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Just purchased the carbon tail kit from Guido at Shift-Tech. I have a 1999 Monster M900S. I disassembled the bike down as described in the instructions. Once I had it down, I noticed the rear subframe section on my model is different than the one pictured in the installation instructions. After looking carefully, it seems as though this kit may not fit my bike. Has anyone else had any problems with installing this tail kit? My seat latch cable runs through the right rear section of the subframe, curves back forward, then runs up through the left rear section of the subframe. Before I cut anything I called Guido and he directed me here to see if anyone else on the site has ran into this with this model. Help me out if you can. I appreciate any input. Sitting at computer waiting for reply.......
 

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I can take pictures and post if anyone needs to see what I'm talking about.....
 

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some of the newer ones had a different latch all together and did not have to have the cable routed thru the frame ends. I don't know which tail kit you're referring to, but some folks just do away with the key lock and put a simple short cable pull in to unlock the latch.
post some pics of the kit. MM
 

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Ciao,

this tail are made for monster from 2000 to now

your 99 Monster need a tail like this



If you don´t want to change the tail order the other one

Let me know if you need help

Chris
 

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Chris -- Thanks for the reply. Yes I need help. Please clarify what you mean by changing the tail.
 

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I have no problem with cutting the rear of the subframe. The instructions stated to cut 85mm off the end of the frame. Before I did so, I looked carefully to see if everything would line up. It looks like it will not.
 

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I'll take pics and post soon...
 

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Here is the rear subframe area. I've removed the tail section, tail light, and turn signals. Notice how the seat latch cable is located in the frame members.
 

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The instructions state to cut 85mm off the end of the subframe. As you can see in this picture, 85mm would cut too much away.
 

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Next I held the lower section of the tail kit beside the frame to verify fitment. If I line up two holes in the carbon piece with the holes in the subframe as shown, notice how far forward the front holes would be in relation to the seat latch mounting holes.
 

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Ok everyone. Now you can see what's going on. Anyone have any ideas of what this fitment issue is? Thanks for the help!
 

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the two holes by your thumb, can those holes line up to the bracket on your frame? maybe the two front holes on your plate bracket doesn't get used? personally, I wouldn't use the plate bracket. I would just use the tail and make two small L brackets for the plate.
 

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Yes the two holes by my thumb line up with the two holes that would be left in the beer tray after cutting. The problem is if I attach the tag holder using those holes, the four threaded rivots that hold the tail piece to the tag holder would be too far forward. Two reasons I want to use the tag holder are it mounts the tag light and it serves as a splash/debris guard.
 

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you might just have to drill new holes wherever you want the tag holder to sit. sorry, it's hard helping without actually seeing it for myself.
 
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