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Well this weekend I finally quit talking about it.
Quit asking questions, and opinions etc.

I went and cut the fender off my 12.
Good move.

I took the reflector off the fender, and moved the
licence plate bracket up as far as I could, then
I took the time to mark the line I wanted to cut,
got the signal lights out of the way, and started
at it slow with a Dremel. I cut it off right at the
same level as where my license plate is now. It does
not hang down past it now.

Took about an hour to cut and then polish the edge
so it was smooth, straight etc.
Then put everything back on.

Looks much better now, shows off a bit of that big rear
tire now.

Was too dark when I finished it yesterday, I'll try to get
some pics today.

 

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Finaly got the "guts to cut" eh? Glad to hear you did a good job - I've seen plenty of fuzzy sawzall jobs that looked like they were done by a ninety six year old with palsy in the dark...during an earthquake...

 

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I left my cable to d/l from my digital camera at work
over the weekend, so I could post the pics til this
morning.

I shortened the signal light stalks too.

Before and after pics.
What do you think?


 

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That is Facking nice dude. That big rear tire has a smile on its face.

I Burn Dust and You Can Eat my rubber!!!!
 

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Looks great Sabre! I did the same on my 9 and although I had to remouve the tail takeing the spacer out of the signal stalks was alot easier than I thought it would be.

 

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Hey looking good man, that's more or less what mine looks like too, I'm really glad I did it.

Hey could you tell me how you shortened your rear turn signals?

 

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Ya Josh the turn signals are very easy.
The 02 is the same as the 01 for this I am all but certain.


Remove passenger seat.
Take out the trunk.
Find the wires coming in from the signals.
Follow them back somewhere beside the ECU on the right
side of the bike. Unplug one.
Feed it out through the hole.
Look under the fender, unbolt that turn signal.
Take turn signal off bike.

Look at the signal. It is made of 2 parts.
The light and a short stalk and a spacer.
When you reinstall the light, put the spacer on the
underside of the fender instead of the outside.

That's it. Just move the spacer from outside the fender,
to under it.

I had to trim part of the part of the spacer on mine that
the signal wire runs through just 1/8" to allow the space
to bolt tight.

There is a metal piece on the underside of the fender that
has to be pulled off if it sticks, and moved to the end
of the spacer to allow you tighten the bolts.

Bolt it back on, feed the wire back up, and plug it back
in. Go do the other side.

Total time, 1/2 hour. It was really easy.
Have a look at it.
I can answer questions if you have any more.

Looks way better with the short stalks Josh.


 

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OK, cool, didn't know it was that easy! Thanks for the instructions. Wish I could do it now but it just got dark. I agree, after looking at yours, it definetly looks a lot better.

 

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Can't tell you about the 9, my last 9 had flushmounts on
the rear when I bought it.

 
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