The new-ness of my bike has worn off a little. Its now time to start modifying it a bit to make it “my own”. I recently posted my Garage Door opener mod. This weekend I had a bit more time so I decided to make my own fender eliminator using all factory parts. This is what it looked like before I started cutting bits off:
The bracket holding on the factory fender is actually quite sturdy and has some nice tie-down hooks and I didn’t want to loose those, I carry stuff on my back seat from time to time. As a result I hacked off the bracket right after the hooks.
Then, I used the factory license plate bracket to attach the plate to the fender bracket. The license plate light from the factory fender is attached directly to the plate frame between my inspection sticker (required in Texas) and the frame. I used some of the left over parts from the original fender to make little L brackets for the turn signals and mounted them above the tie-down hooks. All of the wires are routed back up under the bracket and under the seat.
Granted, its not as cool as simply NOT having a license plate but its still MUCH better than the factory fender.