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post #1 of 12 Old 12-21-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone used the Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator for the 919?

Anyone used the Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator for the 919?
If so, what did you think?
Are there others that are better looking?

I'm looking at the stock rear fender and thinking "It's got to go!"

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

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My advice, save your money. It's over-priced.

Use the search function & see what you find. I'll do the same & try to remember to post back here with better info.

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DIY yourself. I did mine for $0 out of aluminum. The ABS fender eliminator I used was trash and failed at the worst possible time. If the AU fails, I'll stop riding.

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Here's a good thread (Link), ndfspdbh has posted great pics along the way (post 1)

Scroll down to post #20, hornet919 has another version. (check your local laws on angles of rear plates, I've been told it varies from state to state).


... and then there's always this: https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...or-thread.html

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-22-2009, 01:15 AM
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I have designed a fender eliminator and currently "running" Mark1 to suit our ridiculously long NZ plates. What are the dimensions of your plates? I am busy getting costs and should have Prototype Mark2 from the fabricator after New Year. Its designed to use all the existing parts off the OEM fender (indicators, reflector and plate (tag) light)

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post #6 of 12 Old 12-22-2009, 05:30 AM
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I bought a Jardine kit, but I wanted to use the stock signals and tag light. It's better than stock but it's still not what I'd call an eliminator. At least that huge mud flap is gone. If you aren't planning to use the stock signals I would buy some aluminum and DIY. It would be simple enough to do with some basic tools.

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I installed the competition werkes on my bike. It was a pretty easy install. Its bare aluminum, which isn't too bad with the undertail exhaust because it's mostly hidden.




I painted mine black after I switched to 900RR low side exhaust.



I would give a good look at some of the DIY ones people have done here. IMO alot of those look better and are cheaper.

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i did mine for $0 using parts that already came on the bike. unbolt entire rear fender. take the little metal bracket the plate is attached to. drill two small holes waaaaay up under the seat. screw bracket in and attach plate. voila

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i've had the CW for about 5 yrs now. it was overpriced then, before i found WT. works great. not worth the $$ if your'e half way handy like that

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i've had the CW for about 5 yrs now. it was overpriced then, before i found WT. works great. not worth the $$ if your'e half way handy like that
I'll add my voice to that. Depends on your squeamishness to hacking away at your bike. I'm a wuss, so I bought an overpriced kit (ditched the blinkers for an integrated solution). Others are less afraid and have that much more money to blow on other toys.

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Oh, here's an additional piece of advice I just remembered...

If you're going to remove your rear turn signals, don't just cut the wire wherever you feel like it.
There are two wires running from each signal up into the rear cowl where they meet up with the rest of the wire loom. There are connectors at the ends of the wires which will allow you to simply unplug them, retaining their usefulness should you decide to try & sell them later.
You'll have to remove the seat & rear cowl to chase the wires down, but you'd be doing that anyway if you're hacking the fender (hopefully).
The guy who previously owned my bike started to hack the back end & he just cut the wires.
...if he only knew


good luck, & have fun with it!!

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post #12 of 12 Old 12-22-2009, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions and feedback. I guess i'll try to dupilcate that homemade eliminator. Cheaper and it looks really good... I'm not a huge fan of those turn signals that come with the CW kit. So since I was going to get different ones anyway, I'll try it this way first. Thanks again to all... You folks are great!

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