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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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British Customs Pan Light on a Bobber

I got tired of waiting for it to come out, so I followed another members idea with purchasing the Pan Light for a street twin and making it fit on the bobber. It took a bit of cutting and drilling, but is by far my favorite tail solution for this bike. All of the pieces that were cut or drilled would be covered by the stock light if I put it back on.

Big thanks to Sean at British Customs for the long email chain back and forth last week before I ordered it.

Also done this weekend was moto gadget bar end signals from A and J Cycles. Will also be installing the X Arc for the rear by the airbox next.
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I like this a lot. I'm firmly in the group that thinks license plates should be central on a bike.
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Looks real good simple clean.

I want to do this on the short fender and I want it to follow the curves of the fender.

I think Iíll simply order the light and figure something out.
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Looks great! I am surprised how long it’s taking them to get out the official version.
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Very nice and clean!
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I like it a lot... great job! It would have been my choice if I hadn't went the side-plate route.

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Love this setup! If someone made something like this for the short fender, I'd probably be rolling with it instead of the side plate.
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Love this setup! If someone made something like this for the short fender, I'd probably be rolling with it instead of the side plate.
Well Ysoslo, Iíve been thinking for the longest time( a month or so ) how this could also work. Before I bought the bobber I almost pulled the trigger on a sporster and this attached was the inspiration for a build. The end of the rear fender of this 1200 although unlike the bobber short fender is kind of similar in that it cuts short and at that point is parallel with the road just like the bobbers short fender.

I kind of envisioned putting the plate on the bobber at a similar angle resting on the supplied plastic capping provided with the bobber fender used to hide wiring and installing turn signals, make sense?

Also i was thinking, if i could angle the license plate more and have it extend slightly past the bobber short fender i may even install the rear brake light as in the British Custom one just peeking over the plate.

Not sure if Iím being clear but I have something like this in mind.

Just an excuse to work my brain on a wintery night!

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Well Ysoslo, Iíve been thinking for the longest time( a month or so ) how this could also work. Before I bought the bobber I almost pulled the trigger on a sporster and this attached was the inspiration for a build. The end of the rear fender of this 1200 although unlike the bobber short fender is kind of similar in that it cuts short and at that point is parallel with the road just like the bobbers short fender.

I kind of envisioned putting the plate on the bobber at a similar angle resting on the supplied plastic capping provided with the bobber fender used to hide wiring and installing turn signals, make sense?

Also i was thinking, if i could angle the license plate more and have it extend slightly past the bobber short fender i may even install the rear brake light as in the British Custom one just peeking over the plate.

Not sure if Iím being clear but I have something like this in mind.

Just an excuse to work my brain on a wintery night!

Yes, I have actually been wondering the same thing -- is it possible to mount the license plate centered on basically a half fender? Or would LE get you for it not be readable enough. (In the US, rules for plate mounting varies greatly depending on state, and enforcement of existing rules seems to be very unpredictable. So in MD, where I am, verticle side plates are illegal, unlike many other states, and when I ask around some guys say they do it without ever getting a ticket, and others say they've gotten several. So hard to predict...)
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As our licence plate is quite big, this is my solution ..

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