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jaimzc
04-14-2007, 02:50 AM
After looking around for a reasonably priced fender eliminator I decided to get creative and just make one of my own. It's not the cleanest looking eliminator, but it looks MUCH better than that stock P.O.S. Not to mention the parts cost me a total of $4.00

Tools/Parts:

-Dremel w/ cutting/sanding capabiltiy
-Saftey Glasses
-Gloves
-(4) 90 degree corner braces
- a bit of imagination.

So to start off I marked the fender using white out, with the rear fairing still on. After removing the fairing and disconnecting all the wiring I cut around the line, and then sanded it to make it look relatively smooth.<<all using the dremel. Next I put the rear fairing back on, and using the 2 screws already in place under the fairing I attatched 2 corner brackets to each side to allow for mounting of the plate and signals. I also flattened out the platform where the license plate light was to allow me to mount a neon or led light to shine on the license plate. Thats about it. Overall a pretty easy project.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l171/jaimzc/DSCF0541.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l171/jaimzc/DSCF0540.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l171/jaimzc/DSCF0539.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l171/jaimzc/DSCF0538.jpg

jaimzc
04-14-2007, 02:51 AM
O...and I decided to leave her naked for awhile until my frame sliders get in...and I wanna touch up the paint b/c there are a few scratches

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l171/jaimzc/DSCF0537.jpg

KatanaSoldier
04-14-2007, 10:04 AM
Good stuff. I don't prefer the shovel either. Did you order your sliders from Braunstein?

IForgotMyUserName2
04-14-2007, 12:51 PM
ive been thikning about taking my fairings off for a while too. i think it just has a sweet look to it for some reason. maybe cause not many people do it. lookin good.

jaimzc
04-14-2007, 03:52 PM
I sent payment to Braunstein last monday...but he hasnt messaged me back yet.

KatanaSoldier
04-14-2007, 03:58 PM
Cool. Don't worry, he will. You will like those sliders. With your fairings off, it might take you a whole 10 minutes to out them on. Just have some duct tape handy and some locktite and you will be good to go.

katanaonmyback
04-15-2007, 10:12 PM
looks good

BRAUNSTEIN82
04-16-2007, 01:13 AM
not duct tape sealing tape

Jabara57
04-16-2007, 01:32 AM
Thats about how I did mine, but for some reason the corner braces i had were too wide (aka plate wasnt wide enough to reach the braces. I ended up having to get a little more custom with mine....

but looks good man!!

can you get me a shot of how you put that neon on? im currently not running a light on mine.

thanks

NewKatRida
04-16-2007, 04:01 AM
sweet rig
definatly better than paying $120
:dunno:

Jabara57
04-16-2007, 12:53 PM
sure is, i personally used parts from an old erector set painted black :lol:

jaimzc
04-16-2007, 01:11 PM
Thats about how I did mine, but for some reason the corner braces i had were too wide (aka plate wasnt wide enough to reach the braces. I ended up having to get a little more custom with mine....

but looks good man!!

can you get me a shot of how you put that neon on? im currently not running a light on mine.

thanks

Yea I was thinking the same-my plate may be too wide-in which case I'll have to bring out the zip ties!! lol. For the neon Im just going to buy a 6'' tube and dril a hole for mounting on that little tab. I'll post pics probably this weekend sometime. I plan on installing the alarm and rear signals in this weekend also.

KatanaSoldier
04-16-2007, 02:51 PM
not duct tape sealing tape

It worked!

BarMatt80
04-16-2007, 07:29 PM
the guy that owned my bike before i bought it just cut the shovel in such a way that it accomplishes the same thing, but uses stock mounts.

Jabara57
04-16-2007, 07:44 PM
the guy that owned my bike before i bought it just cut the shovel in such a way that it accomplishes the same thing, but uses stock mounts.



03+ bikes have a very different position for where they mount the plate, its much farther under the tail, and does not utilize a seperate (huge ass ugly light) to illuminate the plate. Any 03 + bike all you have to do is but the tail and leave the plate

98-02's require some more work.

BarMatt80
04-17-2007, 07:00 AM
duh, there is go again, in the pre98 kat thinking. my bad. learn something new everyday