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One of the nicest GTs I've seen. Very tasteful mods - love it!
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I made the Tail Tidy myself by reducing the OEM mudguard to its minimum possible dimensions. Turn lights are watsens sourced from our forum sponsor JC.

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This is by far the best tail tidy I've ever seen. I've been messing with mine forever (since I got the bike in 2007 really...) and have never been satisfied. But this looks perfect.

Do you have more pictures of the process of putting it together? did you cut it yourself?

I have watsens and a POSH light that's a bit similar to yours, but I really dig the use of the stock GT fender... I will be scouring eBay for one of those shortly....

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Didn't take long. Found a beige one on eBay for cheap, will be here in 3 days...
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This is by far the best tail tidy I've ever seen. I've been messing with mine forever (since I got the bike in 2007 really...) and have never been satisfied. But this looks perfect.

Do you have more pictures of the process of putting it together? did you cut it yourself?

I have watsens and a POSH light that's a bit similar to yours, but I really dig the use of the stock GT fender... I will be scouring eBay for one of those shortly....
Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process. I was not sure it would end up right when I started.
Other forum members might appreciate if you post photos of your's in the making.

The procedure is quite simple really:

For the mudguard:

1) Mark with tape the OEM mudguard with the final length you are looking for.
2) Cut the mudguard close to the tape with a saw (Leave it a little longer at this point).
3) Get close to the final dimensions with a grinding wheel.
4) Give it the final dimensions grinding it with a coarse sandpaper over a table (that way you will get an even flat finish).

For the mudguard bracket:

1) Place the chopped mudguard in its place with the OEM bracket.
2) Fix a generic license plate holder to the bracket. I used the top thread meant to hold the OEM stop/turn lights set and drilled another fixing point. Fixing points will depend on the plate holder you choose. I chose a license plate holder with a stoplight extension and bent it slightly to get the right stop light angle.
3) Cut the mudguard bracket removing the part that extends beyond the license plate holder.
4) At this point your mudguard bracket will still have the full thickness due to the tubular nature of the bracket. To get it like mine, you will have to remove the steel from outer and lower sections, leaving intact the top. You want only a curved plate section extending beyond the mudguard's length. Mark the bracket and remove those sections carefully by alternating a saw and a grinding wheel.
5) When you are satisfied, get it painted.

Cheers!
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Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process. I was not sure it would end up right when I started.
Other forum members might appreciate if you post photos of your's in the making.

The procedure is quite simple really:

For the mudguard:

1) Mark with tape the OEM mudguard with the final length you are looking for.
2) Cut the mudguard close to the tape with a saw (Leave it a little longer at this point).
3) Get close to the final dimensions with a grinding wheel.
4) Give it the final dimensions grinding it with a coarse sandpaper over a table (that way you will get an even flat finish).

For the mudguard bracket:

1) Place the chopped mudguard in its place with the OEM bracket.
2) Fix a generic license plate holder to the bracket. I used the top thread meant to hold the OEM stop/turn lights set and drilled another fixing point. Fixing points will depend on the plate holder you choose. I chose a license plate holder with a stoplight extension and bent it slightly to get the right stop light angle.
3) Cut the mudguard bracket removing the part that extends beyond the license plate holder.
4) At this point your mudguard bracket will still have the full thickness due to the tubular nature of the bracket. To get it like mine, you will have to remove the steel from outer and lower sections, leaving intact the top. You want only a curved plate section extending beyond the mudguard's length. Mark the bracket and remove those sections carefully by alternating a saw and a grinding wheel.
5) When you are satisfied, get it painted.

Cheers!
Thanks Jorge! Much appreciated. I'll report once done.

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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2017, 3:38 am
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Hi where did you get the oil cooler bracket?
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2017, 9:00 am Thread Starter
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Hi where did you get the oil cooler bracket?
It was taken from the same Hypermotard 1100 EVO I took the oil cooler from.

I removed the black paint on it and got it polished.

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I'm generally not a fan of the GT, but I love yours!
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It was taken from the same Hypermotard 1100 EVO I took the oil cooler from.

I removed the black paint on it and got it polished.

Cheers!
Thanks, and I assume you changed to top one from a hypermotard?
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Thanks, and I assume you changed to top one from a hypermotard?
No, the top one doesn't have the sensor plug on the EVO.
That one is from a Multistrada 1000.

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