got some plastic from TAP Plastics and cut out the shape. I ground it to fit perfectly. Then I just glued them to the backside of the tail. I even put a little clear silicon caulk around the gap on the outside. It came out awesome, I think, and has held up perfectly. I still have the pattern (I think) if you're interested.
I agree that it came out awesome. I am trying to come up with some kind of diy option myself, i'd like to have something that is not permanent, incase i install luggage, or have a passenger that would like to use the handle.
Serge, your right I did not paint mine so however it came is how it is.I believe I have the bolts and the 3-4 caps that go on the bolts I will take a picture tomarrow if you want , Pm with shipping instructions. I can do paypal or whatever.str8
P.S. what are you making man? Cant do anything aroung here without taking pictures.
Just to spin this thread in a different direction, I find the grab rail very handy when you're lifting the bike on and off a rear stand. Not sure how you would steady the bike otherwise. It's not all that useful for a passenger due to its placement, but it does help keep a tailbag in place, or anything else that I bungie to the seat.
It also looks cool powercoated black, kind of like a little rear spoiler...
Serge, sry didnt get these up last night let me know if you want it i can ship it out tomarrow, its a lil dirty and I only have two of the caps that go in the bolts if you even care about those , here a pic
Turn signals are for show as they dont do much, but have to have them here and cant afford the intergrated light right now, thanks tho , will be shipping tomarrow , dont forget to post project !! take care, str8