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post #21 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 03:23 AM
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That would be a negative on the light flip. Tried that today on mine before i went ahead and did the plate drop. Wish you could but it doesn't work Gonna buy some lights and flip the plate tomorrow.
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That would be a negative on the light flip. Tried that today on mine before i went ahead and did the plate drop. Wish you could but it doesn't work Gonna buy some lights and flip the plate tomorrow.
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try some red lens repair tape on the inside and out side of the clear area of the tail light lens , look preaty good

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looks good really like how its low and outta the way. Also a SLICK look. great job on the mod.
Mod looks good.
I'm trying to figure out a reason to do this mod.
Question: Do people do this mod to keep the plate low and less conspicuous? If so, how much less conspicuous is this if we have to light the thing up anyway?

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Last weekend I just did the plate drop mod also. I strap a tent to the bottom of the luggage rack when we go on long trips. My 2-man backpacking tent would fit under the rack and behind the plate when it was in the original position. I'm getting ready for a trip and wanted to take my luxury 4-man tent, but the tent didn't fit.....It does now that I did the plate drop. Now I just need to find a mod so I can take the BBQ grill instead of the camp stove...and a queen size bed instead of the sleeping pads...

There and back again...
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arrrrrrrrrg ~!

i cant get that bolt off... the one which holds on the reflector. i tried for quite some time, soaked it with wd40, and what not.

i dont seem to have the right tool to go divin in after it, being under that black bracket.

anythoughts?

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arrrrrrrrrg ~!

i cant get that bolt off... the one which holds on the reflector. i tried for quite some time, soaked it with wd40, and what not.

i dont seem to have the right tool to go divin in after it, being under that black bracket.

anythoughts?
Remove the 4 bolts securing the tail light assembly to the bike (underneath the fender), pull a little slack on the wires and flip the entire assembly upside down. Make sure to put a soft t-shirt or towel between the fender and the light assembly so it does not scratch your paint. Also, pay attention to the direction you flip the assembly so it’s not twisted when you replace it. This will give you full access to the bolt using a socket wrench. If that doesn’t work, take a Dremel to the bolt. You midazwell’ do all your drilling on the assembly while it’s disconnected from the fender...
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so very true,
the dremel might be the way. i dont think theres enough room for anything in there with that weird black bracket when is above it (the L shaped metal you see int he photos)

ill take care of this thurs, and lettcha guys know how it went.
thanks for the reply!

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there she be -
heh.

tried to get er with the dremel and it didnt work too well. frustrated. grrr. any other thoughts as to how you guys did it?

--- now that my complaining is aside - i just wanted to thank you for the thread here. the fact that there are many visual aids, works great for me, and i dig the tutorial laid out like this. (more of a computer nerd than gear head.. so this is wicked - thanks again)

-kenny

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there she be -
heh.

tried to get er with the dremel and it didnt work too well. frustrated. grrr. any other thoughts as to how you guys did it?

--- now that my complaining is aside - i just wanted to thank you for the thread here. the fact that there are many visual aids, works great for me, and i dig the tutorial laid out like this. (more of a computer nerd than gear head.. so this is wicked - thanks again)

-kenny
Thanks for the compliment on the post!

Were you not able to get an opened end box wrench under the black L shaped bracket? That is what I used to loosen the single reflector nut.

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