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One of the many mods completed in the off-season was my DIY Fender Eliminator.

I looked around and saw a few for ~$125 but none could answer my questions about the plate lights. I want to ride legal. So I hemed and hawed over it for a while until I stumbled upon a set of LED plate bolts at my local Honda dealership. They were about $25 and that sold me on doing the rest by myself. I just re-used the stock blinkers as switching to LEDs might be next winters mod.

I consulted the following two websites and combined both to get me going in the right direction. I am glad I did it and would build it again because it didnt take too long, and it gave me an excuse to use awesome power tools like a dremel and angle grinder. Pics and descriptions are below.

http://members.cox.net/bigcliche/2008_11_01_bigcliche_archive.html

http://www.sv650.tk/

Before:


Cut up and bolted together:


Another angle:


Mock up, sorry about the background noise:


Primer and Paint, yep, even did the bolts:


Mounted to undertray:


Side shot, mounted:


Another Angle:


From the back, the little reflectors are stick ons that i found at a Pep Boys:


With the LEDs on:
 

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looks real good! bike look so much better with out those nasty rear fenders.

I just ordered and got the part you made from a member here. it was pretty cheap too. I am gonna fab up something for my plate similar to what made have, but at a steep angle and a little bit more forward. I am just to lazy to make the whole thing like you did.

again, great job!
 

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Quick question... did you remount the ignitor into a new location or just recreate the mount points in your fender eliminator?

Background... I'm currently trying to tidy up the installation of a Roca undertail and I'm trying to find the best place to remount the ignitor control. However, I did not take out standard fender/undertail some I'm not quite sure where the original mount points were.

Thanks for your assistance.

Bandit.
 

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Nice work Roadkill. A DIY elim has been on my list of stuff to do for a while, and that template/process will make things so much simpler.

Looks good and thanks for the pics.
 

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Thanks for the compliments everyone.

FYI, the steel is 24 gauge, easy to find at any Lowes or Home Depot.

If I were to do it again, and when I do with a future bike, I will paint it with bedliner for durability. I havent taken it out of the basement for the season yet, but fear that the paint I used (black automotive) may not hold up. Oh well, something to do next winter.

Bandit, to answer your question, I removed the ignitor in the beginning so I could get the original fender out. After cutting the fender, mounting my new one, and putting it all back together, I really didnt worry about the position of the ignitor. I just kind of wedged it back up there so it is out of the way for more trunk space. The wires from the lights come up through the plate and I put the ignitor behind those. The mass of wiring kind of holds it back there.

Check out the pic below. It is a shot of the trunk space now. It is less than before, but I added a tire repair kit and a small first aid kit back there. Still room for the manual and tool kit. Just might not fit my cargo net or lock anymore.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Thanks RK...

I'm trying to do the same thing... maximize trunk space. My ignitor box almost fits back under the brake light. I was just uncertain if I needed to mount it to a 'solid' surface some place.

I'll try putting things back together and see where I can 'wedge' it in.

Regards,

Bandit
 

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I did the same to my 01SVNK and it looks so much better. Thanks for the links and your write up. Where did you get those reflectors you put on the bottom of your plates? I looked a few different auto parts places and can't find any that's that small.
 

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Glad the blog post helped. I wrote that last year when I chopped the fender, but I was a bit more paranoid about the igniter when I saw how much they cost. If you look at this pic, you can see the two bolts that hold the igniter in place. They go through the sheet metal and mount the plate bracket in place as well as keeping the igniter firmly positioned. I lost some 'trunk' space in the process, but there is still quite a bit, enough for the oem tool kit, underneath the cross-brace which the seat latch mounts to.
 

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I did the same to my 01SVNK and it looks so much better. Thanks for the links and your write up. Where did you get those reflectors you put on the bottom of your plates? I looked a few different auto parts places and can't find any that's that small.
I found them at a Pep Boys. Packet of about 12 for $3.
They just stick on and if one falls off, just peel and stick the replacement.

Glad it worked for you.

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If you don't cut off the mounts for the factory tool kit, you can use it to hold down the igniter. That's what I did.

Later,
Chrome...
 

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looks great! That second site you linked to just saved me $100+!! I'm very excited to do this mod. Would you say it's durable and has held up to vibrations thus far?
Thanks!

So far, so good. I have only been riding with it like this for a month or so, but it cleans up the rear end nicely and has held together fine.

Glad to hear it saved you money. That was my goal as well, which made the 2 bros slip on an easier sell with the wife! :hug:

If it does fall apart, I will post up here ASAP

Chris
 

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Looks good. I was just wondering where you ordered your plate bolts from. I just put on a Fender Elim on my 2nd Gen and now I need a new plate light. Just let me know if you get a chance. thanks.
 

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I have seen them around on various sites.

Bingo:

http://www.motosport.com/street/product/DEI-LIGHTED-LICENSE-PLATE-BOLTS2PK/?catalogId=101317&page=2&refine=1&srchHistoryURL=u0vsizsi||words~plate^parentCategoryID~category_root^categoryID~3^categoryName~Sport

I got mine at a local Honda dealership that is on my way home. They are like $24 and are 12v.

Good luck.
 

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