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removed the rear fender

I finally removed the big rear fender just waiting on my intergrated taillight to finish the clean look should be here early this week.
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Man, that looks SO much better than the big snow shovel fender. Can't wait to do this mod this Winter. Thanks for the pic. Please post more when you are all done!

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Yeah, I am gonna have to do this........

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Looks good, but please please! remove those stickers from your chain guard and swing arm.

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I finally removed the big rear fender just waiting on my intergrated taillight to finish the clean look should be here early this week.
I like it and the cool avatar, have any thoughts for the license plate light? Hope to make something for mine as well..

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I'd reccomend something very similar, after removing it completely from my 02 9er i had second thoughts on rainy days and any mud or sand slinging like a mad bastard...

on my 05 i was looking up under the fender, there is a series of ridges for re-enforcement up near the tag light underneath, there is a gap, which perfectly is the size of the nuts and washers on the back of the tag mount... take the bracket for the tag off, line em up with this area, center it, and drill, also, drill a middle hole for the tag shock absorber thingey, then chop the extra off...

It will move the tag right under the light, with the cut line even with the stock turn signals...(curve your cut slightly) which keeps the nice exhaust over the turn signal look, as the fender will be cut slightly below the tag line, it will look almost like a freehanging tag, leaves the turn signals out and visible, tag light, and keep a good bit of the road slinging down... just touch up the cut in the plastic with some 600 grit snadpaper, or something light, and it will look as if it were built that way...

I'll have to post some pics, that is, after i find my camera and take the said pics.... and post them...

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I'd reccomend something very similar, after removing it completely from my 02 9er i had second thoughts on rainy days and any mud or sand slinging like a mad bastard...

on my 05 i was looking up under the fender, there is a series of ridges for re-enforcement up near the tag light underneath, there is a gap, which perfectly is the size of the nuts and washers on the back of the tag mount... take the bracket for the tag off, line em up with this area, center it, and drill, also, drill a middle hole for the tag shock absorber thingey, then chop the extra off...

It will move the tag right under the light, with the cut line even with the stock turn signals...(curve your cut slightly) which keeps the nice exhaust over the turn signal look, as the fender will be cut slightly below the tag line, it will look almost like a freehanging tag, leaves the turn signals out and visible, tag light, and keep a good bit of the road slinging down... just touch up the cut in the plastic with some 600 grit snadpaper, or something light, and it will look as if it were built that way...

I'll have to post some pics, that is, after i find my camera and take the said pics.... and post them...
Could not agree more with this description as it's exactly what I did.
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Kendog, I've said it before, I'll say it again. That is the best looking 9er I've ever seen. I really like the red wheels, but the bike is nice too.

I removed all the reflectors and cut the rear reflector mount but that's it. I tour on the thing, which means rain riding if necessary, and I need the protection from the fender. But I do like the clean look slicing and dicing brings.

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I plan to put a led strip (two way tape) on the bottom of the taillight for a plate light. I have seen it done but I can't remember the website.
I also like the look of leaving the factory plate light by cutting the fender but I could'nt bring myself to cut the fender, once the first cut is made...no going back

Nice bike Kendog!

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Looking Good krock. Good Job man

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You should be able to pick up a license plate bolt, light kit, from your local motorcycle supply store (Cycle Gear,ect.) The lights are in the bolts themselves.
I don't know how bright they are?,but I think they will at least get you in the gray area of the law.

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I plan to put a led strip (two way tape) on the bottom of the taillight for a plate light. I have seen it done but I can't remember the website.
Might have been mine...
Check this thread on the Nest!
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Thats the one, Looks good!

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I just did it myself this past weekend make the bike look clean. Still working on the best way to do the Lic. plate light myself.

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My intergrated taillight will be here tomorrow but I picked up one of these to fix the flash rate without using the resistors. I tried it out, and the signals flash at the stock rate even with just the front signals hooked up. The flasher plugged in fine, no splicing. It has two way tape on the back I mounted it where the original one was.

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My intergrated taillight will be here tomorrow but I picked up one of these to fix the flash rate without using the resistors. I tried it out, and the signals flash at the stock rate even with just the front signals hooked up. The flasher plugged in fine, no splicing. It has two way tape on the back I mounted it where the original one was.

http://www.vfxkits.com/c275229.2.html
Cool, one problem solved.....

I love plug n' play stuff.....

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OK...... rear fender is now gone

No rear directionals for the time being But I will order my CA tailight tomm, and that relay tonite!!!

and thank you to SSS for sending me that bracket, fit perfect!!!

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That seems like the way to go. Did you need to order two of them?
How will it work? You just plug that in where the turn signals would have gone, then use the clips from the CA kit to spice tap in?

