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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2006, 3:07 am Thread Starter
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Cheapest fender eliminator

After seeing hundreds of dollars spent on ugly add ons to help out the license plate holder on the K1200S. I took a different tack to see what I like looks-wise.
I bought two spring door stops, the kind with a spring and rubber bumper on one end and a wood screw on the other. I carefully measured where to screw in the dor stops under the black plastic piece that goes around the tail light and tie wrapped the license plate to them down 3/16' so the plate swings up and out for key access. Lastly I castrated the fender with a hack saw, taped up the old license plate illuminator and drilled a hole in the tail light to be covered with clear plastic so the plate is illuminated.
Total expense was under $10 including touch up semigloss black paint.
I can up a pic if this is too confusing.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2006, 10:31 am
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You know you have to post a pic...............just to see what it looks like. Thanks!
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After seeing hundreds of dollars spent on ugly add ons to help out the license plate holder on the K1200S. I took a different tack to see what I like looks-wise.
I bought two spring door stops, the kind with a spring and rubber bumper on one end and a wood screw on the other. I carefully measured where to screw in the dor stops under the black plastic piece that goes around the tail light and tie wrapped the license plate to them down 3/16' so the plate swings up and out for key access. Lastly I castrated the fender with a hack saw, taped up the old license plate illuminator and drilled a hole in the tail light to be covered with clear plastic so the plate is illuminated.
Total expense was under $10 including touch up semigloss black paint.
I can up a pic if this is too confusing.
Yep it is confusing, pic please

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2006, 9:06 am Thread Starter
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From the back - waiting for camera to charge for side picture.
Top yellow line points to where the door stop is screwwed into the plastic.
Bottom yellow line points to where I hacked off the extra plastic.
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Looks clean!!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2006, 11:25 pm
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Question ?????

Please tell me you didn't use wire ties! LMMFAO! I guess you saved some $ for mounting hardware as well :p !

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old May 1st, 2006, 9:11 am Thread Starter
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Hehe and tested to 120 mph.
I am seeing if I like the look. If so I will do a more permanent solution with a piano hinge and spring setup. Maybe even a bolt or two.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old May 1st, 2006, 10:21 am
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That's just wrong in so many ways...what's next? A homemade centerstand?

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How to butcher a great bike! Looks awful in my opinion.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2006, 5:43 am
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While the rear view is OK, the side view is a little, um, unattractive.

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