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This is a pretty easy deal but I'll post this anyway as it may help some of you.
First thing you need to do is pop off the seat. If you need a picture for this then take this bracket to your dealer for the install.
Then you want to pop off your passenger seat or cover, what ever you have on there now.
Now you want to go ahead and pull off the tail section. The first time I did this I pulled off the side covers but you really don't need to. Just pop the corner of each side cover so you can get into the bolt behind the side cover. This will save you a lot of time. There are two Philip head bolts that you have to access from under the fender, don't forget those.
Now that you have all the bolts out just slide the tail section toward the back of the bike and unplug the tail light and set off to the side.
Now unplug the turn signals and plate light and push the wires back down the holes and out of the way.
Now that the wires are out of the way you can cut that big hunk of plastic off. The first time I used a die grinder but this time I used a hacksaw blade just to see if it would work and it worked pretty darn good.
Just cut it flush with the bottom of the plastic plate.
Remove the two stock bolts and replace with new longer bolts from kit. Tighten bolts and put spacer nuts on the back side of bolts.
Install lights to plate bracket and run wires through stock holes.
There are a bunch of different lights that will work on this bracket and you could reinstall the stock lights if you wanted to. Some plate frames have lights built into them too so the lights are up to you. If you use lights other than stock you will need to splice the connectors to your new lights.
Now all you need to do is put it all back together the same way it came apart. You no longer look like a stock bike,