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That seems like the way to go. Did you need to order two of them?
How will it work? You just plug that in where the turn signals would have gone, then use the clips from the CA kit to spice tap in?
You only need one relay it replaces the stock signal relay under the seat (it connects to the factory relay connector)...the intergrated taillight comes with two resistors that you would need to splice in to get a slower blink rate if you did not have the new relay. However if you replace the factory turn signal relay with the after market one that I have then you can forget about wiring in the resistors because they will be no longer needed to get the correct blink rate. I did it this way because it is a cleaner job and resistors can get hot.

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OK........ this website sucks, times out, cant get thru to purchase

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Sweet. I'm going to order one tomorrow. I called them just now and I guess they are closed.

So, will this give me a normal blink rate if I put LED's up front too? Or will it just do the back ones?

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OK........ this website sucks, times out, cant get thru to purchase
I just bought one at the local motorcycle shop...try here http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CLEAR...QQcmdZViewItem
Also the Clear Alternatives web site has them
http://clearalternatives.com/Merchan...y_Code=Flasher

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It states on the box that my relay came in that it will work with the intergrated LED taillight along with front LED signals

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I just bought one at the local motorcycle shop...try here http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CLEAR...QQcmdZViewItem
Also the Clear Alternatives web site has them
http://clearalternatives.com/Merchan...y_Code=Flasher

LOL, just as I pay with PayPal on that other site..... you post this

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Ha! I'll get the CA one for a few bucks cheaper.

Now the big question. Should I install the front turn signals with the bulbs that I orderd or go with an LED front signal. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

I really wish there was a plug and play for the fronts. No such luck as of yet.

I'm also trying to decide whether to get chrome or black lights. I think black would match better. I dont' want my bike to look like a bunch of aftermarket crap just thrown on. I want it to look like it came that way. Just cooler.

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Ha! I'll get the CA one for a few bucks cheaper.

Now the big question. Should I install the front turn signals with the bulbs that I orderd or go with an LED front signal. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

I really wish there was a plug and play for the fronts. No such luck as of yet.
Now that I am getting that relay ( mines better because its more money ), I am getting LED's for the front.

Looking at the front, changing them I think looks like a PIA, but we shall see.

Steve, let me know what you decide for the front........

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Here is some important info that I was able to track down for when you splice the two wire aftermarket set up to the factory front. You'll have to sacrifice your stock signals but you can always buy new ones and plug them in.

On the right:

+ = light blue

- = green

running = blue/white

Left side:

+ = orange

- + green

running = orange/white

I can't confirm this but it's what I found.

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Here is some important info that I was able to track down for when you splice the two wire aftermarket set up to the factory front. You'll have to sacrifice your stock signals but you can always buy new ones and plug them in.

On the right:

+ = light blue

- = green

running = blue/white

Left side:

+ = orange

- + green

running = orange/white

I can't confirm this but it's what I found.
Yeah, I have a test light, not worried about the wiring, its mounting the new lights. Those front mounting locations are gonna be a bitch to deal with...

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It's not a problem getting them off. Just remove the headlight first. The problem will be getting the new ones on. I'm going to try to lockwasher method that was posted earlier. I'll keep everyone up todate, but I'm waiting on parts now.

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my light was supposed to be in today

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Ordered my CA taillight today....!!!

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Check out what I got today! These Targa small arrows are better than I expected. They are larger than the Christmas tree lights that some bikes use but not as big as stock. Perfect if you ask me. I don't really like the little dots of the LED's so I'm installing these when I have time. They cost 1/3 of the price of LED's and bulb replacement will be cheaper too.

They have an eye in the back so you'll know if a blub goes out from on the bike and the black case matches the black bracket on the bike. They are rubber mounted and come with the very needed lockwasher.

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Where did you get em..... and how much?

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http://www.targa-acc.com

http://www.targa-acc.com/cgi-bin/pro...10B-C&format=3

$14.95 + shipping

I'll do a write up later with pictures of how I cut and spliced everything. I'll prolly do it this weekend since I work two jobs tomorrow and the next day.

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I have some news about the flasher relay. First of all I get mine for free since my tail light is back orderd ha ha!

But the real news is that if you use LED's in the front, then you'll need both resistors and the relay. If you use bulbs in the front like I am, then all I would need is the relay. This is the info that I was told from the guy at CA.

I"ll give further updates once It's all plugged in.

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These Targa small arrows do they mount in the stems that the old blinkers use or right on the fork " like you have them sitting in the pic?

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They are a genaric size so they will fit in the old stem. I haven't gotten around to swapping them so I just put it on top so that you guys could see how they looked compared to the OEM.

I have seen a guy mount them where the bolts are holding the headlight up. I will try it both ways and see what looks/functions the best.

I plan to do it friday or saturday.

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cool thanks , I just removed the rear fender and was looking for a replacement for the front end blinkers. these look good.

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