So been thinking of making one since I got the bike and since I got off work early on Friday, figured what the heck....it can't be that hard...
I don't like the current ones on the market in that (although, side view of the tail looks great), the rear view of the tail (which is the sexiest part of the bike) is blocked entirely by the license plate with only the brake light showing.
Had what I wanted in mind, so I grabbed so aluminum stock I had lying around and quickly free-handed a template. I made sure that the design didn't involve cutting up or drilling into any of the stock fairings or undertail.
Mind you I'm not a fabricator (although I did audition to play one on TV once), so don't laugh at my metal work. I'm just a guy armed with a Dremel who thinks he can build anything with it...hehe.
So anyways, cut out my design and made some bends:
(yes, does look like a dog chewed on it
Then a little sanding, drilled some holes, coat of black paint, and time to install.
So basically, dropped the black undertail and also loosen/removed the tail fairings (followed this thread on how to do it. Thanks 671erSDF3!!!).
Then I removed the screws holding the Regulator/Rectifier.
The plate holder goes around the R/R and uses the same mounting bolt:
View from underneath:
Then bolted everything back up and voila!!
And regarding the license plate light wire, I ran it through the same square hole that the R/R's plug goes through. Convenient.
Can view the plate perfectly from behind. Angle is spot on. Not like those squid bikes that basically have it pointing at the ground. (I used my highly calibrated eyeball to judge the angle when I free-handed it.)