Join Date: 11-14-2007
Location: Armagh, N. Ireland,
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Re: 1998 CBR Fireblade RRW
Thanks for all the comments guys, it always nice to know your efforts strike a cord with others...
In reply to the questions by cbrherms and vfrman above:
The undertray was bought second hand of ebay for £20 so sorry I can't help you with where it originated from or a brand name...
The boot area is totally untouched but I did cut the rear mudguard off flush just under the boot area and screwed the undertray up to the underside of the mud guard. The undertray covers all exposed areas of the underside of the mudguard giving the smooth clean look. It even comes complete with a little flat area to fit the number plate. Note that I tie wrapped the number plate on as I couldn’t get to the inside the undertray when fitted to fit number plate screws
I'm most pleased with the turn signals, I think this add the most to the rear end. Firstly I had to get a clear rear light cluster (e-bay again) as I wanted to use the little side pieces and there was no chance of getting a cluster with amber side pieces. I did originally intend getting an LED conversion but none of then used the little side pieces so I decided to do it myself.
I took the bulb holders out of the rear turn signals that where fitted (the small arrow ones, the same as is fitted to the front). I then lined the inside of the little side pieces of the rear light cluster with a reflective foil (like you would expect to see in a normal light) to ensure no extra light reflected out the sides off the cluster. I wanted to make sure the turn signal light was defined and not shining out of everywhere around the rear end. I then stripped all panels of the rear and basically tie wrapped the bulb holder (with an amber bulb fitted) to the cluster mounting bracket. Fitted the rear cluster and the amber bulb sits just inside the little side pieces and the foil directs all the light out the back.