Originally Posted by horns
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!