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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:57 pm 
here's my little mod for those who want to stay their zoomer legal,
but can't stand that light building.

here's an image how it looks stock :?

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and how it looks hundred times better when simply
removing the cover : :D

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but it looks a little bit selfmade and maybe doesn't like rain.
so i decided to cut off the unneeded parts of that cover to
get a cleaner look.

1.
take off the cover (only one screw)
2.
take a pencil and draw a line at a side,
beginning at the bottom, right outside of the rounding.
and draw a straight line parallel to the upper side of the
cover.
3.
repeat for the other side.
4.
take a sheet metal shear and cut along the lines.
5.
round every new edges like they were on the stock part.
6.
sand it so does it look like made from a honda technician
7.
fix the cover again and have fun 8)



and here is how it will look like :

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:50 pm 
That looks good! I'm gonna have to try that this weekend :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:52 am 
Looks sharp. I hadn't even thought of that. I've been wanting to cut the lil black tubes connected to the turn signals. I want them to be as close as possible to the main light housing. I just don't want to screw it up.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:09 am 
perhaps it's easier to buy new turn signals.
our motorbike shops here have unlimited cheap turn signals
in all shapes. short, mini, round, LED, white glass, chrome
carbon fiber .... they start from 7 euros each.
but modding the stock parts is way cooler. :D

i'm not sure of relocating the front turn signals.
it's illegal here, we have laws for every detail in germany.
(there has to be at least 100mm between mainlight and
turn signal)
maybe i need another pair of the wider rear turn signals
for my front ....
and i don't want to attract to much attention to the race
management centre that they start searching for other
problems and find my malossi vario.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:14 am 
Check this out. I relo'd mine. Here in Arkansas, USA they don't have any laws for 50cc and less vehicles. See the "tube" I'm talking about b/t the signal and the headlights. It's the same at the rear too. That's what I want to cut down to be about 1/4" long. I think it would look way cool. I wonder if the rear light bracket could be cut so that it wouldn't be so tall...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:21 am 
yes, someone at ruckus central cut his taillight bracket.
you'll find it under stock modifications.
i asked for images but still there aren't any.

he did it very short so he had to relocate the rear turn
signals.

here it is ...
taillight bracket

hey, i like your grips, never seen these before.

and yes, we here in germany have laws for everything :wink:
and to be able to cover all things and situations, they don't write
only what's illegal - they write all few things that are allowed :lol:
believe me, that's very efficient. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:10 am 
Cool, thanks. I dig the grips too. They are $7 foam ATV grips. They were about 1/2" too long when I bought them so I took a razorblade and cut off the excess. I thought it turned out pretty well. I like the way the shortened taillight looks but I don't want to relo' my signals. I'll probably do the plastic cutting option. I like your rear fender too! I've been wanting to reshape mine for a while. I've just been lazy...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:27 pm 
Nice Idea! I used the stock tail light cover on my mod, I shortened it and moved the signals to the sides of the frame:

Pics:

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d929b3127ccec4c4a9b07df400000050O31EYsWbFyyZA9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D3/rx%3D480/ry%3D320/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d929b3127ccec4c555e1dca700000060O31EYsWbFyyZA9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D3/rx%3D480/ry%3D320/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d929b3127ccec4c456273d8400000050O01EYsWbFyyZA9vPgQ/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D480/ry%3D320/

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