I mentioned before that I really don't like fender eliminators for cafe bikes, but I wasn't happy with the plate arrangement on the new V7s. so I modified mine. Yet another 0 cost mod.
There is a recess in the fender under the plate you can see in the last photo. It's there to allow for the wires running to the old license plate light. I have not negleted lighting the plate, btw. There is a black plastic "lens" in the bottom of the rear light that I am replacing with a clear one.