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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-21-2016, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Reflector Removal

So I recently smoked my tail lights and turn signals with VHT Nightshades, and it made me hate my rear reflector even more than I already did. Has anyone removed this? It seems like a pretty big pain, just wondering if anyone had some suggestions?
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it really isn't that difficult. put you bike on a lift and jack it up enough to allow the shocks to fully extend. that'll give you some room to reach between the tire and the bolts holding the taillight bar on.

if your arms are bigger than mine, you might have to remove one bolt from each shock to give more room, but still you're looking at 30-45 mins to do this.

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What he said ^
I had to almost remove the rear wheel. It was pretty tight to get my arms in there too. Not much room to get good leverage on a ratchet.


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Okay, thanks. I'll have to find someone with a lift so I can take the shock bolt off
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I removed it after my first rear tire change.
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You may want to change to a curved license plate bracket at the same time. IMO one of the best cosmetic upgrades you can do.
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I've read a few posts about the curved license plate holder I'll have to look into that, thanks.


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I was able to lay down get my hand up in there with a 1/4" drive ratchet... the right angle is key. took about 30 minutes total.

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Mine came off easily with a box wrench. Once you break it loose it comes off in a jiffy with your fingers.

+ 1 on the curved license plate bracket too.
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I did the curved frame after the fact, and was able to get my hand between the fender and tire without using a lift.
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