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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone relocated their plate?

Greetings,

The T-bird is an awsome bike, I own a couple of HD's and to date, I ride my Tbird almost exclusivley. That wide rear tire is something to be shown off... not covered up by that plastic tag holder... Anyone cleaned up the ass end of there bike yet?

The other thing I'm wondering, for those that are single seat only, and have removed their rider foot pegs, has anyone removed the bracket or covered it up with something?

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I'm wondering the same thing about the plate. That honking ugly plate hanger off the fender would be nice to get rid of.
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that plate mount is just plastic, I sawed mine off on day one and remounted the plate right up tight to the rear fender. I am sure if i didn't have the saddle bags in the way the plate would be right by the lower rear shock mount.


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Here's what I did in a thread I posted a while back.

https://www.triumphrat.net/thunderbir...e-bracket.html

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Greetings,

I feel just the way you all do.... The back of the bike is awsome! if it weren't for that ugly plastic tag bracket.

I changed everything... I designed a bracket ( 16ga steel & powder coated ) that would relocate the tag to the side and forward... when you do that and remove the PPOS (Plastic Piece of [email protected]#$), It leaves a small metal bracket that the PPOS is mounted too, and is welded to the fender.

And with out the PPOS you have to relocate the turn signals as well. I am not a real fan of the stock turn signals (to big) so I got a pair of Kuryakan bullet turn signals. The turn signals were moved up to the rear bolt in the strut.

I added an AUX brake ( brake only ) light under the edge of the fender, that covers the metal part that shows.

Here are pic of the results.

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/x..._/IMG_0487.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/x..._/IMG_0485.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/x..._/IMG_0484.jpg

I can reproduce these addons if anyone is interested.

NOTE: everything is what I call "Bolt on", but the wiring harnness has to be moditifed ( I made a replacement harness too ) and the rear hole in the fender and strut have to be drilled out to 3/8".

The rear turn signal has to have the wiring thru the center of the bolt to work. That is why the stock signals won't work.

I also added those triangle plates that bolt on where the rider foot pegs go. That is 1/4" plate aluminum buffed, ( I also do powder coating ). They just dress up the point where the foot pegs bolt on.

Like I said if your interested in these custom addons let me know. You can reply here... or email me directly [email protected]

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hagatha,

I love what you've done with this. I'm trying to find a good solution to the ugly license plate holder problem.

Question: What is that green computer motherboard lookin thing between the reflector and the plate?

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