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I like the safety of reflectors as well as trying to obey my states laws regarding vehicle inspections and also getting rid of that hideous OEM fender. I live in Virginia, and this satisfies both. I installed the Vegabond Fender Eliminator and love it! Then a few weeks later started going through the leftover fender components and made my reflector mounts!

First, the finished photos and then the "How To":




I mounted two reflectors to this OEM metal bracket.


I marked lines just inside the reflectors edge and cut off the extra metal on both sides. I removed the nuts and used a dremel to cut off the studs. I painted all the exposed metal for protection.



I used this plastic piece of the OEM fender. I drilled a hole in the middle for the center reflector.


I rough cut this piece of the plastic fender using a band saw.


I followed the lines in the plastic and cut to the shape below:



I cut off left and right "ears" shown above with band saw and then test fit:


As I tested the license plate, the sharp points shown below were trimmed off to clear the license plate.


"Ears" shown removed. I then drilled and tapped the metal bracket and the plastic. The three screws were tapped into a thick rib on the backside. The single screw on top has a nut with loc-tite on it. Hardware used 4-40 pan head screws .5 long, Stainless Steel.




When installing into the Vegabond, the stackup of hardware was to stick the bolts through the State License Plate, then the Vegabond. Slide the new bracket behind the Vegabond plate and then use flatwashers/locknut to hold everything together.

This modification is rock solid. Almost looks OEM to me.

That's It! Ride Safe!!
 

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I had A similar idea. I was planning to just cut the old fender above the existing license plate bracket and bolt the whole thing through the plate and eliminator from behind. It will leave the original side reflectors and I installed 2 screw type round reflectors in the bottom holes of my plate. This way there is also a small bit of fender sticking out the bottom of the plate as the fender test where I live is that the "fender" has to touch a wall first when the bike is moved back toward a wall.
 

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I had A similar idea. I was planning to just cut the old fender above the existing license plate bracket and bolt the whole thing through the plate and eliminator from behind. It will leave the original side reflectors and I installed 2 screw type round reflectors in the bottom holes of my plate. This way there is also a small bit of fender sticking out the bottom of the plate as the fender test where I live is that the "fender" has to touch a wall first when the bike is moved back toward a wall.
Post up some pics to this thread if you do it! Would like to see how it compares!
 

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Just a thought for those of you who want reflectors but may not want this much work. Many of us on this forum are beginner riders so you may not have common knowledge yet. Many dealers/places sell/give away little reflector screws for your license plate. I chose that route. Is it quite as effective as this? No. But it looks great, was easy, and cost me nothing.
 

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i just bought the vagabond fender eliminator, should be here on thursday. Right now im using a makeshift elim, but need something for the OEM turn signals. Pretty easy to install?
 

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i just bought the vagabond fender eliminator, should be here on thursday. Right now im using a makeshift elim, but need something for the OEM turn signals. Pretty easy to install?
Yeah 20-40 minutes depending on how fast you work. Nothing too difficult.
 
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