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Undertail options??

Attached is a pic hopefully if it works of how my undertail looks. My license plate is on my swingarm and I know i'm going to get nailed by the cops so I need to do something about this. I don't really want to spend the money on getting a Hotbodies,etc. What I would like to do is cut out the park that is hanging down and then some how get another flat peice of ABS plastic and put in that spot making it flat there then put my plate on that part. I know it's probally hard to understand my thoughts!!! I don't know how I would get the new ABS plastic to bond/form with the original plastic?? Any ideas on this or another suggestions would help. THanks in advance.

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Re: Undertail options??

Get a piece of sheet aluminum from Home Depot and attach it to that "piece hanging down". Bolt your plate to that. Cheap and easy.
It will only take you a few minutes of cutting and drilling in the aluminum.
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That was the way I had it before. Where the 3 holes were was a small metal piece that held the plate and plate light. I just don't like it hanging straight down. I want it so the plate is almost readable. So the plate is facing down just behind the back tire. Thanks for the suggestions tho.
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Is that still the stock undertail, the mudflap is just unbolted? If so, someone makes a license plate holder that screws in where the red reflector is. I think it was made by Harris.
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That was the way I had it before. Where the 3 holes were was a small metal piece that held the plate and plate light. I just don't like it hanging straight down. I want it so the plate is almost readable. So the plate is facing down just behind the back tire. Thanks for the suggestions tho.
You can bend metal so it is facing the right direction. I did just that, made my own and it was at the perfect angle - the one I wanted it to be with it being bendable metal and all.
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Info on the Harris: https://www.fireblades.org/forums/fir...-question.html
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Harris bracket installed with tag light & turnsignals, modified to fit a "USA" type tag.

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Re: Undertail options??

I made a "cheaptrail" with some aluminium sheet.Then you can put your licensplate on a smal braket under.

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Re: Undertail options??

My turn signals are LED's and they are now located in the rear pegs. I'm trying to get away from something hanging down to mount the plate. I would like to have it flush up against the stock black underneath facing the tire or right behind it. I will try to find someone else's that similar and post it.
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My turn signals are LED's and they are now located in the rear pegs. I'm trying to get away from something hanging down to mount the plate. I would like to have it flush up against the stock black underneath facing the tire or right behind it. I will try to find someone else's that similar and post it.
I think I know what you mean, but... The local LEOs have been pulling riders over for that around here.

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Re: Undertail options??

Here is a pic from this past summer how my plate was mounted.

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I am a LEO but not all of them are cool like me and will still write another LEO so....
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Put a hinge and a small magnet on the plate,so you can fold it down when the local finest comes around.
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Re: Undertail options??

I really want to cut out the factory piece where the stuff is and somehow put a flat piece in, how will I get it to bond tho? I want something that looks clean,flush, etc.
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Re: Undertail options??

you are describing exactly what I did to my 954. Use a dremel tool or similar to cut away the factory undertail where it protrudes for the plate mount, and don't go nuts, only cut out what is necessary and you can carve out more later. Use a small sheet of aluminum bought from any hardware store, and mock it up on the bike for cutting and mounting points where you will drill and pop rivet to remainder of oem undertail. Cut the aluminum to the proper shape. You will have to make one small bend in the aluminum which is very easy to do with the aid of a table edge or similar. Check it against the bike, make sure it sits flush, fits, mounts, etc. Now, clean the aluminum and lay down some primer for paint. When thats dry, shoot it with some rattle can flat black paint. When thats dry, rivet your new custom undertail in place, use a q-tip and flat black paint on the rivet heads to cover them up. Use any basic plate mount bracket to mount your license plate. I'll post pics of mine in a little bit, turned out pretty good for a first try.
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