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Buell Fender Eliminator & '10 L.E.D. Tail Light
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Cool Buell Fender Eliminator & '10 L.E.D. Tail Light - March 19, 2012, 07:36 PM

My birthday gifts from AmericanSportBike.com arrived today... thanks wifey. For my 1125CR, she got me a Jardine fender eliminator kit (so I can get rid of that cheese-grater rear fender) and a '10 L.E.D. tail light (with separate downfiring lamp for license plate).

Fitz might end up helping me with this, as I'm mechanically... what's the word.... fucking stupid. I might, however, try it myself as these mods don't require fluid or filter changes. Should be so easy, a caveman could do it. We'll see.

The down-firing light is covered up on my '09 by undertail plastic. I need to cut it bit to allow the light to shine down on the license plate. Think I should use a dremel (which I don't have) or should I just use drill bits to cut holes and use a sanding block?

Either way, I'm going to snag some before / after pictures or record a bit o' video. Will let you know how it goes.
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March 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

I need to quit underestimating myself. I've done everything except cut the bit out for the license plate light to shine down. All the lights and signals tested just fine.

Gonna go run pick up a Dremel, try using it to cut out the piece, and sand the rough edges.

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Bought a corded single-speed Dremel. Not sure which attachment I'm supposed to use to cut plastic, but I'm gonna start on it anyways!

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Bought a corded single-speed Dremel. Not sure which attachment I'm supposed to use to cut plastic, but I'm gonna start on it anyways!
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I started using the cutter wheel. Bad choice, couldn't get to the angles/precision I needed. Went to the "115 High Speed Cutter". Did the trick amazingly... yet threw a bazillion small black plastic fragments like shrapnel all over the garage and clothes. Those little bits were going so fast they stuck in my skin, on the drywall, ceiling, etc.

Used the "sanding bands" but those still were going so fast, they tore up the plastic even more... didn't give it that smooth or polished feel I was expecting.

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I started using the cutter wheel. Bad choice, couldn't get to the angles/precision I needed. Went to the "115 High Speed Cutter". Did the trick amazingly... yet threw a bazillion small black plastic fragments like shrapnel all over the garage and clothes. Those little bits were going so fast they stuck in my skin, on the drywall, ceiling, etc.

Used the "sanding bands" but those still were going so fast, they tore up the plastic even more... didn't give it that smooth or polished feel I was expecting.
Get some high grit sand paper and do it by hand. If there is anything left of your hands.


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Get some high grit sand paper and do it by hand. If there is anything left of your hands.
Thanks. And I still have enough fingers to type... or to simultaneously flip you off while giving your mom the shocker.

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March 20, 2012, 10:47 PM

OK, so I'm a dumbass on two accounts... I didn't record the "before" so it's hard to get a comparison of how much brighter these LEDs are. I also recorded the video straight up and down, hence the black bars on the side. Will try a before and after later, widescreen.


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Here are some pics of the new LED:

  1. Running Light
  2. Brake Light on
  3. License plate light shining down
  4. Close-up of license plate light cut-out
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March 20, 2012, 10:52 PM

Side view and back view of before/after of the fender eliminator.
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