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The plastic bit on rear fender is the other thing I dislike about this bike and all of my friends agreed. So finally got some time on thanks giving to assemble and modify the parts I have ordered to get it all assembled and the timing was about right because my plate came earlier this week.
 

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I was seriously on Instagram and saw this not too long ago and was gonna post it ! Glad to see the owners here :)

This looks to be quite interesting :)
 

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The plastic bit on rear fender is the ONLY thing...
Couldn't find how to edit my post.

Ha really Cruze? I kinda wish you did post about it so I could have had the surprise of seeing it on here before I had a chance to post it!
 

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So much cleaner without the plastic jutting out, not it's just a clean piece of silver.
Cruze will now be keeping a close eye on your Instagram account to beat you to the punch. :grin2:
 

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What're you going to use to light up the license plate?
I'm imagining a thin, hidden LED strip up under the fender lip.
=)
 

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So much cleaner without the plastic jutting out, not it's just a clean piece of silver.
Cruze will now be keeping a close eye on your Instagram account to beat you to the punch. :grin2:
Couldn't find how to edit my post.

Ha really Cruze? I kinda wish you did post about it so I could have had the surprise of seeing it on here before I had a chance to post it!
Challenge accepted, let the creeping begin :wink2:Lol a part of me loves when someone else posts things I've done before me to be honest ! Feel like a celebrity on a small scale haha :)
 

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What're you going to use to light up the license plate?
I'm imagining a thin, hidden LED strip up under the fender lip.
=)
It is already lit up as is, the two large black bolts at the top of the plate are LED lights that I grabbed Here. I just cut off the old light and tied them into the old wiring.
 

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Those lights seems to be popular, or eddie bought the last set. :grin2:

in place of the fender, the license plate should be good enough to contain any wheel spray on wet days.
 

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It is already lit up as is, the two large black bolts at the top of the plate are LED lights that I grabbed Here. I just cut off the old light and tied them into the old wiring.
Son of a gun, I didn't even realize those were LEDs. I thought they were screw cap covers to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Well played...
 

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in place of the fender, the license plate should be good enough to contain any wheel spray on wet days.
That was pretty much my idea, Dual Sport style. Next step is to make a pattern and get it cut out of a single piece of metal. And perhaps looking into the cost of small batches if anyone else was interested.
 

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You know you have a set hidden in your vault of toys :wink2:

It's okay, you can tell us >:)

Well, I did buy a bundle of 100 12V LEDs off eBay that turned out not to be able to handle even 3V. They refunded my $ without a return, so I wired them together and connected 'em to a big 12V battery just to watch them all let out the magic smoke at once.
Now I gotta run down some suitable tag lights. Thanks, guys. :wink2:
 

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They could double as Christmas lights unless you blew all 100 bulbs already. :grin2:

That was pretty much my idea, Dual Sport style. Next step is to make a pattern and get it cut out of a single piece of metal. And perhaps looking into the cost of small batches if anyone else was interested.
how much are you looking at to just cut out a single piece?
 

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LOL hey, can't say you didn't make use out of em' and get your moneys worth in entertainment.Would have loved to see that haha !

What was the wattage of the bulbs ? Trying to figure out why they went up in smoke
 

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how much are you looking at to just cut out a single piece?
Not certain, once I make a pattern for it I'll take it to some local shops for quotes.

Right now its made from two pieces of metal and a hunk of plastic as an adapter plate. 100% MacGyver.
 

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LOL hey, can't say you didn't make use out of em' and get your moneys worth in entertainment.Would have loved to see that haha ! What was the wattage of the bulbs ? Trying to figure out why they went up in smoke
The LEDs were single red ones supposedly rated for 12V+. I don't recall the wattage. They came with standard red and black lead wires about 6 inches long. When they arrived, I pulled one out of the package and connected it to a regular 9V battery to see what it looked like and barely saw it "blink" and die. I had the polarity correct, so I tested another one. Same result. So, I got two AA batteries (3V) and watched that kill one. "What the heck?" For grins, I tried one on an old bike battery. Brighter blink with a slight *pop* sound and foul smell as a bonus. "Maybe they have the lead polarity wrong?" I repeated the 9V experiment with the wires switched. Same deal. After contacting the seller and getting my $6(?) back, I went Myth Busters on the LEDs and decided if a small blink was good, maybe a big one would be more fun.....outside, of course.
The resulting mass failure was less than spectacular, but I did manage to effectively destroy a pile of LEDs in about a second.
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...Brb, i need to order some LED lights for my bike...yes...

Lol, at least you got $6 worth of enjoyment out of it and I like the way you think. Would have been fun to record all the lights burning out and look back on it when you're bored.
 
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