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IForgotMyUserName2
03-31-2007, 03:12 PM
heres my chovel chop after i got the great idea from hellcamp. what you do is cut the whole thing off and then drill little holes right under the tail light assembly and mount 1x1x1/8 angles.

heres the shovel chop cut off....

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00007.jpg

heres a shot of the angles mounted. i unmounted the tail light assembly so i could get in there to hold the bolts for the screws mounting the angles. you dont have to remove any wires and take out the tail light, just unscrew it and you can move it up enough to get in there...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00010.jpg

and finally heres the plate bolted to the angles...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00014.jpg

hows it look?

allblackkat
03-31-2007, 03:30 PM
---Hey I just got a D&D and was wonderin....
:-D

J/K

Thats a pretty smart setup...looks good!

shoot another photo from the back, but a little farther out so we can get a good look...

KatanaSoldier
03-31-2007, 10:39 PM
Nice.

05katana
04-01-2007, 08:07 AM
Nice. What did you do with turn signels? Let's see a pic from behind.

IForgotMyUserName2
04-01-2007, 12:50 PM
sorry the pictures suck but i dont have a digital camera its just my phone camera.

anyways here is a rear view of the bike...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00017.jpg

here is a view from under the rear to see how the bracket looks...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00019.jpg

i dont have turn signals cause i got the LED tail light with the integrated turn signals. this set up will only work with the integrated tail light. you may be able to buy a couple more angles to mount the turn signals to but im not sure how that turn out. this set up works great for the integrated though.

hellcamp
04-01-2007, 01:14 PM
I used a similar set up to mount the stock turn signals too. Pics at http://www.katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30004&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
The little pieces are strong as heck.

IFMUN, could you post a pic taken from the back, but a little bit lower? I'd like to see how the top edge of the plate looks mounted on, and the tail light is blocking it in this pic.

IForgotMyUserName2
04-01-2007, 01:23 PM
here you go hellcamp...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s282/IForgotMyUsername2/shovel%20mount/image_00021.jpg