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post #1 of 23 Old 04-21-2006, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Fender Eliminator

Been searching the web for a good quality rear fender eliminator for my 919. Can any of you make a recommendation? I have seen mixed reviews on several of them. I had even thought about trying to cut my own fender. Has anyone done this? Rear turn signals are not a huge issue for me since they are not required by law here in NC.

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demel
Dremel
DREMEL
DEMEL !!!!!

15mins...tops

beer optional

keep your stock signals

read up on speedy's implementation over on his website..the old upside down license plate mount thing works well

keep your stock signals

anticipate more spray from the road/dirt/rain ending up on your back...lookin like a stripe...and if you happen to wear black leather, the strip is generally a lighter color and well, you know...skunk-like in appearance

keep your stock signals

so, if you enjoy lookin like some pepe la'pew and don't mind hearin ...'that fella's got a yellow streak up his back a mile wide' when you walk into your local biker bar...then have at it

just...keep your stock signals

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I did the same modification. I do recommend the beer. It makes a cooler stripe when using it to do burn outs!

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Ratdog,

Why do you are you so persistent in telling me to keep my stock turn signals? If
I do that I can't cut the fender off as short. Just curious.

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I kept mine for 2 reasons. A, they work and are very visible. B, I only want to spend money on performance enhancing stuff, like exhaust or leathers or something. New lights will cost some $.

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Ratdog,

Why do you are you so persistent in telling me to keep my stock turn signals? If
I do that I can't cut the fender off as short. Just curious.

you can tuck the lights up closer to the tail, clean up the look
all you need are a pair of L-shaped brackets w/ holes

the stock signals, DOT certified, are very visible...many aftermarket setups are not...if you are going to replace them, get a set of well designed, DOT cert'd units...visibility is key to survival in the asphault jungle

i'm having to mod my LED setup to gain the visibility i desire from a safety point of view

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Hey Rev. Where is Clayton,NC?

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Hey Rev. Where is Clayton,NC?
About 10 miles southeast of Raleigh.

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i'm having to mod my LED setup to gain the visibility i desire from a safety point of view

Same here Pete.....what are you doing to yours? Mine suck.....not good for visibility




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I have a left arm for a turn signal that compliments my integrated signals nicely. Seriously, though, most people in my town ignore bikes regardless of lighting. I can't tell you the number of morons in cages that love to lane change into me without even checking their mirrors. I even plant myself in the middle of the mirror so I KNOW they can see me.

Best visibility tip, wear bright gear. Does black make you look like a BAMF? yes. Does being an all-black pancake make you a BAMF? NO.

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Since my new job is further away from work, and I have to dress nice now, I was thinking of putting my stock rear fender back on. Just because of the rain stripe. Also would be a good Idea with the turnsignals too. I'm pretty comfortable with the Clear Alternative LED set up though. So i guess it's more the rain thing.....

I will probably just unhook the turnsignal light from the LED board and go back to stock turnsignals. Yea, It will have that stock gay look, but be more practical. Practicle over looks....god, I'm getting older....

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Ha, I wear a bright Yellow Jacket! Fits the Hornet style!

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no need to cut the fender anyways.. it unskrews... then go to the hardware store and buy a 5 inch by 4 inch piece of stainless to mount your plate to. Put it in a vice with soft jaws or with some cardboard so as not to scratch the stainless. put a 90 degree bend in the sheet metal and drill two holes and re attach to the stock mount.


fender eliminator tyblue style... cost 8 dollars and you don't destroy the stock fender for future resale/trade in purposes.

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fender eliminator tyblue style... cost 8 dollars and you don't destroy the stock fender for future resale/trade in purposes.
nice...


during the daytime, no worries...i use hand signals but the blinking light helps, no doubt

at night, different story my clothin all has serious reflective quality for nightime riding safety, i do my own helmet graphics in reflective tape etc. but now i'm adding a set of R6 turnsignals out back, not sure what i'm gonna do up front yet...couple options, maybe the shinko's as well as some LED running lights under the passenger footpegs

also adding some poserific LED lighting...everything helps at night and i've got a couple road trips planned

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ratdog... Here is the color code wiring for those R6 directionals.

Green (Right blinker +12v)
Black (ground)

Brown (Left blinker +12v)
Black (ground)

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post #16 of 23 Old 04-22-2006, 03:35 PM
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I got a fender eliminator I like for $60.00 here http://stores.ebay.com/SPORTBIKECREATIONS
Here's a pic.

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I can't say I'm a fan of the angle of that plate mount, kinda high don't you think? Not a bad price for one that comes w/ signals, though.

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High and tight man! It is a steep angle, but I like it tucked up out of the way.

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Hey guys this type of integrated tail lightsystem is avaliable from www.sportbikecreations.com

I am going to be purchasing on of these for my bike, they are LED lights and change from red to yellow for which ever side you are turning. I know LED lights are bright so this fender eliminator should cover the concerns of visability.

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yea, i have one of that led setups on my 9'r now. Like it. Nice and bright. I just need more protection when it rains...

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Did my own rear fender mod yesterday. Looks sweet!!

You will have to excuse me. I get excited even over small things like this.

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ratdog... Here is the color code wiring for those R6 directionals.

Green (Right blinker +12v)
Black (ground)

Brown (Left blinker +12v)
Black (ground)
thx 4 that

need to fab up a little plate to i can't mount them just below the cans...hopefully this week

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I got mine from www.1tail.com. it is the werks(?) kit and came with the turn signals. I also bought the front turn signals to match. sorry I don't have a photo available. It looks good and was an easy install. check it out.

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