Tail Tidy & Fender Eliminator T100 Efi - Advice Please?

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  1. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

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    Good evening, Hopefully you can help please? Looking to install a tail tidy / fender eliminator on my T100 EFI.... Any tips, tricks or opinions?
    - Have been gifted Motone LED indicators, front brackets, Motone Lucas Tail/Light/Turn Signal number plate bracket and Lucas style rear stop light. What is recommendation for fitting? Do I need a fender eliminator kit to fit? May look a bit weird with stock mudguard, etc.... Have seen an R&G Tail Tidy/Fender kit wondered if would be compatible? Many thanks Andy
     
  2. crispey

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    Look at squaredeals.co.uk. You might need some cable extenders for tail light and indicators, a little electrical thingymajiggamy to regulate the flash rate of the indicators.
    If you go the tail tidy route there’s one that used the same led tail light and I think that comes with a plug and play harness.
     
  3. steve lovatt

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    I got the TEC Bikeparts tail tidy for my bonneville. It comes with LED rear light and plug and play wiring harness, and includes mounting for indicators and number plate bracket. Easy to fit - comes with instructions and all the fittings needed.
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  4. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

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    Looks really great 0-) Does it keep all muck off the electrics if ride through winter? As there are add-ons that tidy up/replace the stock lights and indicators whilst retaining the mud guard? cheers Andy
     
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  6. andyb3456

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    Morning Crispey, Great shout and checked out square-deals.co.uk ....Many thanks and kind regards Andy
     
  7. steve lovatt

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    The electrics end up under the seat so are protected by the tidy itself. Had my seat off yesterday and all looks clean. Can't say the same for the back of your jacket though! :cool:
     
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  8. Yorkshireman

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    Agree, it’s more than just cosmetic that the number plate ends up where it is on the original, acts like a kind of mudflap for the spray off the back wheel.
     
  9. Essexboy

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    I just made a replacement mudguard using half an old trailer mudguard that was lurking in my shed, I cut it down to what seemed like the right length then drilled into the sides to fit the indicators and used a replica old Lucas tail light. There are various aftermarket mudguards available for cutting down that are generally fairly cheap.

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  10. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

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    Great ideas, and thank you for input, all the best Andy
     
  11. Samuel F

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    Steve, the licence plate reflector is needed for MOT isn't it ?
    Did you buy yours on Square deals ?
     
  12. Rocker

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    Use a rear light with one built in for the cleaner look:) you don't need two:cool:
     
  13. Samuel F

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    I don't think the motone one does. Which is what I have just installed with my tail tidy.
     
  14. crispey

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    #14 crispey, Jan 28, 2019
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    It has to be central now, if you have space on the bottom of your plate the little stick on circular ones are available on most bike, accessories shops. I got one of these and bolted a rectangular reflector to it
     
  15. Samuel F

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    Link doesn't work, but I think I know what you meant. I was told the reflect was needed and to be central for MOT indeed.
     
  16. Samuel F

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    Interesting, The MOT manual section 4.8 indicates that

    "Motorcycles must have one red reflector aligned to the longitudinal centre line and positioned to reflect squarely to the rear."

    but does not list the alignment of such reflector as a fail. Only if gets loose or possibly lost, or if it's damaged.

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    My CX500 passed the MOT under the new rules with an off - centre stick on reflector, put on by the tester himself. To be fair, the bonneville passed last year without one at all but he did say i should put one on. :cool:
     
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  19. Samuel F

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    any mot centres recommended in Glasgow, anyone ?
     
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