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Several people have posted how to cut off the lic. plate/turn signal assembly here but this one will only take five minutes!

Easy removal of rear Lic./turn sig assembly

This method is fast and only takes about five minutes.

1.) Drill (use a small drill bit) as many as you can and as close as you can holes all along the top of the lic. Plate assembly (See links to photos. One pic shows the plate removed, you can see the little teeth left when the plastic tore). There is a natural valley you can follow. Drill the holes parallel with the line of the rear end.
2.) Take a saw blade and score of cut the end points on the right and left sides of the assembly. The plastic is a little thicker there. I just had to get the plastic to start tearing and it just about fell off the bike.
3.) File off (or if you have an air tool with a grinding disk use that with 80 grit pad) all the little teeth from the holes you drilled.
4.) Depending on what you are doing next you will have three groups of wires, one each for the right and left turn signals and one for the lic plate. You can cut these off if your installing a side mount plate or hidden turn signals. Don’t forget to tag each group of wires. The black with white tracer is the ground or return wire in each group.
5.) That’s it. You may want to spray a little paint on any metal that you may have nicked or hit with the grinder.

Here are the pics from my Frappr account:

http://www.frappr.com/?a=viewphoto&id=1018753&pid=2721499&myphotos=1

http://www.frappr.com/?a=viewphoto&id=1018753&pid=2721490

http://www.frappr.com/?a=viewphoto&id=1018753&pid=2721515
 

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I think I saw a link that just had you use a hacksaw blade....... BAM and you are done.
It cant be too hard to cut through with a new hacksaw blade.

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The hack saw blade is okay but when I started to use that I kept hitting a metal flap that's back there on each of the sides. Also the blade is harder to keep in a straight line. Just my opinion.
 

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1+ on the hack saw blade... and I didn't even wrap it with tape for a handle. I imagine it would have been more comfortable with tape wrapped, but it was still easy. The blade follows the "natural valley" described. If it took me more than 3 minutes to hack it off then I must have answered the phone or something.
 
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