"HOW TO" cut the license plate holder ?? (cheap man's fender eliminator)
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    Registered User Array
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    "HOW TO" cut the license plate holder ?? (cheap man's fender eliminator)

    hello all,

    just wondering how to cut the license plate holder ?? do it while its on the bike ?? or off the bike ??

    what to cut it with ??

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    Regulated User Array cletus's Avatar
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    03 gsxr 1000
    i had to take the fender off of my bike, then i used my jigsaw to eliminate the fender.

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    LIFE IS GOOD! Array HarveyB's Avatar
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    a sharp rasor knife works good too

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    Moderator Array flowrider's Avatar
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    hacksaw. didn't even take it off the bike. Drew a line with a ruler and cut. you dont see the cut line anyhow since it's behind the plate.

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    Moderator Array TeeTee's Avatar
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    A hacksaw or a woodworking coping saw work great. Just line it it with a pencil first to be sure of what you want removed and then go at it with either. The coping saw works best for curved cuts and the basic metal hacksaw works well with straight cuts. Some 120, then 240 then 320 then 400 then 600 sandpaper treatment will smooth and polish the cuts. Use the 320 through 600 wet or dry paper with some water and detergent for the best finish.

    Here's how mine came out with an hour of layout, cutting and polishing and a further hour to make and install the mini stalk signal you see here.

    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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    Cut mine of with and angle grinder with stone cutting blade......it cut super clean and pretty much melted the plastic perfectly (no sanding)! Be sure to wear a shirt when doing this technique.....my dumbass didnt and i got a spray of melted plastic across the chest...lol!

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    ??????? Array Defaulthonda's Avatar
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    Fuelled by rice Array racerboy88's Avatar
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    started with an exacto knife then finished it off with a grinder to smooth it out
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    Registered User Array zx6rkid's Avatar
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    i used a saw slipped and cut my hand off

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    Eh Muh Gawd Becky!! Array Purplekawi's Avatar
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    got a Gixxer. it just unbolts!! a Dremel works good for cutting the plastic. they generally tend to travel with different bits so smoothing things out afterwards is easy too.
    That that doesn't kill us forces us to live with a busted up bike!!

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