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Chopped the rear fender off finally. Pics!

Well as most of you must have read in my recent post that I managed to cut off the rear fender of my 929RR. I had a friend that helped and was a great help

It looks great and I'm so happy at the end result. The only thing I purchased was:
-Hacksaw and fine tooth blade.
-Emery cloth sandpaper and rubber sanding block.

Thats all I needed for this project. The cutting part didn't take too long. Marked it with masking tape and started cutting it off just below the key lock for the rear cowl. Line was PERFECTLY straight!! Edges were a little rough but no biggie. Had to unbolt the rear turn signals and tape them up towards the rear cowl to get the hacksaw in. Finished the rough edges with some fine grit sandpaper followed by emery cloth. Drilled 2 holes for the plate and used a big drill bit to get a hole for the plate to access the lock. I'll have to finish off the hole with a file to smooth out the edges. You can't even notice the hole in the plate though.

Here are some pics:
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Nice.....

You didn't list the Slurpee as things you needed to purchase
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What about the 'hole saw' to drill the license plate (for the trunk lock)?
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What about the 'hole saw' to drill the license plate (for the trunk lock)?
Go to Home Depot buy a spring loaded hinge. That's what I did. Plate flips down for access to the lock...Just like the cars in the 70's!!!!!!!!
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Looks cool!

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
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Nice.....

You didn't list the Slurpee as things you needed to purchase

Good observation.

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
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Go to Home Depot buy a spring loaded hinge. That's what I did. Plate flips down for access to the lock...Just like the cars in the 70's!!!!!!!!
I did that on my 929 too. Looked neat and it also covered the lock. It took a bit more work to fashion a bracket for the lic. plate but it was different. The objective is a nicely shortened tail and JWHT's looks
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Re: Chopped the rear fender off finally. Pics!

Hahhahah you noticed the slurpee cup on the seat!! Good observation Will have to put pics up with the plate on but haven't taken pics of it yet. Just used a big titanium drill bit to drill a hole for the lock, looks very clean and not noticeable as it doesn't affect any of the lic plate lettering/numbers.

I actually was gonna use a spring hinge from Home Depot but decided to do it this way.

Thanks for the great compliments
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