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Found the original equipment ugly. So went ahead and installed a new tail tidy. I've gone about installing a few tail tidy's on my bikes in my time. Outside of removing the license plate light cable, it was one of the easiest tail tidy's i've ever done.

Anyway, here are some pics of the end result. I'm not bothering with the lic plate light, just because i don't have it on any of my other bikes, and never had any issue from the Police. (hopefully haven't jinxed myself there ! lol )

Once you've removed the arm, (which i won't bother documenting) its just a case of unscrewing the original lights using a torx socket, and un-clipping the existing lights.. Then take your new LED's and plug 'em in, and bolt it back to the same holes, using the same screws as what was originally there. They're really inconspicuous, and you'll not know they're there unless they're on. They're bright enough. But as any tail tidy, not as clear as the original. But hey that's the price you pay for losing the ugly butt.

The lic plate holder is just as easy.






 

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oh one thing i'll mention, is the number plate holder is really crap but it was only $20, It doesn't line up on all four holes. Which kinda annoyed me. I'll fix by cutting it down a little, so no little bits are hanging out, when it doesn't need to. But really you only need the top two... I didn't make use of the plate light, but for $20, it may be worth it for the cable and LED. For just the piece of metal, you maybe better off just buying a piece of aluminum and doing your own. Anyway this kit was from NRC newragecycles.com
 

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Yes i agree I'm lucky.. Some of the European license plates are so damn ugly.. Especially the 'legal' UK sized ones. When i lived in England, i just took the gamble. I may of even rec'd a ticket, but heck it was worth it, to not have one of those monstrosities of a license plate, completely ruining the look of a bike !

Police generally leave you alone here, unless you're 'actually' committing a crime. They don't typically worry about a noisy exhaust, or someone making changes to their LED's. Heck you can even ride without a helmet legally. Which is really nice. Still got to be careful with speeding. But hey the lic plate is a big bonus. Espeically if you appreciate the look of a bike, which i'm sure we all do, otherwise we wouldn't be on Ducati Scramblers. :)
 
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