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Ok, so I finally chopped my tail. It took so long because I just didn't like the way most tail chops 1: left the tail light hanging out and 2: left the frame "unresolved". So here's what I came up with:






I also fabricated the "tabs" for the turn signals long enough to cover up a hole under the seat. Don't know if I'll leave it silver or paint it back - for now I like admiring my handywork! ;)




The steel bar was attached using bar end weight screws and rubber bushings. I went with steel because of workability and paintability. It's still lighter than the bit I wacked off - not that this mod was to save weight anyway. I matched the dark frame color by using 2 paints: a satin black base with a light mist of charcol grey metalic - real close match.




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Very nice work!!!!.. Hope you don't mind I may have to do something like that as well.
 
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very sweet looking. Probably one of the best i've seen yet. Personally I still like my duck tail so i'm not brave enough to go hacking.
 

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Very nice tail chop. Definately go with the black paint on the turn signal tabs. That will highlight your turn signals and add that finishing touch. ;)
 
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Thanks guys. MikeD5172 - I think your right, definetly go with black on the tabs.

So, besides putting the Sils back on and fixing the BIG dent in the tank I think I'm done with the mods . . . ::)

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Jim, you caved!

I'll stick with the stock tail for now. Yours has a nice finished look to it. Paint the turn signal brackets, it will make your signals blend in more.
 

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Jim:
Very nice tail chop. I like what you did. I've gotta my two cents & say "paint it black" as well.
 

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i had something similar and witht the seat cover on it hit the turnsignals so i took it off and redid it with another bracket but it does look good ........ now just short those pipes
 
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