Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Valparaiso, IN, USA
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
Before and after pics attached.
Riding a bike is like an art. It's something you do because you feel something inside. -Valentino Rossi