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post #21 of 48 Old 01-19-2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I believe they come in several colors. The chrome was all they had at the shop where I bough them.
I wasn't criticizing YOUR chrome bits Cabrito, just saying I want as few as possible on mine.
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I think they are called Bolt-FX LED Accent lights.

I used the Radiantz Licence Plate Frame but mounted it upside down because CA law states that only red or amber lights can show to the rear. Have to have a reflector on the back also.


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I wasn't criticizing YOUR chrome bits Cabrito, just saying I want as few as possible on mine.
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ha!
No offence taken at all. I myself would prefer black or OD for mine.

Thinking about it I think that the lights and my pivot pegz are the only chrome on my bike.

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post #24 of 48 Old 01-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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This is my solution to the same problem. I also have a piece of aluminum under the fender to protect electrical from water and mud.






I can make these for you guys, if there is any interest.
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Oh, to have a CNC mill! I'm envious!
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Dropped the "lower" fender today on my 2012. Dirt bike mentality allowed me to drill four holes in the rear fender. I used two larger and longer stainless screws, washers and two wing nuts on the back for the top mount holes, with a $5. black metal plate frame. Mounted solidly. The bottom screw holes I used two LED screw lights from CG ($20.) Positioned properly, they provide sufficient light, use little power, and make me legal, all while minimizing weight on the rear fender. Quick, cheap and easy! May need attention later, but looks clean, works and gets that FUGLY fender out of the way!!
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post #27 of 48 Old 01-27-2013, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Nice mod! I'm not sure why they put those fenders on so many bikes to begin with. I mean, there has to be something to mount a license plate to but why so fricken huge? There is a chance that even with our plates lit we're technically not "legal"; I think the DOT or whatever governing body for vehicle standards requires red side mounted reflectors to be visible for 500 feet towards the rear of all vehicles in addition to amber or white in the front. We've removed said red reflectors while removing our sub-fenders.
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post #28 of 48 Old 01-27-2013, 01:24 PM
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I used those little LED studs to mount my plate to the Action packer on the rear rack. The only issue that I had was the wires that come through the stud got broken off inside the Action packer by all the crap that I have in there. Other than that, they are plenty bright and very unobtrusive.

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post #29 of 48 Old 01-27-2013, 02:13 PM
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This is my solution to the same problem. I also have a piece of aluminum under the fender to protect electrical from water and mud.






I can make these for you guys, if there is any interest.
Machinist to Machinist: Nice job on the Liscence Plate Relocation Bracket!!
How much would you want for them?
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Machinist to Machinist: Nice job on the Liscence Plate Relocation Bracket!!
How much would you want for them?
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Jeff, I can do them for $20.00 plus shipping. Thanks for the compliment
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