For difficulty level, I'll put it like this, I tap on a keyboard for a living (system analyst) and can pick out the correct end of a screw driver 3 outta 4 times. It took some patients to figure out which screw needed to come out to take the backend down to subframe, but I got there. As for parts; from what I saw for license plate holders, almost any sportbike kind will do since you are going to have to do some cutting and drilling anyway. It came with bent tabs which made mounting the turn signals a no brainer. Of course, a couple of small 'L' bracket coming off the top holes on the license plate would do the same job. As other have stated, LaMonster included, you will have to take a cutoff wheel to that ugly piece of plastic in the back. Just take your time and look carefully where to cut and drill. I also mounted a 5-LED clear light strip for plate illumination at night. (Used strong 2-sided foam tape for that)ditch said:So could you give us a little more info as to what the parts are from, what it cost, and how hard it was to put on?Â I think I would like to try it but would be nice to make it as easy as possible with the most amount of info on it. Thanks, looks great :bigthumbsup:
The plate holder is a generic one. On the package it says, "Sidetrack Fender Removal Kits, Universal Mount". I did a search on-line, but came up empty. Probably Chinese. I know it's hard to tell in the photo, but the new license plate holder is actually at a 45 degree angle to the bottom of the rear fender and set under it by a few inches. It came with that bend and it has tabs already there for mounting the new turn signals. Anyway, Under the tail of the bike is part of the subframe that is actually parallel to the ground and has a couple of holes already there. Once you get all the plastic out of the way and old lights disconnected, it pretty well jumps out at you where and how to mount it. I lined up some holes after I centered plate, enlarged the holes I needed to and bolted it on. Some of the mounting bracket was invading the area where the rear tire lives, and even though it would have been unlikely to have ever touched rubber, I trimmed up a good portion of the mounting bracket that had no bearing on where and how it was mounted...Just to be safe.zebber said:sjnoble2 ,, how did you mount the plate holder ?Â and what kind or brand did you get ?Â i like that look and would like to do it to mine .