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I really like the look of Eisen's rear end from Bike brothers :laugh::grin2:

https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/forum/129-appearance-modifications/6385-bikebrothers-short-rear-fender-kit-boosterplug-draggers.html#post63545

Unfortunately, Roughly US $900 including lights and shipping is just too much. I wonder about just ordering the Triumph one, or another brand.

Additionally, I dislike the side plate idea. I'm wondering about the feasibility of using the license plate kit from New Rage Cycles in pictures 3,4 and 5 here:

Triumph Bobber Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit

The NRC option mounts the plate on the back of the fender. I'd keep this, but instead of the light bar, use the Rizoma Club S taillight/indicators, like Eisen's build. - Ideally with a short fender... Basically, the BB style, but with the NRC plate? Any ideas? Wonder if NRC would modify their kit and wiring harness to use the Rizoma lights on the fender strut?
 

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Oat, thanks for the compliment.
I no longer use a side mounted plate and now use a single sided, illuminated (road legal) plate holder from MOSKIS.
 

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Oat, thanks for the compliment.
Yeah man, that looks really slick!
I no longer use a side-mounted plate and now use a single-sided, illuminated (road legal) plate holder from MOSKIS.
Hmm. Interesting. Gosh, I hate license plates! I wish there were a way to mount it behind my seat...
 

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There's something similar on A&J Cycles The kit doesn't look bad at $319, but tack on another $400 for an UNPAINTED fender? That's too rich. Wonder if that kit might work with the Triumph short fender offering?
 

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I’ve done basically this. I have the NRC license plate, got the outpost license plate light bracket and mounted Rizoma club lights to them. Next thing I’m doing is adding a bates style tail light to it, just need to get home and find half a day to put it on. I’ll post a picture if I can.
 

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Here is the mid install photo. I actually don’t have a good one with it complete but as soon as I toss the tail light on as well I’ll snap a couple.
Yes, PLEASE do! Also, link to any other parts you're using? I don't see how the NRC and outpost bracket - and Rizoma lights - go together.
This is very close if not exactly what I want to do. Are you going to use the stock fender? The shorty? Or an aftermarket? What are you doing for the wiring? I would want to keep the NRC style plate light, not the big one offered with the Outpost rig.
 

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I installed the NRC kit and multifunction X-Arcs. I would have liked a short fender but dislike side plates and you can’t mount a plate on a short fender while still being visible. If I got rid of my fender altogether I’d do the Moskis.
That looks Badass! Are those lights better/brighter than the Rizo's? And, how did you mount them - Were you drilling holes? I'd like to be able to return to stock if I sell.
 

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Rogan.Mcgillis and Kilyung - Looks like you're in Colorado as well - what parts? I'm in Aurora/Denver.

*Edit* Kilyung - That pic looks like L.A., which is where I'm from. Moved here 6 years ago :(

Where did you get your bikes? Any chance I could come look at your tail assemblies?

Thanks to both for your input. Looks like you'll both save me many hundreds of dollars, and get me a lot closer to what I want.
 

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I bought my bike from Douglas Triumph in San Bernardino as the CO dealers weren’t willing to deal. Sadly I live in Denver but work in LA so I keep the bike in LA (I have a Ducati in Denver which is better for the mountain roads).

I got the X-Arcs because they’re reputedly the brightest multifunctional lights on the market. So far, I have yet to see brighter. However they are fussy to install and I’ve heard they break. Rizoma is probably better quality. I’m on my 2nd set but warranty was simple and Highspeedtech was easy to work with. If these break after warranty then I may switch to Rizoma. For now I’m happy.

No drilling was necessary and I can restore to original in an afternoon. You’ll need to make your own wiring harness or cut up the original. I just made my own. I mounted them on some Motone relocation brackets to raise them up for better visibility.
 

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Those outpost brackets just mount using the license plate bolt holes. As for hightechspeed, they claim to have resolved the issue with the new lights and new triumphs. Just received our first batch so hoping for the best. There really is nothing on the market nearly as bright.
 

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X2 on the LAME dealers in Denver. Tried to work with both, but after a wasted day each, neither would come off retail.
Went to Rice's in South Dakota, got it for$2,500 less, with V&H added, and a Flat black tank they had in stock included. I dont want to darken the doorstep of either Denver dealer again. Dont know what Ill do at 10k service interval.

