My 2002 R1 Taillight mod - Xr650R

I switched from my black ufo fender to my stock red fender since i knew i had to trim it to make it work...heres how it went.

The taillight is fairly wide, i cut the stock fender back almost 4" to get it to sit almost flush with the edges, i was afraid to bob the rear anymore, didn't think i'd like the look. I still sticks out a little bit, but its minimal...the plate is a little crooked, need to straighten it but the drill died so i couldn't slot the holes...not a big deal.

The light is MUCH brighter than the UFO unit, and the signals don't slow down or dim at idle. I'm still going to get a high output stator though.

I did not use the resistors that came with the tail for the signals...they flash at a good rate with the stock stator.

This is a clear alternatives light...i think they use MANY more leds than any other company. As for mounting it and the plate...some little 90* brackets that i found in the shelves in the garage...an old license plate drilled for the license plate bracket which also ties into the tail light, two bolts pull the wires and its unhooked for racing.

I have a CRF450 rear fender on it way, i think it kicks upwards much more than the stock one which is more rainbow shaped, thats the only reason i had to trim it back 4" so you could see the light. With the crf fender hopefully i can tuck it under further so it sits flush with the outer edges and not have to trim the fender.

I'm pretty pumped with how it turned out...

Well a pictures worth a thousand words...here they are... before

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And After:

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That is a super clean modification:thumbsup: LED's don't use much power either. I bet the CRF rear fender will look awesome also. I have got a CRF rear fender on my L with standard bulb taillight, but after seeing that set up I may be changing to the R1 set up. Please post some pictures when you get the CRF rear on:applause: Thanks for sharing.

I just went for a sunset/dusk/night ride. I love it so much. The headlight does still pulse a little with the signals on but they are much brighter. The taillight does not pulse as noticeably, if at all. And i can have a signal light, the high beam and brakes on and they still flash the same rate and the same brightness.

New headlight, bars, and add ons for the handguards should be here this week.

I'm so impressed with the led's i may get the LED signal kit that fits on the ZETA handguards and put them on my powermadds. Maybe a winter project...this running "no project" bike has had enough improvements for a season, let alone my 3 week ownership.

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