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Sorry the pictures aren't great but I didn't see a how-to for this so I thought I would add one.

I can't imagine spending money on something if you can do it yourself for cheap. I didn't want to spend a ton on integrated tail light blinkers and a fender eliminator so I took 1 hour out of my day and came up with this.

Side note- I took all the pictures a day after I made the eliminator so the little blinkers are already installed in the pics.

For blinkers and tag light, I used amber led pods and a white led bar. ($30 for all three)

First off, you don't want to leave your tail section flapping in the breeze so you need to use all four mounting points that your stock fender assembly used. So I decided to use the stock assembly and go from there.

I started by removing the whole assembly and cutting the wires to the blinkers one at a time and labeling each left or right and then cut the tag light wire. Then I used my air grinder to cut the stock fender assembly above the stock tag light and along the sides to thin out the whole assembly.



I used a exacto knife to clean up the cuts because the air grinder made a mess. Then I mounted the tag light to the tag itself with a couple small machine screws with large washers on the back of them so it set on top of the tag. (I didn't drill through the tag I just clamped it on the top of the tag with the washers)



I mounted the assembly back up and held the tag up, marked the assembly and drilled two hole to mount the tag.

Then I used two pieces of thin gauge steel (approx. 3 inches long by 1 inch high) and bent them in half to about 125 degrees to mount the small amber LED blinkers. I drilled one hole at one end to mount it to the stock assembly and two holes on the other to mount the led. I used the stock reflector hole to attach the blinker mount.



Then I used my multimeter to find the hot wires and hooked all the wires up. And mounted the tag. Bam...a $30 fender eliminator. The tag covers the cuts in the back and the blinkers cover the side so you can't even see the cut plastic. My buddies all thought It was store bought until I told them I made it.





Here is a rearward shot with the right blinker on. The LEDS do not stick out far but are very visible.



Sorry for the picture quality, but my camera took a crap and my buddies camera is low res. I will try to get a pic of the back of the bike in daylight out side because these pictures do not do it justice. It looks really good in person.

Rick
 

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:+1: :eek:ccasion1 Thanks for the how-to. I wanted to do this but was hesitant. Now I can see in detail what you did and hacking I am! Thanks!
 

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that was a pretty common mod back in '04. I think the first pictures that were on here were from BD, at least that's who I copied off of. I really like your idea of using the led bar for a plate light :thumbsup: if I rode more at night I would definitely do this but for as much as I get out at night the tail light works just fine. nice write up :eek:ccasion1
 

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Cool deal, I just wanted to do a quick how-to for the guys who hate to jump into something without a little info.

Hell, my friend Andy came by with his 04' ten last night and he has a aftermarket eliminator. Now he wants me to cut his stocker for him because he likes the way the tag sits on mine better than his store bought one.

Gotta love the backyard shop projects.

Rick
 

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that was a pretty common mod back in '04. I think the first pictures that were on here were from BD, at least that's who I copied off of. I really like your idea of using the led bar for a plate light :thumbsup: if I rode more at night I would definitely do this but for as much as I get out at night the tail light works just fine. nice write up :eek:ccasion1
Yep, BD's who I copied my eliminator off of. Of course he didn't have a how-to or anything helpful like that. J/K, of course. I think the trimmed oem fender looks better than any of the aftermarket setups also. And you don't have to worry about your tail section cracking, either.
 

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Just cut mine up and got the plate on...I purchased some blinkers, but dont like the way it looks (too small). Thanks for saving me some $$$ on an eliminator and it looks better then most :thumbsup: :beer:
 

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I am gonna do this with the fender that I have just incase I get bothered with my plate mounting again with a fix it ticket...it'll be my spare setup
good write up tho...was wondering how easy it was
 

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I am gonna do this with the fender that I have just incase I get bothered with my plate mounting again with a fix it ticket...it'll be my spare setup
good write up tho...was wondering how easy it was
Would have done it ages ago. But don't have a spare guard to put back on if I get told to fix it
 
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