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post #1 of 46 Old 10-01-2009, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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My homebrew Fender Eliminator!

Well after having my 919 for a week and a half i stopped riding it to do my first mod.... get rid of that thing that hanged down called a fender... what a joke and to get rid of the huge blinkers.

So the other night i took the whole back apart and started planing and came up with something quite elegant and simple i kinda blew myself away. I used nothing but parts that were originally on the bike.

I first taped off n got to choppin the rear fender, relocated the license plate rubber bumper thing as well as the license plate holes up about 1.5-2inches.

Already cut with pieces lying next to it.


Finished cut piece


Now where to mount the blinkers and how? I didnt want a buncha crap hanging around and i wanted the blinkers tucked away but still highly visible.... hmmm then it hit me!

I took the stock licence plate holder and bent the ends that overhung the plate anyways to create tabs on which my led blinkers would go. n put a coat of flat black spray paint on it.



I was even able to use the stock holes on the license plate!


I used the stock licence plate bracket mounting holes to route the wires through and drilled two more up through the flanges to route the wires. Reason i kept the plastic down to just above the bottom edge of the plate was to protect the plate from road grime, n rocks.


N there she is how it shoulda looked from the factory, clean sanitary, yet still visible. N yes this is a honda family... Dads VTX1800R (talk about stupid raw power) a Chinese remake of the honda z50 with a 110cc 4spd (has 7k miles on it!), and my CRF250X dirbike thats pumpin out probably close to 37hp!


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BTW i must say i hate you guys for getting me addicted to the drug called the 919.... i love it!

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Very nice job. Looks very clean!

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Excellent job!

I will be cutting the crap out of my tail section this weekend...

Thanks for the pics..

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.... looks a whoooole lot better than the stock piece .... for the life of me, i'll never understand why in the WORLD they put such ridiculous lookin stock rear fenders on bikes ..... almost all of em look retarded .. i can't think of one decent lookin stock one ... :\

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Yer blinkers are gonna get stinky!




j/k Looks great!

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LMFAO ... who sniffs blinkers?? ...

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Nice job, looks good! Great ingenuity!

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thanks guys, i really like how it came out.

As for stinky blinkers they are a good inch + below the bottom of the outlet dont think they will get damaged

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hmmm tomorrows ride..... what to do.

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Very nice reycycle job! I crack myself up

It was 34 degrees two nights ago which means we are moving inside the shop within the next 6 weeks. I think this mod could help the looks of my Niner - that and a deep blue metallic paint job. I've never changed the color on a perfectly good modern bike but this could be it, and now I have an excuse to start taking the bike apart. I am thinking powder coat for the triple tree and swing arm also...

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LMFAO ... who sniffs blinkers?? ...
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How do you like your VTX?
its a blast for your less twisty roads, its big heavy and long but has way to much power.... you snap the throttle idiling down the road in first the rear breaks loose as easy as pie. oh and it will break the rear tire loose between 2nd and 3rd power shifts at 65mph haha. its just got sheer raw power... retarded low end.

it would take my 919 for the distance about across an intersection and a half due to its crazy amount of low end. the 919 would be close behind.... then the person on the vtx would be watchin my new clean fender eliminator kit untill i stopped haha.

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Very well done!

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Good job. Nice monkey bike too.

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thanks guys.

Hey quick question where can i get a stock bulb for the rear tail light one of mine is out.

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thanks guys. Got my led blinker relay from china today, wired it up and i now have normal speed blinkers.

5 bucks shipped from china for a blinker relay that will do .02amps to 20amps draw works for me.

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Was as simple as chopin off the old connector putting standard blade connectors on the harness, then making a ground to the frame.

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i did a similar fender eliminator using stock parts but its a little more tucked up. i got rid of the entire plastic stock fender and only kept the metal bracket that the plate is bolted to. i drilled to small holes waaaaay up in front of the rear hugger and screwed it in. looks pretty money if you ask me and you can see it clear from behind even though its tucked way in underneath the drivers seat. . . .
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Only need them when you turn... just ride a straight line...

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ya that wouldnt fly here in cali for very long haha.

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Best lookin' Fender Job I've seen!

I would really like the step by steps to this...

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ya that wouldnt fly here in cali for very long haha.
hand signals are legal in NJ so you technically dont need blinkers but i plan on getting the taillight with blinkers integrated over the winter.

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I would really like the step by steps to this...
who me or the OP?

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Looks good. I did pretty much the exact same thing minus the blinkers.

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Very clean. Nicely done!

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Nice job nd4spdbh! That exactly what I was going to do this winter! Thanks for the pics.

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I cut up my fender last night, following the ideas found in this thread.





My kid wandered into the garage so I recruited her to help me put things back together. When we had everything buttoned up, I took her on her first night ride. She described it as feeling like flying, but staying on the ground. I think she fell asleep smiling.




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I cut up my fender last night, following the ideas found in this thread.



My kid wandered into the garage so I recruited her to help me put things back together. When we had everything buttoned up, I took her on her first night ride. She described it as feeling like flying, but staying on the ground. I think she fell asleep smiling.
sounds like you have created a monster!!!!

the fender looks like it should of come from the factory good job! blinkers? and btw, tell that bf of urs the whole WT community says to shove it tiz ur garage woman!

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I figure I can skate by being blinkerless until my integrated tail light arrives. I use hand signals during the day, and I don't normally ride much after dark.

And my daughter is always thinking up excuses to go for a ride. If only I could get my son interested, I'd be set.

The seller hasn't gotten back to me yet about the parts bike, but the bf is still insistent that "we" don't need it, its a bad idea, no space, too much money, etc... Now I have to go look at it just on principle.

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I figure I can skate by being blinkerless until my integrated tail light arrives. I use hand signals during the day, and I don't normally ride much after dark.
...rocking the same while mine are being replaced under warranty...


Oh, and as for the bike, just tell the bf that you'll be tearing it apart and putting it in boxes anyway, so it won't take up too much space, lol. Chuck the frame, and keep the good bits, it will fit on a couple shelves.

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You've got lots more room in your garage than I'll ever have, of course my F250 won't even go through the door of my garage so it'll never be an issue.I'm really starting to like the red 9ers.


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Bump for a great thread and a bit of advice. There's a support on the inside of the fender (shown by the red line) that runs a bit upward. Make sure you drill for the license bracket high enough or you'll be filing the collars that go through the fender. Don't ask how I know.


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Is this visible from the sides as well or only directly behind?

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Is this visible from the sides as well or only directly behind?
pics in comming. For the most part NOPE.

Edit, pics attached, side, 3/4, full back.

EDIT 2- just realized the full side i had perfectly lined up the back shovel fender of the bmw sitting there as well.... if you want i can take another pic without that messing things up.
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