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Hello everyone,

It is pretty easy to see why most of us like to install a fender elim kit, or a tail tidy, as the stock one is huge and hideous. I personally did not want to spend $100+ on a kit, and I definitely didn't want to lose my factory turn signals. I also wanted something that I could easily return to stock, if ever need be, and I didn't like the look of the plate hanging from the rear fender over the tire. I have designed a bracket which relocates the license plate to in front of the rear tire, and uses factory hardware to attach it to the subframe. As far as I am aware, all Scramblers have the 2 bolts I utilize to attach the bracket to. It also uses the factory license plate light, and hardware, so it looks OEM. The hardest part of the install is removing the factory stuff, and re-routing the plate light wire.

A couple quick notes, as of right now, I have only designed the bracket for US plates. I could easily design a new bracket for other countries plates, but I do not have one on hand and would need measurements. Anyone that is willing to help me out here, PM me and we will work something out. Also, the plate is offset from the angle of the subframe by 10 degrees. If the general consensus is that this is not enough angle for clear viewing, I can up this to 15 or 20 degrees. The only items you would need to install this are hex keys, and then 2 bolts (and subsequent nuts) to attach the plate to the actual bracket. The bracket pictured is PLA material. ABS will be $5 more, with an option for acetone smoothing to make it look super slick. For now though, only PLA. Bracket weighs ~ 40 grams.

Price is $25 + shipping.

Basic bracket, PLA.


Backside of bracket. Note the recessed portions which accept a nut, this makes it much easier to attach the plate.


Angle of the bracket. Offset 10 degrees.


Light and plate attached.


Attached to the bike using factory bolts.


Roughly 2 feet off the ground, and around 1-2 feet behind the bike.


Roughly 5 feet off the ground, and around 8-10 feet behind the bike. This is the angle at which most vehicles would see the plate.
 

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I have now made 2 more versions, so there will be 3 options total.

* 0 degree offset (flush with subframe)
* 10 degree offset (pictured)
* 20 degree offset (perpendicular to the ground)

Once I have them printed and test fitted, I will put the pictures up.
 

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Another update here, the 20 degree bracket does not work. Under hard compression, it hits the tire.
 

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Update:

The bracket fits ALL Scrambler models except the 1100cc, the Desert Sled, and the Sixty-Two.

The 1100's have a different subframe and a different location for the tag, and the plate mount needs to house the turn signals.

The DS and the 62 have a 'subframe-extension' where the bracket bolts to, that hold the turn signals. My dealer was kind enough to lend me a stock one off of a Sixty-Two that I will be designing a bracket off of, but for now, the simple bracket listed above fits all models minus the 1100, the DS and 62.

Also, I have made some minor changes to both the 0 degree and the 10 degree brackets. I will post up pictures of the new designs.

Thanks.

Note : You CAN install the bracket on the DS and the 62 to relocate the tag, but it will be kind of pointless since the actual stock 'fender' is still hanging over the rear tire.
 

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I just realized I never uploaded pictures of the updated designs, that's my bad. I will have to print the 'new' 10° version, but I have a 0° on hand. I WILL post pictures later today.

Changes :
* 0° - thickened up the leading edge of the center of the bracket to make it stronger and less likely to flex.
* Added embossing on both variants to show the angle (literally says 0° or 10° on the bracket)

A super super minor change is within my slicer program, I am attempting to minimize the amount of stringing on the backside of the bracket, since it is an area above supports. Does not impact strength or anything, just doesn't look very nice and I would like to clean it up.
 

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Here is the updated design for the 0° bracket. The angle of the bracket is embossed on the center section. I also thickened up the center section on the leading edge. If you look at the picture, this is the thickened side. It measures ~7.5mm thick, whereas the backside measures 5mm thick. This gave it some extra rigidity.



 

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Another update here.

While I have heard either good things, or nothing, from those who have the brackets, there is one person who keeps having issues with theirs. First it was the plate contacting the tire on the 10°, then it was the tire contacting the plate light on the 0°. This person has been kind enough to communicate with me and send me pictures of the issues. I suspect these issues are due to the fact that they have non-stock suspension, which is what I tested the clearances with. If their bike is setup softer in the rear, (or if they have more sag) then under harder compression, this could cause the contact. Regardless, I have shaved a little bit of angle off of the 10° version (more like 9° now), and (with this persons suggestion) I have relocated the plate light mounting tab to the BACK side of the bracket. This should still keep plenty of light on the plate, but will move the mounting location of the light back ~25-30mm. This should give the light plenty of clearance from the tire.

I have a newly revised 10° printed and ready to test fit, and I will update this thread once that is done. The 0° bracket will get the same treatment with the light relocation. If anyone that currently has a bracket experiences any of these problems, PM me and I will ship you out a newly revised one.
 

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Updated design of the 10° bracket. Notice how the light now mounts on the opposite side of the bracket. There will still be tons of light being cast onto the plate. I am re-working the 0° bracket now to do the same thing.









 

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Another update, probably going to be the last one. I think that the bracket has reached its final version, this thread was mainly just a log of all the progress. The plate light mount has been moved to the rear of the bracket on both angles, and both fit perfectly. Thank you for everyone who has ordered one, and thanks to everyone who has given me feedback. eBay won't allow me to edit the variations for my posting, so the previous link will be removed. I will make a FS thread here, and have the new eBay post linked.

Here is the updated 0° bracket.









 
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