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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:12 PM
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Here's a series of pictures on how I modified my rear fender.

The plan is to remove the reflector and relocate the license plate bracket up to where the reflector was.







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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:18 PM
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I removed the reflector and had to drill one hole on the left to accept the license plate bracket.
Here's a picture after drilling the hole on the upper left.

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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:33 PM
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With the fender still attached to the bike, I carefully cut off the unsightly mass using a dremel tool.
You could also use a roto-zip tool, a die grinder, or a hacksaw, but with a hacksaw you would have to remove the rear fender first.

I filed the edges smooth and ended up with this:


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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:35 PM
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Here's a side view after cutting


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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:40 PM
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I flipped the license plate bracket upside down to maintain the proper angle, and re-attached it to where the reflector used to be.


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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:42 PM
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Here's the finished product


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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:43 PM
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lol, I just cut off my fender like that... i havent re-attatched my plate yet cause its still away, but I never thought of flipping the bracket to maintain the angle.. i'll have to do that.

thanx a lot
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Posted: Feb 17 2004, 10:46 PM
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Glad to be of help! smile2.gif
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Posted: Feb 18 2004, 12:11 AM
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QUOTE (tsunami @ Feb 17 2004, 10:46 PM)
Glad to be of help! smile2.gif

I guess that's one way to do it. I always just hacked it all off smooth, and made two angle brackets, and mount it right to the bottom screws that hold the tail sides on. They are just about the perfect width apart.

Tucks the plate up and in there a bit more too...

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Posted: Feb 18 2004, 06:49 PM
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Glad to be of help! smile2.gif

I guess that's one way to do it. I always just hacked it all off smooth, and made two angle brackets, and mount it right to the bottom screws that hold the tail sides on. They are just about the perfect width apart.

Tucks the plate up and in there a bit more too...

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I'll have to check that out. The higher the plate the better. But does the light still illuminate the plate? And can you do it without taking the fender off? I'm lazy. cool2.gif
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Glad to be of help! smile2.gif

I guess that's one way to do it. I always just hacked it all off smooth, and made two angle brackets, and mount it right to the bottom screws that hold the tail sides on. They are just about the perfect width apart.

Tucks the plate up and in there a bit more too...

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I'll have to check that out. The higher the plate the better. But does the light still illuminate the plate? And can you do it without taking the fender off? I'm lazy. cool2.gif

Yeah, well enough. Actually, now I know why the light cover has holes in it. The previous owner must have mounted it that way to it, instead of where ther reflector was. It had no rear inner fender when I got it. I used the one off my 94 which was already cut. Originally I had done it without taking it out, but it wasn't the cleanest job ever. With a dremel, you could pretty easily, but at the time, I didn't have one.

When I took it out to move it to the other bike, I recut it a lot smoother and more in line with the tail.

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Posted: Feb 18 2004, 11:24 PM
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My dumb ass took off the WHOLE ENTIRE under body fender to cut it with a hack saw... that was before i knew anything about bikes or this fourm... well anyway i'm going to go check out my bike now and see if i flipped the bracket or not, Mine looks pretty good, i had to use some sand paper to even it out but now it looks really nice! NEXT MOD muzzy exhaust wink.gif hehehe..
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Posted: Feb 19 2004, 01:11 AM
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You know, if you remove the fender, you're not going to know what it looks like till you put it back on. And if you don't like it, you take it back off and cut again. The dremel has its advantages.
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Posted: Feb 20 2004, 04:49 PM
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Looks good. gonna borrow my buddies dremmel
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Posted: Feb 20 2004, 05:34 PM
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Dude, let us know how it turns out.
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Posted: Mar 16 2004, 11:19 PM
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i like that
once the bike can come out and its warmer, im gonna do that

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Posted: Mar 17 2004, 12:17 AM
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I followed the instructions above using a dremel and I'm really happy with how it ended up. I taped the line I wanted to cut first to keep both sides even and straight.

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Posted: Mar 17 2004, 02:59 PM
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has anyone else considered mounting the removed reflector on the plactic pieve above the plate and below the brake light?

i mean once the rest is chopped off
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Posted: Mar 17 2004, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (michiganarft @ Mar 17 2004, 12:17 AM)
I followed the instructions above using a dremel and I'm really happy with how it ended up.  I taped the line I wanted to cut first to keep both sides even and straight.

Using the tape as a guide is a good idea. I took my chances and used the fairings as a guide. I didn't want any part of that fender showing. I just kept what I felt was needed to support the license plate.
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Posted: Mar 17 2004, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Mainous @ Mar 17 2004, 02:59 PM)
has anyone else considered mounting the removed reflector on the plactic pieve above the plate and below the brake light?

i mean once the rest is chopped off

Looks like the reflector would fit on the license plate light cover, but the reflector is flat and the light cover is curved.
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Posted: Mar 18 2004, 01:39 AM
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Adding the reflector back on is kinda unnecesary isn't it??, the light is just above that....

I kept what I thought would keep the license plate mount from snapping off. I took the whole rear fender off. It was 4 bolts with all the other pieces off during repainting.... made everything that much easier.
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Posted: Mar 21 2004, 06:14 PM
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Tsunami, where did you get the "ZZR" stickers from? I've been looking for them but I can't seem to find them. Thanks.
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Posted: Mar 21 2004, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (dudnone4 @ Mar 21 2004, 06:14 PM)
Tsunami, where did you get the "ZZR" stickers from?  I've been looking for them but I can't seem to find them. Thanks.

These stickers come stock on the 2003s and up. Mines a 2003 ZZR 600. They changed the name on the US models in 2003. From what I understand, the foreign version of the ZX6E Ninjas have been called ZZRs for quite some time now.

The 600 sticker is mounted towards the bottom of the lower fairing.

I'm sure the dealer can get them for you.

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Posted: Mar 21 2004, 10:27 PM
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Posted: Mar 21 2004, 11:55 PM
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Thanks, I didn't know that....I guess I can go order stock 03 sticker kit.
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Posted: Mar 23 2004, 11:46 AM
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Actually, didn't they call it a zzr as early as 2001?

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Posted: Mar 23 2004, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE (Troll @ Mar 23 2004, 11:46 AM)
Actually, didn't they call it a zzr as early as 2001?

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No.

2003 was the 1st year for the U.S. models.

I believe BigDaddyJ has a 2002 ZX-6 Ninja.
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Posted: Mar 24 2004, 02:26 AM
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Yes. I have also 2002 ZX-6E.
2003 - is ZZR year.
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Posted: Mar 24 2004, 09:07 AM
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Yep, '02 was the last year the US model was called a ZX6-E.
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hehe I'm so observant, I run the damned site and I don't even know. hehe thanks guys.

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