Featured Triumph Tail Tidy

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  1. Rkt120

    Rkt120 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to get a tail tidy and found the man cave had done a YouTube video on how to modify the triumph rear fender so I managed to pick one up on eBay for a reasonable price and went to town on it. This is the outcome I need a new number plate as I had to move the screws, and definitely need new indicators so any recommendations will be great.
    I also blanked my number plates on the picture because I know how it can be annoying

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  2. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    that's a big no plate
     
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  3. Rkt120

    Rkt120 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
    it’s the one that came with the bike what size is yours?
     
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  4. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member
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    It is UK legal specification which is very strict with regard plate size and letter positioning. Unfortunately that is what we are forced to have, or risk a fine :(
     
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  5. Wassers

    Wassers Active Member

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    Looks a lot neater - great job!
     
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  6. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    You can go a little bit smaller on the UK plate, but still be legal. I did the Man Cave Street Twin 'DIY' tail tidy on my Street Twin, he went for a display plate, that looks great but isn't legal. Whilst I know most get away with a slightly smaller than legal plate, I went with a legal plate from JDM as this seemed about the narrowest of the companies that make legal plates as small as possible. It would have been narrower still if there was a '1'. I still need to move the indicators out a little and found TEC sell a little spacer that I could use with a little tweak.
     
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  7. Rkt120

    Rkt120 Well-Known Member

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    The man caves videos are really helpful, I will have to have a look at jdm, as I do want the smallest but legal plate, I have a 1 on my plate so I might be able to get it slightly smaller, I’m not sure what indicators to go for I just keep looking and can’t decide :joy: and notso your bike is lovely looks really nice
     
  8. MadMrB

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  9. Rkt120

    Rkt120 Well-Known Member

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  10. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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  11. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    Half the size of your plate only one plate on the rear Change to no front plate in the 70tes to many riders getting cut up in accidents
     
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  12. Sandi T.

    Sandi T. It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    You can almost just consider those plates to be a fender as they appear large enough to function that way! ;):joy:
     
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