Anyway, your setup looks perfect. I'll probably ape it exactly.

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Your wiring looks really nice.
Did you buy a plug, etc. and make your own wiring harness and/or adapters? Im pretty handy with a soldering iron. But what did you order to make your wiring?

Did NRC sell you just the plate, or did you have to buy their LED taillight for under the seat as well?
Does Motone make different length brackets? I might want my lights a bit higher off the frame.
 

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Those outpost brackets just mount using the license plate boltholes.
Cool. Do they have the LED light available like the NRC bracket?

hightechspeed, they claim to have resolved the issue with the new lights and new triumphs. Just received our first batch so hoping for the best. There really is nothing on the market nearly as bright.
Awesome, I'll check out your site and try to order from you.
 

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I bought mine at Erico, it was ok, I didn’t ask them to lower the price though so it was pretty easy. I did my 500 mile service and a few upgrades there, wasn’t all that impressed, they were ok though I guess. I’m going to try Imperial for some performance parts install and Dyno tuning, we’ll see how they do.

I live right near downtown and work downtown so if you ever want to check out anything just shoot me a note. I’ve got a number of things planned for the bike still and will continue to take some pictures. I’ve spent more time than a sane person probably should looking at all the options available out there.
 

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Dont know what Ill do at 10k service interval.

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Your wiring looks really nice.
Did you buy a plug, etc. and make your own wiring harness and/or adapters? Im pretty handy with a soldering iron. But what did you order to make your wiring?

Did NRC sell you just the plate, or did you have to buy their LED taillight for under the seat as well?
Does Motone make different length brackets? I might want my lights a bit higher off the frame.
I’d order DealerTool and just do all the maintenance yourself. Pretty basic stuff.

I bought these connectors, 22AWG wires, and associated pins to make my own harness: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/08R-JWPF-VSLE-D/455-1150-ND/608592?utm_medium=email&utm_source=oce&utm_campaign=2496_OCE19RT&utm_content=productdetail_US&utm_cid=859852&so=58835615&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpFMVlUSXhNREF6TldOaiIsInQiOiJ2bWsyMmJCdTFGeVZJNkVwalNWN2xxWm9XSDlEdGwzeGZRUXhzaVQ2XC9zVjFyZjczMzI1eVp1UWJ4eHo0WWVIWUVqMHhOaWpUTXBBb09nS0k3RkptUjVBXC95YnlZamM5dytWMUxuVTQrQlNlVWFjU1hlcWkxQUEzcUpkWnBETUJlIn0=

The other ends were soldered and covered in a braided sleeve + shrink tubing. It’s time consuming but a much cleaner install.

AJCycle sells just the NRC plate without the underseat light kit. You can use pretty much any relocation bars for the multifunction lights - I just used Motone since AJCycle was shipping me a bunch of stuff. Height wise, my rear lights are very nondescript but light up the rear nicely.
 

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I’d order DealerTool and just do all the maintenance yourself. Pretty basic stuff.
I have Dealertool. Haven't looked into what all is involved, but I've never had my truck in the shop in 20 years, so I'll probably end up doing all the maintenance here, too.
So pins, not barrels for the connectors? Just those two plugs will replace what's in there now?
You can use pretty much any relocation bars for the multifunction lights
Do I see marks on your brackets? Did you have to bend them a bit to clear the frame, which overlaps those bolts just a bit?
 

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So pins, not barrels for the connectors? Just those two plugs will replace what's in there now?Do I see marks on your brackets? Did you have to bend them a bit to clear the frame, which overlaps those bolts just a bit?
Yes, I went with OEM style pin connector. The marks on the brackets are just Motone logos.
 

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I actually have a set of these Motone rear light relocation brackets you can have if you want to go that route. I bought them thinking I was going to put the lights there and I think I’ve changed my mind again. I tend to do that quite often.
 

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I actually have a set of these Motone rear light relocation brackets you can have if you want to go that route. I bought them thinking I was going to put the lights there and I think I’ve changed my mind again. I tend to do that quite often.
Yeah, I saw your mount on the license plate. Definitely more visible. But I think Im gonna do the frame mount.

Seriously? Sure I'd like them! Thank you! Where are you in Denver? I can also PayPal you for shipping if you'd loke to go that route. My schedule is nuts.
 
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