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This is a discussion on My Home Made Tail Tidy & Signal Install - XSR900 within the XSR900 Builds forums, part of the Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer Forum category; Thanks for all the compliments, you guys. As much as I appreciate the requests to make more, I just don't have the time or equipment ...

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    Thanks for all the compliments, you guys. As much as I appreciate the requests to make more, I just don't have the time or equipment to produce multiple pieces efficiently. Heck, it only took me what, 6 weeks to build one for my own bike? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto26 View Post
    Thanks for all the compliments, you guys. As much as I appreciate the requests to make more, I just don't have the time or equipment to produce multiple pieces efficiently. Heck, it only took me what, 6 weeks to build one for my own bike? LOL
    That's a shame, it looks great and functional
    I like yours way better than how mine turned out specially the blinker placement, let us know if you happen to change your mind because I'm mechanically inclined but not so much in crafting

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    Very nice and I'm with you I really dig the tail light. It makes the bike different and that's what I like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto26 View Post
    Thanks for all the compliments, you guys. As much as I appreciate the requests to make more, I just don't have the time or equipment to produce multiple pieces efficiently. Heck, it only took me what, 6 weeks to build one for my own bike? LOL
    I'll wait six weeks for the next one. ... I think I'm going to try to start working on my own tidy tail, but I really want a rear tire hugger.


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    Hey, I wonder if this could be cut from a single Alu sheet, instead of steel, including the welded light tabs, so you wouldn't have to weld anything, just bend the sheet into shape and drill. I might be able to do that.


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    Perfection! I also love the rear light! Out of all the tail tidies - aftermarket or DIY - this is my favourite. Amazing how much smaller rear indicators add to the broad shoulders the bike already has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slate XSR8 View Post

    Hey, I wonder if this could be cut from a single Alu sheet, instead of steel, including the welded light tabs, so you wouldn't have to weld anything, just bend the sheet into shape and drill. I might be able to do that.


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    You could definitely cut everything in one piece and bend into shape. As I was making the bracket, I hadn't yet decided where I wanted to mount my signals, so I had to weld them on after the fact. If I were to do it over, I would make it all one piece.

    As for steel vs. aluminum, there's a bit of stress placed on the upper fold from the weight of the license plate as the bike rides over bumps throughout its life. My concern was that over time an aluminum bracket could fatigue and crack right there. I have no engineering to back that up, just a gut feeling...
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    This thread was the inspiration for me to get going on replacing my signals and tidying up that tail. Thanks for making it so easy to see everything I needed to make this plug n play
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    I think this will be my inspiration too. Just need time.


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    Great job on this bracket. I intend to make up something similar but I will be leaving the factory mounted indicators as is. I'm also going to allow some room for a slim aftermarket tail light in case I ever feel the need to change it. I'm a fan of the aluminium mudguard but I don't wanna end up with a big hole in it from removing the stock lamp. All I can need now is the actual bike....

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