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post #1 of 7 Old 06-03-2016, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Custom fender delete kit with OEM fender and such.

Hi all. I just wrote up and amazing DIY on how to create a fender delete with the OEM fender but I accidentally refreshed my phone and lost it all. Frick me right? Here goes v2 of the write up.

Backstory: I was rear ended, I'm perfectly fine, but the guy who hit me is uninsured so I'm not getting much out of this. To make a good situation out of a bad one I decided to make a fender delete. Here's the DIY of sorts.

* I am not responsible for injury or death as a result of your stupidity, I'm also not responsible for damage to your bike. Remember to wear eye protection, fools.

So first off is parts you'll need.
* Any set of aftermarket turn signals of your choice. I went with smoked bullet style as you'll see soon.
* a license plate bracket. I bought one off amazon prime for 20 bucks. It seems to be doing the trick.

Tools
* Dremel with a cutting wheel and sanding wheel
* #6 Allen key wrench
* T50 torx
* solder and shrink wrap
*phillips head screw driver
*plyers

Ok here we go. All the pictures are attached at the end of the post in chronological order.

1. CUT THAT $41T OFF! Seriously, why did Harley think this piece is cool. Go ahead and cut off everything south of the reflector but try to leave a little bit under the brake light. The third picture is generally what it should look like.

2. Drill some holes for your new turn signals. I suggest drilling as close to the reflectors as possible because space is limited under the fender and you may hit the brake light inside.

Next post for more steps, bruh.
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3. Now if you decide to buy a used piece, like I did, then you probably haven't removed the OEM piece from your bike so this step is in the right order. If you live life on the edge and want to cut up what you have then you'll want to start in this step. Let's remove that fender, bros.
Remove the seat by unscrewing the Phillips screw behind the seat and pull rearward and upwards. Voila.

Use your #6 Allen key to remove the 2 bolts on the sides of the fender. They're tight, but man up, your drive a Harley not a Vespa. After this you should be able to remove the metal part of the rear fender. Don't scratch your paint!

Next use your #4 Allen key to remove 3 bolts holding the inner fender to the frame. 2 laterally behind the turn signals and 1 above the brake light.

Unplug the rear section harness

You should now be able to remove the tail section assembly. BAM.

4. Install the brake light. So I made a little boo boo. I realized after I cut everything that I cut off the 2 lower "mounts" for the brake light. No big deal we don't need that ish. So I broke the Dremel out, again, and cut off the 2 lower holes on the brake light. See picture for what it should look like.

I don't know about all the kinds of turn signals but I needed to install mine after I put the brake light back on for space reasons. Also I drilled the holes perfectly as not not interfere with the brake light.
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Next post for more steps, sucka
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Time to cut and zap

5. Let's wire in those turn signals.
First things first. I don't know the laws in your area but I don't need a light above my license plate so I disconnected the led for that and taped the connector to seal it.

So the red connector is for the Right turn signal and the white/clear one is for the, you guessed it, left.

Go ahead and chop those connectors off.
No turning back now.
Wire up your turn signals. Black is ground and the purple or blue is the power. I used a dab of solder, then heat wrap, then electrical tape to tidy it up.

I don't have much more pictures of the wiring but ask me questions if you have any.

Now as any Haynes manual would say. Assemble the same way you removed everything!

Make sure to test the signals to make sure your wired them up correctly.

Now on to the license plate bracket. I installed mine on the lower left side shock mount. Use the t50 torx and remove the bolt and install it. You may need a friend to lift the bike up to put the bolt back in.
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Nice! Looks much cleaner and tight.

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Nice job.

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Those turn signals look nice! Going to swap the fronts to match?
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