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post #1 of 8 Old 05-12-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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DL650 rear fender cut

I'm looking at giving it a haircut. I do little real off road riding just the occasional dirt road or trail. So, looking for advice on where to cut and how to move the plate light up or eliminate it all together if the rear light will serve as the plate light for inspection.

It looks like a few inches under the key hole is the highest place to cut. Then the plate light could be secured there and the plate moved up. I don't want to cut into the under side housing. Pics or advice welcome. It's not a drastic mod and hopefully will not hurt the bike's resale value. Thanks,
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There are some great pics in this thread of the fender cut and plate relocation. Follow the links in the first post:

https://stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=23908

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Thanks for the link. Looks like he went more bare bones than I want to go.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-12-2008, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Roy,

Did you leave the housing alone that runs from under the seat ending at the rear fender? TX law dicatates a lic plate light and two reflectors for inspection to pass. Do you have the same law? I agree, that is the best looking place to cut for sure. Do apreciate your post and pics. Mike
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-12-2008, 08:34 PM
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All I did was cut the fender as shown.

I guess we don't have the same laws here in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts as the bike passes inspection with no issues........

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This is going to sound silly, but some of you need to have your bikes inspected?? I'm in Nazifornia, and there are no inspections...weird. Were you talking about a post-salvage/rebuilt-title type inspection?
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-15-2008, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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No, all on street bikes in TX have to pass inspection yearly. Tires, brakes, lights, reflectors, blah blah blah. Just like cars/trucks. Not emissions though at least not yet...
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