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Hi all

I’ve been a member for some time now and wanted to give anyone who’s thinking of changing the back end a guide on how to do it on a budget. I’d already had the Evotech tail tidy fitted some time ago, but I really like the ‘short’ look of the bike but didn’t want to spend £’s getting it done!

I spent several weeks compiling a list of all the components needed – thanks to The Bay I managed to get all of these for around £50…somewhat cheaper than a custom version! Most parts were from China so just had to factor the 4-6 weeks shipping, but most turned up before a month. I was prepared to buy elsewhere again if the quality of the parts from China wasn’t great – however everything was much better than I expected, especially the indicators. The only item I had to get made especially were the mounting brackets – luckily, my employer has a CAD guy into bikes and also uses a local metal fabricator who is also into bikes so the cost for the drawings & CNC was a case of beer!

I dimensioned & mocked-up cardboard brackets so it worked with the below rear light / number plate and indicators, then sent it to the CAD / metal guy. Once it was made, I had it powder coated black.

Here’s a list of the items I bought – Bay numbers for reference ok (mods - I'm not associated with any of the below
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  • Flasher unit- to slow down the LED indicators - 233426224671
  • Rear light / number plate bracket -113213155465
  • Turn signal adapter leads (set of 4) - 263702211959
  • LED bullet style indicators (set of 4) - 233737627597
  • Front indicator plates (set of 4) - 254707379429
It was all relatively straight forward – I simply removed the tail subframe / Evo tail tidy and then mounted the above and connected the wiring. I did check all the wiring connections before fitting though as the wiring colours on the parts were different to the plug wire colours on the bike – I had a spare battery so ‘played’ until I knew which wire was brake / running / number plate illumination.

Only two minor tasks – I had to drill out a couple of holes as I’d not allowed enough on my template, and hiding the wires/adapters around the battery & under the seat took some effort!

Over all I’m really pleased with it – appreciate it’s not practical if riding in the wet, but then again I’m only a ‘summer’ rider…! See the pics attached

Hopefully the above can give some pointers if you’re also thinking about doing the same. If anyone wants a copy of the bracket drawings PM me & I’ll send a copy ok.

All the best
 

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Curious, is it best for girlfriends riding on the tank to face you, or should they be flipped over so you can read the "this end up" tattoo? :cool:
 

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If you're like me, the good part is, no one is going to ask for a ride, however, any fantasy about being able to carry anything is also out of reach. It sure is short though.
 

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Sick mod. However, can you provide links to where to purchase the parts to do this mod? Plus the drawings of the brackets. I'm a welder and I work with some sheet metal and shipfitters guys so we can do all this in house. I'd like to run a LED strip and have a "tucked" license plate look on mine. Is that possible? Much mahalos for your time and help.
 

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Hi Mrboojangles - I've PM'd you the relevant info etc.

All the best - let me know how you get on!

Cheers
 

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New member. Joined just to reply. Is there ANY way to share that CAD file? It's exactly the part that I've been looking for.
 

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only have the PDF's - as attached below!!!
 

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