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post #51 of 113 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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I made my own the day after I picked up my bike. $6.00 and I think it looks as good as the $70-100+ ones.

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Looks good. How did you attach the aluminum strap to the bike? It looks like the strap is on edge, so I think I'm missing something. Is there other material besides the strap and flashing?
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post #52 of 113 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 12:53 PM
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I installed a Yoshi tail tidy on my 2010 as one of my mods. I had never installed one before and it only took me about 30 minutes to do. Super easy install and good instructions with the kit. You keep the stock taillights so no worrying about error codes and it has a small LED license plate light built in.

I've never been stocked by the police on my bike so they must find it acceptable for viewing the plate. Or maybe the cops just respect the almight S1K RR

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Looks good. How did you attach the aluminum strap to the bike? It looks like the strap is on edge, so I think I'm missing something. Is there other material besides the strap and flashing?
No additional material. I formed the actual eliminator out of the 8 x 12 piece of flashing so as to make a top about 1 1/2 inches deep front to back. Then folded the ends down, then the sides in to make a box on the end. Then I left an area just below that big enough to mount the light assembly, then just below the light assembly I bent the remaining plate to whatever angle I wanted my license plate at. Then I sanded it with 400 grit to scratch it up, painted on some adhesion promotor I had, then primer and flat black.

Between my eliminator and the undercowl itself where the factory fender mounted, I placed a galvanized bracket the same width and bolted it up straight across the top. So it goes eliminator, them bracket on top for added strength to it wont wobble back and forth, then to the actual bike itself.

Its really sturdy, it dont move at all. I left the backing where the plate mounts almost as big as the plate itself so it had more support since the sheeting is thin, there is no flapping or movement what-so-ever.

Its mounted in the two holes where the factory fender mounted. I just had to cut the rubber spacers down to fit since its much thinner than that thick plastic fender. Cost for me was $6.00 total since I already had cans of spray paint laying around. I did this the day after I brought it home, I coulnt bear looking at the stock fender for more than a day!

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I see someone was up on Tantalus
I try and stop there at least 2 days during the week on my way home from class at KCC, and I'm usually up there on Saturdays.

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^^^ Hahahaha. Bro many years ago that place was the spot. And why the hell ya gots to post that pic. lol. I miss home, went from flying back and forth almost every month now I have not been back since Feb. Least you didnt post a pic of Kaneohe. Hahaha. Bike looks really good.
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And yeah, I don't see as many bikes and cars up there as I used to.

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How long have you been riding in Hawaii bro?
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How long have you been riding in Hawaii bro?
Little over a year right now. Just came back last April after getting out of the military, had been gone for about 8 years.

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Oh right on...Was curious if you were one of the old school riders out there. Man Im getting old. LOL..
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We usually go up/down Tantalus on during our Sunday "Jamba Juice fun run" We meet up on Sunday at Jamba Juice next to Ward Ave at 9:30am and go to Kailua (13 Corners/Norfolk), then up H-2 for the Tech Park (next to Wheeler), then up to Snake Road on the way to the N. Shore, then finish up at Tantalus in Honolulu...all weather dependent. You're welcome to join us some time.

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We usually go up/down Tantalus on during our Sunday "Jamba Juice fun run" We meet up on Sunday at Jamba Juice next to Ward Ave at 9:30am and go to Kailua (13 Corners/Norfolk), then up H-2 for the Tech Park (next to Wheeler), then up to Snake Road on the way to the N. Shore, then finish up at Tantalus in Honolulu...all weather dependent. You're welcome to join us some time.

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Sounds good, I'll try and make it out this Sunday.

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Thanks for the info. Yosh sounds like the way to go for me.
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