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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Poor man's tail tidy!

For now, I simply decided to cut the SOB off!
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 11:44 AM
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For now, I simply decided to cut the SOB off!

Why?

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For now, I simply decided to cut the SOB off!
Make sure you fit your side reflectors back on man. The CHP, Sheriff's, and LAPD motorcycle cops are kinda sticklers up here.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 01:21 PM
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Poor man's tail tidy!

I have done somewhat the same
Reflectors? This is the first bike i have had in 20yrs that has a front fender and turn signals. Guess i better stay in Texas, haha


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I have done somewhat the same
Reflectors? This is the first bike i have had in 20yrs that has a front fender and turn signals. Guess i better stay in Texas, haha


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Yeah not sure about the rest of the world but in California the bike came stock with red side reflectors in the rear and yellow ones on the front fork/fender. See attached. Dealer said they are a CA DOT requirement.
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I hear ya, me and the wife go offroading twice a year with 3 couples from cali and they tell us about all the crazy laws out there, even for the offroad stuff


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Made my own also.
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Made my own also.
I hate to go a bit off-topic but seeing how you took the license plate light section off bownetheclown, did you happen to have a look at it to see why the plate light assembly is so wobbly? The actual plate light looks to be the same part that is also on my CB500X and it is solidly mounted on that bike, found it weird to see it really loose on the AT.

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It's not wobbley though, it's all solid. Made it all out of aluminium. Took out the light extension also. That 2 bolt plate is actually bolted from the top to the whole grab bar system that wraps around the seat.
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It's not wobbley though, it's all solid. Made it all out of aluminium. Took out the light extension also. That 2 bolt plate is actually bolted from the top to the whole grab bar system that wraps around the seat.
No, I'm sorry, I wasn't referring to the work you've done but the factory license plate light. On my bike it is really loose and was just wondering if you could determine why this is the case since you've had this section removed and could see behind it.

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