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I am looking at moving the liscense plate away from the undertail...either onto the hugger or further back under the tail. I am doing this on an 05 and want to know what a good solution for the four holes that will be left by the removal of the undetail assembly? I am kinda particular so leaving them open is not an option.
 

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I did this on my 06 R6S which is the same as your 05...I just removed the hugger and mounted my plate on that center bolt... I know everyone says this will throw lots of crap at your tail..but it really doesn't...but for the holes i just cut a small cover plate from a plastic sheet, and used the same bracket to hold it in place... the plastic i used was black but im sure you coould spray paint it to match if you really wanted... looks real clean..you dont even see anything
 

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I did this on my 06 R6S which is the same as your 05...I just removed the hugger and mounted my plate on that center bolt... I know everyone says this will throw lots of crap at your tail..but it really doesn't...but for the holes i just cut a small cover plate from a plastic sheet, and used the same bracket to hold it in place... the plastic i used was black but im sure you coould spray paint it to match if you really wanted... looks real clean..you dont even see anything
I would want to leave my hugger on. I have sen some poeple take it off and make a shim and still use the middle bolt. I am thinking about talking to a body shop here in town about what they can do to maybe put some bondo or fiberglass in the holes. I really want a very clean look to the bike. If it was up to me I would put the plate in the seat and then they can ask to see it when I get pulled over. HA. I really have no idea where I wat to put the damn thing. I know I want a VERY clean looking tail section.

I guess if i HAVE to i can get a low profile fender eliminator and just go that route. I am not made of money. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions.

Thank you
 

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I do like that look but that still leaves the 5 holes further back on the OEM undertail. The hotbodies tail has no holes in in other than the mounting holes, but I have been warned multiple times that the undertail is not a desirable part because the turnsignals are too dim and more often than not the thing doesn't even line up
 

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I do like that look but that still leaves the 5 holes further back on the OEM undertail. The hotbodies tail has no holes in in other than the mounting holes, but I have been warned multiple times that the undertail is not a desirable part because the turnsignals are too dim and more often than not the thing doesn't even line up
can you post a pic?? see the square on my undertail?? thats an aftermarket piece that covers up the holes for the stock fender
 

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can you post a pic?? see the square on my undertail?? thats an aftermarket piece that covers up the holes for the stock fender
I don't have a picture of my bike with the fender off. Here is a link to the OEM part which shows the holes I am talking about:

http://store.58cycle.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=yam+ut+r1+02%2D03+blue

I wish it was just as simple as the plate you can put on the 06s and up. I have been looking ito plastic fillers and stuff. Originally I was thinking fiberglass or bondo, but I don't think they will work well with the ABS plastic.

Let me know if anyone has any suggestions

Thank you again
 

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They will remain on the bike for when I can convince the girl to stop being scared and ride with me
 

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I've got the same setup as the above pic, no passenger pegs though, some guys tape off the the holes, I was thinking of getting a undertail section from tobefast.com and painting it to match for an even cleaner look. The section is only $90(comes just primed) + extra $ for paint. I have all kinds of projects next month when I'm out of town. Powdercoating and paint work.
 
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