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Offline The_Boats

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« on: January 17, 2017, 05:27:09 pm »
With the 690 being tough on indicators and even the number plate (don't ask ...), who has fitted a tail tidy like the one supplied by R&G Racing?  It seems rather expensive to get that here - so maybe build one?
 

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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 06:00:57 pm »
I did this to mine!



Basically 2 pieces of metal connecting the license plate to the tail piece and two flush mount LED indicators.
I don't have a rear view. Hopefully you get the idea.

This has been holding up for the last 2 years and going strong!
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 06:08:11 pm »
With the 690 being tough on indicators and even the number plate (don't ask ...), who has fitted a tail tidy like the one supplied by R&G Racing? It seems rather expensive to get that here - so maybe build one?

I ordered one for my GT.

And I can tell you, its decent!!! Worth the money!!

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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 06:37:39 pm »
I just mounted my plate directly below the brake light the angle is steeper than what's legal but it's still easily readable (and doesn't save you from camera traps >:( ) I have been stopped a few times and the cops don't seem too bothered
 

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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 07:06:52 pm »
I just mounted my plate directly below the brake light the angle is steeper than what's legal but it's still easily readable (and doesn't save you from camera traps >:( ) I have been stopped a few times and the cops don't seem too bothered

This ^

Anything else will break off eventually... trust me i know. Also don't drill too big a hole in the plastic to mount the LED indicators as this become very susceptible to breaking at that point. I used a small self-taping screw into the indicator which seems to make sure they don't fall off - these are the longest I've ever had - with the wire going up between the two plastic pieces rather than drilling a hole through. 
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 07:53:53 pm »
I just mounted my plate directly below the brake light the angle is steeper than what's legal but it's still easily readable (and doesn't save you from camera traps >:( ) I have been stopped a few times and the cops don't seem too bothered
did the same and looks the best
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Offline The_Boats

Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 08:03:28 pm »
Thanks for all the replies - I've got some ideas to work from now.  Will post once I have found a solution.
 

Offline The_Boats

Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 07:45:49 am »
OK!  Let's see how this holds up - 3mm plate, laser cut and bend according to my own design.  Getting the shape for the tailight housing right was a bit of challenge:



 

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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 08:01:41 am »
 won't the wheel catch it under full compression,  it looks mounted quite deep,  oh remember legally you require a rear reflector I think 
« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 08:08:13 am by Dirt Junkie »
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 09:32:20 am »
The measurements works out that it should not catch - I still need to check it practically.

I thought the same about the reflector, but the original didn't have one - or it dropped of before I noticed it!
 

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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 11:42:00 am »
Can you guys maybe post the pics again?
Need to see what to do here but as I understand just mounting on the plastic is the best?
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 02:51:47 pm »
Hell all the 690 riders must be in the garage fixing the bike.....   :patch:
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 03:31:06 pm »
It's not rocket science, just move the flickers to the top and mount the plate just under the light. This is the best pic I can find of mine currently on my pc.
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 04:07:02 pm »
It's not rocket science, just move the flickers to the top and mount the plate just under the light. This is the best pic I can find of mine currently on my pc.

I see, just wanting to know if thats still the prefered method.
Thanks  :thumleft:
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 04:22:19 pm »
That is what I did with mine, but I bent the plastic tail down piece using a heat gun, and added a refelctor below. Work like a dream
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rorybruins/23738793058/in/album-72157661310359988/
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 04:26:41 pm »
That is what I did with mine, but I bent the plastic tail down piece using a heat gun, and added a refelctor below. Work like a dream
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rorybruins/23738793058/in/album-72157661310359988/

Nice!
I'll certainly look into this. Makes the bike not only look better but also doesn't have that floppy tail going on.


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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 04:27:38 pm »
and I fitted indicators from CJ Designs
https://www.cjdesignsllc.com/about-us/brands/eds-tuff-lites/tuff-lites-universial-pair/

I also bought the screw on fuel filler cap from them, awesome service from the US, makes life WAY easier.......
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 04:32:47 pm »
and I fitted indicators from CJ Designs
https://www.cjdesignsllc.com/about-us/brands/eds-tuff-lites/tuff-lites-universial-pair/

I also bought the screw on fuel filler cap from them, awesome service from the US, makes life WAY easier.......

Thanks for the info.
That cap does look like it will let in dirt if you open it up after a ride.
I was going to look into one of those filter socks you put onto the filler cap area. So it filters the fuel as it gets poured into the tank.
Should help a bit and keep the pre filters a bit cleaner for longer.
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2017, 08:15:27 am »
Nope, this machined filler keeps the dirt out......, much easier that the standard cap. I got the larger size.
And I got a filter sock with it, it fits into the throat of the filler.
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Re: 690 Tail Tidy
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2017, 10:31:42 am »
All from https://www.cjdesignsllc.com ?

I see KTM Twins also does them.
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