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post #1 of 20 Old 04-06-2004, 4:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ugly Black mud flap

Does anyone know if there are any less expensive license plate kits or idea other than the $250 undertail kits that are available for my 03' 954? I cannot afford to buy one of these right now but I also want to get rid of that ugly black "thing" on the back of my beautiful bike. I am not looking for anything flashy. I just want something that rids me of the flapper. I still want to keep the stock turn signals. Any idea would be helpful. I am about to cut that thing off this week.

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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

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This will help you out!
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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

No need to cut...the flap unbolts. Look behind the reflector and see where it bolts into the tailsection. You'll need a 10mm socket. Take off the nut, pull off the reflector and voila. Don't forget to unplug the license plate light. It runs to the right rear side of the tail section just outside the rail. You may have to feel around a bit but there should be enough slack in the wires where you can pull them gently and unplug it.

It's been awhile since I did mine but that should help.

You'll need to remount the license plate but that's easy. Just remember to remount the reflector unless you want a reason to get pulled over.
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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

As recommended above, the Harris mount is much cheaper and looks great! You can kind of get a side view of mine, modded as described above, in the link below.
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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

Dude, my friend bought a 54 last year and it took him and i about 1hr tops to get that ugly thing out of there, and most importantly, we managed to keep it nice and clean........the mud flat uncrews right out, much easier then my 929, no cutting necessary.........don't waste your money...
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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

Got my Harris bracket here.

http://www.harris-usa.com/accessorie...ml#numberplate

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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

Thanks for the help. I just completed the abortion of that ungly flap. I made a license plate holder out of a piece of 1/4"aluminum I had. It works well. I used the stock signals, plate holder, and plate light as well.

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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

The flat does actually have a purpose. It keeps rocks from chipping the tail light and fairing. Next time I buy a new bike, that ugly thing is staying on there.
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I mounted the Harris license plate holder on my 954 this afternoon. Couldn't figure out how to mount the plate. Ended up using double-stick tape until I can get some advice from the group. What is the trick?
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I mounted the Harris license plate holder on my 954 this afternoon. Couldn't figure out how to mount the plate. Ended up using double-stick tape until I can get some advice from the group. What is the trick?
Bill C.
I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of aluminum, cut it to length and drilled it to fit my plates hole pattern (measure your plate). I then centered the fabricated piece on my harris bracket, clamped it and then drilled it for pop rivets.

https://www.fireblades.org/photopost/...cat/611/page/1

I believe some people just put holes through their plate to accomodate the bracket... I couldn't bring myself to do that.

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Re: Ugly Black mud flap

I bought a Targa bracket from my local shop. It came with smaller (not the mini) clear turn signal lights that match the tail light. It also has a small led light for the license plate. Install took about an hour. Cost was about $45.
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echo, echo, echo...
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I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of aluminum, cut it to length and drilled it to fit my plates hole pattern (measure your plate). I then centered the fabricated piece on my harris bracket, clamped it and then drilled it for pop rivets.

https://www.fireblades.org/photopost/...cat/611/page/1

I believe some people just put holes through their plate to accomodate the bracket... I couldn't bring myself to do that.
Thanks for the feedback. I had difficulties seeing the attached pictures - sorted out the cookies settings, and your pictures are a real help! Simple, well-executed solution. Also noted your Speedo-Healer solution (?) in the tray, which I have yet to install (awaiting 520 +2-tooth rear sprocket setup). Who's exhaust are you using?
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Thanks for the feedback. I had difficulties seeing the attached pictures - sorted out the cookies settings, and your pictures are a real help! Simple, well-executed solution. Also noted your Speedo-Healer solution (?) in the tray, which I have yet to install (awaiting 520 +2-tooth rear sprocket setup). Who's exhaust are you using?
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Thanks... The exhaust is a Jardine RT/1 bolt-on.

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