Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
As promised, a brief explainer for removing the stinger (pardon the ****tiness of my photos):
Remove the left side cover and the seat. Under the seat, there are four studs that pass through the fender, connecting the subfender to the subframe. Remove the four nuts on those studs (PIC1).
On each side of the tail light assembly, there are two screws. Remove those and the brake light will come loose. (PIC2)
Under the brake light is a rubber... thing. Carefully pull that part out of the way, and you'll expose 3 screws which are the last fasteners still holding the subfender in place. (PIC3)
Once you've got the subfender off, the rest is straightforward. The plastic stinger is attached to a metal bracket, and the bracket is attached to the subfender. I cut the cable going to the license plate lamp and used butt-splices to connect the new LED. That cable routes between the fender and subfender.
Last edited by jobirobi; 11-11-2019 at 01:52 PM.