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Old 07-22-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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Recommendations on motorcycle shops for non-mechanical work (cosmetic)

Greetings all,

I'm new to the forum but am excited to join the community. I've been riding since 2012 when I bought my first bike ((2012 Ducati Monster 696). I've made only a couple of minor modifications (integrated tail light, short levers) and this was largely done by a buddy who had a garage, appropriate tools, and the right skillset as I have awful craftsmanship.

I had bought a fender eliminator quite a while back (two years ago) and have never installed it because, as I said, I'm not good with my hands nor have the tools/garage. When I bought the item, I thought it was supposed to be matte black, however it ended up being just the bare/raw metal. Does anyone have a suggestion on a shop that would matte the product first and then install it for me? I'm sure it would be vastly more expensive compared to DIY, but I just don't consider that an option at this point.

Historically, I've taken my bike to Metric Motorcycles for service/tune-ups or mechanical issues, and have always been extremely satisfied. However this might be too small of a job and perhaps not in their fairway, so before I ask my man Andy over there to see if he can do it, I'd figure I'd tap into this network first.

Sorry for such a long-winded post. Any and all feedback is much appreciated.
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Find a buddy with decent skills, give him the materials and a case of beer.

Edit: why did you buy a fender eliminator if you have an integrated tail light? Sounds like you probably overpaid for a license plate bracket.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but don't they serve two different purposes? one tucks the license plate in under the tail of the bike, while the other combines two separate tail lights into one?

I guess I'll ultimately just ask my mechanic the next time I need to bring the bike in...
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