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post #1 of 5 Old 06-07-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Access to rear tail light wiring

I'm adding some LED lights by the license plate and was wondering how best to get the wiring into the tray by the tail light and how easy it is to work there. Can I remove enough bodywork to get to the tray or am I expected to root around with my short, fat fingers?

The manual shows the entire rear fender dismounting. Is this the best way?

Any experience greatly appreciated.

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When the rack comes off it leaves the whole rear fender attached by just two fender washers and small bolts. The wire bundle for the lights has a disconnect beside the underseat tray.

Once it's separate from the rest of the bike you can do a lot more. Like get to the blinkers.

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When the rack comes off it leaves the whole rear fender attached by just two fender washers and small bolts. The wire bundle for the lights has a disconnect beside the underseat tray.

Once it's separate from the rest of the bike you can do a lot more. Like get to the blinkers.
That works, thanks.
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That works, thanks.
Remember to loctite the bolts for the fender washers. Without loctite those will be road material for the next gravel road you bounce on.

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