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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 07 Jan 2019 20:20 #796383

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I want to elimate the fender but keep the stock signal lights. I need to figure out how to mount a light to the rear seat fairing. My bike is green. I want a setup similar to the burgundy bike, but I dont like that taillight:

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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 07 Jan 2019 20:38 #796384

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Holy crap look at what this guy did!

I will do the same!



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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 08 Jan 2019 03:27 #796385

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Buy whatever tail light you like
. Then get a piece of aluminum plate and bend it into a bracket
That is what most folk do that want to change the light and / or eliminate the fender .
If you look close at my bike you will see I made a bracket as I describe so that
I could move my fender back
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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 08 Jan 2019 06:13 #796388

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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Buy whatever tail light you like
. Then get a piece of aluminum plate and bend it into a bracket
That is what most folk do that want to change the light and / or eliminate the fender .
If you look close at my bike you will see I made a bracket as I describe so that
I could move my fender back
Dave


Interesting bike. A lot going on. I kinda keep my bikes simple to avoid clutter. Im not a bells and whistles guy - thats not quite to my tastes but glad you like it!B) B) B) .

In re the tailight, Im going to use the original one and recess it as it was done in the video. I dont want a rear fender AT ALL, which is kinda the point of the post. I found that video AFTER I made the post so I think Im going to follow the instructions in the video, but i do appreciate your response.
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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 08 Jan 2019 06:58 #796391

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A number of Kawasaki models had a tail light tucked under the ducktail.
ZN700/1100. ZR550/750/1100 Zephyrs. ZRX1100/1200. probably others.

The ZN700's is kind of a snazzy. The early Vulcan 88 had the same one.
posted this one because the seller has it lit.

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Good Fortune! :)
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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 08 Jan 2019 08:30 #796398

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martin_csr wrote: A number of Kawasaki models had a tail light tucked under the ducktail.
ZN700/1100. ZR550/750/1100 Zephyrs. ZRX1100/1200. probably others.

The ZN700's is kind of a snazzy. The early Vulcan 88 had the same one.
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Thanks for this. Not sure how this would mount on my KZ650 though. I think im just going to make a bracket for the existing light like in this:

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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 08 Jan 2019 15:21 #796418

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650Dude wrote:
Interesting bike. A lot going on. I kinda keep my bikes simple to avoid clutter. Im not a bells and whistles guy - thats not quite to my tastes but glad you like it!B) B) B) .


You realize that's a pristine example of a period correct turbo'd street drag bike right?
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650Dude wrote:
Interesting bike. A lot going on. I kinda keep my bikes simple to avoid clutter. Im not a bells and whistles guy - thats not quite to my tastes but glad you like it!B) B) B) .


You realize that's a pristine example of a period correct turbo'd street drag bike right?


That may be so but its not my taste. I dont like it
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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 09 Jan 2019 05:45 #796440

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Thanks for this. Not sure how this would mount on my KZ650 though....

You would mount it the same as the stock one you plan on using. It has a couple of mounting studs that unbolt from the big bracket.
I know you expect to stick with the stock tail light, but here's one from a Zephyr 1100. It mounts the same as the ZN700 above.
Linking this one because it's NOS & what the heck.

Here's a Zephyr 750 w tail light similar to the ZR1100.

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martin_csr wrote: Thanks for this. Not sure how this would mount on my KZ650 though....

You would mount it the same as the stock one you plan on using. It has a couple of mounting studs that unbolt from the big bracket.
I know you expect to stick with the stock tail light, but here's one from a Zephyr 1100. It mounts the same as the ZN700 above.
Linking this one because it's NOS & what the heck.


Here's a Zephyr 750 w tail light similar to the ZR1100.

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Thanks for this. Youve been super helpful. Appreciate it!!!
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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 09 Jan 2019 19:03 #796460

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With Integrated blinkers.

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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 09 Jan 2019 19:12 #796461

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baldy110 wrote: With Integrated blinkers.




LOL youve shown off your bike but provided ZERO details on what brand type make and model the light is.

I plan to keep the original signal lights on. I like them.

I have no idea why ppl like those cafe racer seats with the hump in the back. Its just not a good look on the bike. I love the red color but hate the fairing, the white wheels, the seat, the white frame and the black exhaust. Otherwise, great red color lol

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Can anyone recommend an AFTERMARKET tail light? *PICS* 11 Jan 2019 08:06 #796521

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Wow your a real peace of work you ask for pics of tail lights people are kind enough to post them up then you in turn comment on how you don't like their bikes. A lot of research, time and money go into these. That turbo bike is super rare and all you can say about is you don't like it, Wow. I've owned the above KZ650 since it was new, rebuilt it numerous times. If you know anything about these machines you would know it's not a cafe bike but a period correct bike built how they were back in the day. No one cares what you like, most of us build what WE like.
You sir are an idiot, I'm done with you and your attitude.
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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Buy whatever tail light you like
. Then get a piece of aluminum plate and bend it into a bracket
That is what most folk do that want to change the light and / or eliminate the fender .
If you look close at my bike you will see I made a bracket as I describe so that
I could move my fender back
Dave


This is one bad ass foxy machine. :woohoo:
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baldy110 wrote: Wow your a real peace of work you ask for pics of tail lights people are kind enough to post them up then you in turn comment on how you don't like their bikes. A lot of research, time and money go into these. I've owned the above KZ650 since it was new, rebuilt it numerous times. If you know anything abou these machines you would it's not a cafe bike but a period correct bike built how they were back in the day.
You sir ard an idiot, I'm done with you and your attitude.


I confess that may have looked mean but Im being honest.
I dont like the bike. AND you didnt say what tail light that is, you just showed off your bike. I would have liked to know what tail light that was. If someone looked at that post all they could take away was you posted your bike.
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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Buy whatever tail light you like
. Then get a piece of aluminum plate and bend it into a bracket
That is what most folk do that want to change the light and / or eliminate the fender .
If you look close at my bike you will see I made a bracket as I describe so that
I could move my fender back
Dave


This is one bad ass foxy machine. :woohoo:
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Too much for me. I like a clean bike.

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baldy110 wrote: Wow your a real peace of work you ask for pics of tail lights people are kind enough to post them up then you in turn comment on how you don't like their bikes. A lot of research, time and money go into these. That turbo bike is super rare and all you can say about is you don't like it, Wow. I've owned the above KZ650 since it was new, rebuilt it numerous times. If you know anything about these machines you would know it's not a cafe bike but a period correct bike built how they were back in the day. No one cares what you like, most of us build what WE like.
You sir are an idiot, I'm done with you and your attitude.

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