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Snow Drift

Brake Lights & R&G Tail Tidy

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Hi

 

I have a 2007 WR450 with an aftermarket plastic number plate holder and brake light. I am interested in the stock looking rear brake light sold by bikemonkey that has the built in led indicators. In this link here

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-WR450F-LED-Tail-Light-built-indicators-Clear-Smoked-Lens-/161462927401?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2597f0c029

 

Has anyone ever bought one of these and can you tell me what you think of it. Because I do not have a stock rear light I have no idea how they fit exactly and whether I would need to find some kind of casing or stock rear fender to fit it to.

 

I have looked but can't see anything in the manual about the fitting and removal of the stock rear brake light unit. Can anyone explain to me what I would need if I bought the above product to fit it to a standard aftermarket fender?

 

I would still need an aftermarket number plate holder so was also looking at the R&G tail tidy for the WR450. Has anyone fitted one of these and can you tell me how it fits and whether it fits with the stock light somehow.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R-G-RACING-TAIL-TIDY-FITS-YAMAHA-WR-450-ALL-YEARS-BLACK-/180910571877?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item2a1f1c4165

 

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You will need the stock rear fender (approx £45 in the UK) as it has 3 bosses moulded into it, which the stock light matches up to - you can't mount it to a plain surface, you need the 3 bosses for it to fit against

There is also a cover which fits over the light, which you may need (approx £8)

 

I struggled with the stock light and trying to find a suitable number plate holder etc, but gave up with and now I use one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-Brake-Rear-Tail-Light-for-Motorbike-Enduro-Trials-Trail-Bikes-DRZ400-/370766676118?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item56536a8096

 

You don't really want the extra weight of the R&G tail tidy swinging around on the end of the mudguard

It will act a a big pendulum as the mudguard is not that strong

Edited by GuyGraham

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Thanks that is the sort of information I was after.

 

I see your point about the tail tidy and I may not go that far. Although the stock looking rear light with turn signals is going to work out expensive with shipping and tax I really like the look of it like the stock one. I also want to possibly use a supermoto setup so would like the turn signals built in.

 

I may think about just getting the unit and making up a thin and short alloy bracket for the number plate. I seem to have the UFO number plate holder at the moment or something very similar and I just honestly can't stand the look of them it really bothers me, that is why I'm thinking of doing this also.

 

There is currently a bike on ebay and the person seems to have made up a small bracket or something with the stock light. Hopefully this is what I want to do, so that I can possibly remove it when only doing off road work but keep the light etc.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-wr450f-/281576400645?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item418f42e705

Edited by Snow Drift

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Looks to just be a bracket utilizing the rear light mouting screws (much like the R&G tail tidy)

You will see that the number plate is inboard of the rear light

I didn't go this route because at full suspension compression on the rear, i was concerned the tyre would touch it  and rip it off.

 

tyres grow with speed, and the rear mudguard does flex a bit.

May not be a problem with a supermoto running 17ins rears but on a WR being used as it was intended it was too big a risk for me

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