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1st off, I apologize for not showing the steps in pics. Honestly I did this the same evening I got the bike home and totally forgot. Hopefully I can describe in detail good enough with pics of final result to be useful.

Take your time and read all the way through before attempting. This took me about 4.5hrs to do.

I am very impatient and needed to get rid of all that extra plastic on my back fender so I gambled a little bit with my plastic/metal working abilities. I could not find any pre-made kits that could be purchased so I basically eliminated it with what was already installed on the bike. I removed the plastic from the metal fender by removing the two nuts at the top of the inside rear fender and the two bolts one each side also inside fender. The entire plastic piece will now dangle from the wires which have quick disconnects. You will need to clip some thin plastic straps that secure the connectors/harness to the plastic. Once I got everything disconnected I was able to work it on my table. You will discover that there is a metal bracket that reinforces the plastic fender extension. I removed all bolts etc. to separate the two pieces. Here is where it gets tricky. I trimmed the plastic just underneath the taillight just above the tag light. There is a seam there that if you follow it then it will look like it was made that way. See my pics. I personally used a hack saw because I am too shaky with a dremmel on plastic. I used light sanding and a lighter to very slightly melt/smooth the plastic edges to give it a molded look again. Next you have to modify the metal plate and license plate. The metal plate has a half circle bevel that if trimmed out will give you a flat surface allowing you to mount the tag directly to it long as you are willing to drill some extra holes in the license plate, but don’t drill them yet. If you look at the pic that shows the underside of my tag then you will see the half moon cut out where the bevel used to be. I remounted the metal plate to what was left of the plastic piece. I used a license plate cover/frame I already had and mounted it to the plate with all four bolts (tag and cover together by themselves). This is to fill in the empty tag holes since I was going to make two more holes. You want to do this first to get proper spacing/centering against the metal plate and the bottom edge of the tail light before drilling the tag. You can choose to just mount the tag with no frame to save money but I attempted this and was not happy with how it looked. Drill holes in tag through the holes that are already in the metal plate. I used two LED bolt lights (most bike shops have them for $10) to mount the tag onto the mount I just made since I cut off the original tag light. WARNING, nuts between tag mount bolt and frame bolt on the back side will be close very each other. I did not have to use a wrench on the backside when tightening down. Once everything is snug then run led tag wires back up to the harness and splice them into the original quick connect for the tag light. As you can see I shrink wrapped the wires to keep somewhat stock looking. Once all the harness is re-secured to the plastic piece and connectors are reconnected to the bike then test the lights. Probably best to test them before installing in the tag, but again I was in a hurry and spaced it. I did not test before full assembly and had a bad bulb making me have to pull it apart to replace bolt light.

Hope this helps anyone willing to take a chance with their stock parts. Rush it and I could be an expensive mistake though.

Mike
 

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A bunch of the Raider guys did this same thing. My wife is hoping to too, but I think ultimately she'd like something like the Kury Sub Fender like I have.

MC- Yours looks very clean. Nice job! And an excellent write-up.
 

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Thanks, my wife looked at me like I lost my mind when she came in the garage and saw all the parts on the table...lol. Glad it worked out because she would have never let me live it down.
 

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Did Mine today- Only took me 2-1/2 hours though!! LOL But of course I had these instructions to go by!! Instead of cutting the bevel out in plate- I just put in large vise and flattened bevel out. Many Thanks for the great write-up!!
 

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Did Mine today- Only took me 2-1/2 hours though!! LOL But of course I had these instructions to go by!! Instead of cutting the bevel out in plate- I just put in large vise and flattened bevel out. Many Thanks for the great write-up!!
Hey Brother, post some pix, so we can all see how it turned out. Like Deja, this was an early mod for me, right after drilling 4 holes in each exhaust pipe. You guys should check out Deja's bike pix, she has modded out her bike so much most of it herself, and she has brought home the hardware from bike shows in Florida!!

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My pics would'nt look any different than what is posted above except I have a Black license frame and a single bolt lite. I've seen Dejablu's pics of her Mods and I am very impressed. She is a true Biker w/brains for sure, and a Super Person here on the Forum.
 

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I did the same but have already posted the pics in a different thread, it looks good, you just need to have the patience to do a good job, i used my dremel and it worked awesome.
 

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Very nice! I do not have the courage to do that one for sure. I hope that they will come out will a kit to eliminate all that crap on the back end.
 

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I plan to do a version of this mod, but move my plate to the side. I picked up a black frame with LED plate light. I just need to make a brack to mount it to the axle nut.

Custom Dynamics has a horizontal or vertical tag frame with integrated LED plate light. I got the black vertical frame with the black backing plate to keep a clean look.

http://customdynamics.com/illuminatorz_licence_plates.htm
 

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I just biult a custom bracket out of aluminum plate and wired a light up. ive had tons of compliments on the vertical side mount. i would have bought one but i live in Canada and our stupid gov't has bike plates that are bigger than the states plates.

Although i guess it goes well with our football mentality too. "OUR BALLS ARE BIGGER" lol
 

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I used my factory parts just trimmed the plastic with a razor. Chop sawed the steel bracket and drilled new holes for the stock license plate holder. I cut off the extra bend where the reflectors were on the stock license plate holder bracket to where it just fits to a license plate. I also mounted flush turn signals where the stock rear indicators were. I like it and it only cost me $20 for the flush turn signals and about an hour of time. Pic in my garage.
 
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