Premium Member ULEWZ Posted January 16, 2015 Premium Member Share Posted January 16, 2015 I couldn't stand the stock tail look any longer. I took off the center section, flipped the licence plate holder (gave it an upward slope), and remounted it. Required elongating the wider holes 1/4 inch each side, and buying longer bolts. Here is the procedure as I remember it (tired now, will revise it later): 1. Under the rear seat on the right side, remove the three electrical connectors by lifting up on the tab and pulling them apart. This is the two turn signals and taillight. 2. Under the rear seat, remove the four nuts securing the license plate assembly to the under carriage. 3. Drop the entire assembly down, being careful when fishing the wires through undercarriage opening. 4. Remove the four allen head bolts and four bushings securing the license plate to the connecting piece and retain, then discard the connecting piece after using it as a guide. These allen head bolts will not be reused, but the bushings will. 5. From under the bike, using the connecting piece as a guide (reverse direction so the bolt holes line up), figure out how far to open up the forward (wider), two bolt holes. I used a rat tale file and it took about ¼ inch outboard on each of the forward two bolt holes (Don't make the holes wider, just an oblong shape). 6. Blow out the aluminum shavings caused by opening up the holes. 7. Go to the store and buy four M6 metric bolts (stainless is preferred), four M6 washers, four larger washers just incase, and make the bolts about 1-1/2 inch long. Probably could get away with shorter bolts, but you will be taking up slack. Cut off the excess length if required. 8. Remove the two license plate bracket screws from the license plate assembly, and reverse the direction 180m degrees so the license plate will mount with more of an angle. 9. Tighten the two license plate bracket screws. You will also need to turn the license plate 180 degrees as the bracket was reversed 180 degrees. 10. Feed the three electrical wires through the hole in the bottom of the tail section. 11. Reinstall the four bushings in the license plate assembly so things will not crush. 12. While holding the license plate assembly in position, from under the rear seat, install the four large washers, four small washers, and four bolts (blue loctite may be used on the bolt threads if desired, but it is not necessary). Hold the plastic divider piece up if the large washers are to big to fit through the plastic divider. 13. Tighten up the four bolts one at a time, a little bit at a time, until all slack is taken up. Not too tight. 14. Connect the three electrical connectors. Note, one will be reversed so no need to worry about installing in the wrong connector (match the grey connector pieces (2 places) and black connector pieces (1 place). 15. Turn on the ignition and verify the turn signals and brake light still work. 16. Button things up. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Bikes: 2015 FJ-09, Seat Concepts seat cover and foam, Cal Sci medium screen, rim stripes, factory heated grips, Cortech Dryver tank bag ring, Modified stock exhaust, FlashTune with Graves fuel map, Cree driving lights, Aux power socket. 2012 Street Triple type R (Wifes) 2007 FJR1300 (Sold!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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