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Hello everybody,

Well I have gotten my hands on a hacksaw to chop the stock fender tonight. I plan on then putting the cut piece back onto the bike to see what I am dealing with, in terms of making somewhere/some thing for the license plate bracket to connect.

I would like to mount the license plate light still, if possible, and I want to do this without drilling through the splash guard. I obviously don't mind drilling out the remainder of the stock fender though.. Any pieces of advice before I take this on?

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Get yourself a sawzall. It only took me about 45 seconds to cut my pipe. In fact, it took me longer to undo the heat shield than to cut.
 

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Get yourself a sawzall. It only took me about 45 seconds to cut my pipe. In fact, it took me longer to undo the heat shield than to cut.
hehe yes, the Dremel and the Sawzall are the other 2 leading candidates in terms of tool choice.. :) I decided to go with a handsaw, because everyone's post on the DIY Fender eliminator involve them saying "If I used a handsaw I would have been able to cut it nicer."

Anyhow, I am cutting the fender off so that the piece that mounts in the tail is virtually 2 dimensional, and was going to try to use some L shaped brackets to come downwards out of the trail, and then mount the license plate bracket onto them. Thoughts/comments on this method?
 

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I ended up cutting above the plate light using a dremel cutoff wheel at lower speed, I still had to sand a bit then hit the cut edge with my wife's kitchen butane torch to clean up the plastic fibers. The photo is from before it was hit with the torch to smooth the edges.

I bent up some scrap aluminum to mount the plate from, and added a piece that's removable for some little turn signals. If I ever finish messing with my integrated taillight it can be pulled in a few minutes. After adding black wrinkle powdercoat or spray paint, it matches the plastic almost perfectly.

I bolted it on through the top with 4 button head bolts. They're almost invisible with the tail section back on.

Back together, the mount is angled enough to pretty much protect the light from debris.
I did have to rig up an LED to light it up, the LED bolts would work great too. The turn signals are just cheap ones from Ebay for now, someday I'll get the integrated one finished.
 

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Wow. I was way off. For some reason, I thought you were cutting your exhaust. I'll go back to my corner now.
 
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