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 K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate

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Rick9000
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PostSubject: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:20 pm

Repositioned my number plate today after reading other posts.. Removed the number plate bracket and moved the plate down between the indicators. Two small holes were left where I removed the bracket. I covered this with a reflector.. Wired in a small number plate light and it all looks tidier.
I was also in two minds about using a tyre pen to highlight some lettering on the tyres. I think it looks quite good. I know a few others were thinking about it so you can see what you think. Couple of pictures attached.

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PostSubject: repositioned plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:30 pm

O now that looks so bloody good  lgd  nice one Ricky. Looks so much better in that position than the higher up position your year and earlier years had it in   Good job on the tyre as well  
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:49 pm

Nice job Ricky  :good i:  
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:18 pm

That looks so much better there, I will do this modification myself. I can see the new plate light would not be to difficult to put in but what about the old white light area. Could some red tail light repair tape be cut and placed there to cover that area?

Here is a link to what I mean
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Lens-Repair-Kit-Head-Lamp-Stop-Tail-Light-Red-Amber-Clear-Indicator-Cracked-/171202976327?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=470322184246&hash=item27dc7e1a47
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Ken1964 wrote:
 but what about the old white light area. Could some red tail light repair tape be cut and placed there to cover that area?

I can't see why that wouldn't work Ken  :good i:
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Rick9000
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:17 pm

Ken, I have had the exact same thought about the tape. The whole mod cost less than a tenner and looks a lot better..
Thanks for the positive comments guys  
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:21 pm

Good idea matey, or you could leave the white light facing up an risk aeroplanes thinking you are the first white light marker at the start of the runway they are looking for  hyst
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:59 pm

Good mod Ricky,another mod for you now is to get the chrome indicator bulbs to replace the orange ones,they flash orange and would set the bike off better.(only my opinion)
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm

Aw I like the sound of them. Where do you get them from.  
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:28 am

CHROME SILVER AMBER FRONT INDICATOR BULBS 581 BAU15S PY21W TURN SIGNAL PINS 12V

Here you go ebay,there are loads to choose from.Just check the pins to make sure they are compatable.
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:07 am

Plate looks so much better underneath rather than acting as a wind 'chute.  Reflector to cover the existing holes is inspired - I just used a couple of stainless dome heads when I did that to mine      Good job sir
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:02 pm

Nice one Ricky ! .... as said above - your mod really has tidied up the 'stock' look  lgd
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PostSubject: Re: K8 VL800 - Repositioned Number plate   Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:41 pm

Looks much better there Ricky, nasty where it was.   
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