View Full Version : My reshaped plate holder

05-14-2008, 08:17 PM
I just picked up this 2003 Buell XB9S on Monday.
Yesterday I took the tail piece to work and hacked on it.
I kept the turn signals for now. It's pretty bad around here, and I want drivers to clearly see where I am going.
I was going to make a plate light, but when I went to put my tail light back in, I noticed that the bottom part, below and behind the red part is already clear!
I was going to cut a slot in the aluminum, but I didn't have the stuff at home to do it, so I just drilled 2 holes for now.. it works :)
Anyway, here's how it turned out.




(Yes it does/did need a tire, I rode it to work today and had one put on at lunch)


and here is the light holes.. I will open them up and clean it up a bit later.. it looks red from the light coming in the tail, but it's a clear lens.


05-14-2008, 09:18 PM
fill the holes you drilled with some clear silicone so water can't infiltrate ;)

05-14-2008, 09:20 PM
The holes are only in the aluminum.
The taillight is still sealed and untouched.
The holes do not go into the plastic taillight housing [up]

05-15-2008, 05:07 AM
looks like that bike has been droped b4 , the header pipe has a nice ding in it.

05-15-2008, 06:39 AM
All other things aside, you need tires!

05-15-2008, 03:45 PM
Yes, the bike has been down, (not with me yet)
There is a ding in the pipe and there was a scuff on the passenger foot peg too.

As I said above, I got new tires already :p