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post #2921 of 2941 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2019, 12:43 pm
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Tail Tidy Install

Like many others, I was not pleased with the license plate/rear turn signal bracket. I'm not crazy about turning my plate sideways and mounting it under the seat, and deleting my turn signals, but I did want something cleaner, tighter, and less pronounced. The stock one looks like a wheelie bar.

I was skeptical of a lot of the ones that I saw, and some of the prices were just ridiculous. I found the Tail Tidy by R&G, and although the name of the product could use some work, it had good reviews, price was reasonable, so I pulled the trigger.

I would have done a full write up for this install, but 1) I don't think it would appeal to enough of an audience and 2) It was very, very easy. The instructions are just "ok", but it was very easy to figure out. Even more so if you're detail orientated. So a few short notes...

-Get masking tape and label the turn signals and the turn signal wires before and after the clips
-The only wires to cut are for the license plate, be careful cutting back the cloth tape to expose the wires for the new light
-Use some soap or WD40 and a soft screwdriver when you go to push the turn signals into the new bracket, it's a very, very tight fit

Pros: Very easy install, reasonable price, everything included in the kit, looks great
Cons: Small gap with the turn signal harness visible, the name of the product could use improvement

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Objects in Mirror...

I will eventually change the OEM mirrors, but for now, I just couldn't resist these decals.
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Not sure what took me so long but removed the passenger foot pegs and brackets. Also removed the dB killers on my exhaust. (Yesterday installed the S1 slipons from SC Project)


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Not sure what took me so long but removed the passenger foot pegs and brackets. Also removed the dB killers on my exhaust. (Yesterday installed the S1 slipons from SC Project) [/IMG]
Thats a fine looking scooter right there
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Thats a fine looking scooter right there


Yeah shes ok. Haha, Im having a blast!

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Yeah shes ok. Haha, Im having a blast!
Good! That's what these things are all about!

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Good! That's what these things are all about!
it's crazy to think I never even looked at or considered a bike like this until a few months ago. Now I don't know what I'd do without it haha.

SO.MUCH.FUN!
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Not sure what took me so long but removed the passenger foot pegs and brackets. Also removed the dB killers on my exhaust. (Yesterday installed the S1 slipons from SC Project)

You have put together a sexy beast! Is there a cat converter below those two collector pipes? Does it seem really loud with the baffles out or are they just small baffles?
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You have put together a sexy beast! Is there a cat converter below those two collector pipes? Does it seem really loud with the baffles out or are they just small baffles?
Thanks!! Yes factory cat is still there. Arrow makes a de-cat pipe for a little over $200 but it's not recommended without a proper tune. I'm considering it until SC makes a proper full system for these bikes.
It's pretty loud without the baffles even though the baffles were small. It's decently loud with the baffles! But man does it sound good!

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Not sure what took me so long but removed the passenger foot pegs and brackets. Also removed the dB killers on my exhaust. (Yesterday installed the S1 slipons from SC Project)
The bike looks much better without the rear pegs and brackets (don't all bikes?) but I put mine back on thinking they are functional rear frame sliders. Without them, a drop or slide will damage the rear of the bike, fairings and exhaust likely.

I wish there was some rear frame slider available.
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