New type CB900F/919 Tail Tidy available! - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
New type CB900F/919 Tail Tidy available!

Since I couldn't find a suitable tail tidy for my 919 Hornet, I set out to design one myself. This tail tidy allows use of the OEM indicators. It cuts down on a lot of the bulky OEM rear fender, without looking too bare. I have trailed the prototype version of this for about 5 months and I am quite happy with its performance.

The tail tidy is professionally manufactured: cnc laser cut, folded, spotwelded and powder coated or painted black. It uses all the existing mounting holes and utilises all the OEM components such as the plate light, reflector and indicators. I have designed in a little splash lip on the inside to minimise water getting through to the electrical connections, etc. I have used and am still using this guard in typical wet Auckland (similar to Vancouver & Seattle, I believe), without any issues so far. However, you will have to use this tail tiday at your own risk regarding use on the motorcycle and any local laws. It has been designed to suit a typical New Zealand rego plate at 260 x 100mm's (approx 10.2 x 3.9 inches) I will be selling them at NZ$129 + packaging & freight.

PM me for orders, thanks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_4022 - 8X12.jpg (126.7 KB, 571 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4034 - 8X12.jpg (135.2 KB, 395 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4094 - 8X12.jpg (137.7 KB, 440 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4088 - 8X12.jpg (85.5 KB, 600 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4095 - 8X12.jpg (145.9 KB, 430 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4096 - 8X12.jpg (84.3 KB, 475 views)

Farab is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 01:57 AM
blur
 
drewvir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deptford,NJ
Posts: 1,372
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

very nice

'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger
drewvir is offline  
post #3 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 06:57 AM
I'm going riding.
 
scrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,274
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

looks good! nice work on putting together a project that took some time and trial and error.
Good luck!

30,000 mile 919 survivor. No plans of stopping the abuse any time soon.
scrat is offline  
post #4 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 08:39 AM
Tribunus Laticlavius
 
voodooridr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Salinas, CA
Posts: 4,601
Rep Power: 1
 
I like it


Dan
voodooridr is online now  
post #5 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 09:42 AM
Immune
 
frankly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 329
Rep Power: 1
 
Looks very nice and as you say - professionally manufactured. The currency conversion puts the price here in the states at about $105 USD plus the shipping.

frankly is offline  
post #6 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 11:06 AM
orange
 
sbeau1960's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 9,193
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Community Service 
Total Awards: 6

Looks very similar to the Jardine fender eliminator I have on my 919.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 919tail.jpg (140.6 KB, 284 views)

Superduke
R1200GS
XR650L
sbeau1960 is offline  
post #7 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 11:06 AM
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
 
beefsalad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 2,776
Blog Entries: 51
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

It looks very nice, but way too wide for Texas motorcycle plates.

beefsalad is offline  
post #8 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbeau1960 View Post
Looks very similar to the Jardine fender eliminator I have on my 919.
I looked at the Jardine, but didn't purchase it for 5 reasons:
(1) I don't wish to offend, just my personal taste, but I don't like the way the indicators "sprout out" at the bottom of the plate corners, I prefer a more balanced look and placed the indicators a bit higher up the rego plate.
(2) Our NZ rego plate is quite long and thin, so the Jardine would have had the plate cover the exhausts, from what I could figure out from pics.
(3)The Jardine does not accomodate the rear reflector (I wanted to retain the reflector)
(4) From what I could see, the Jardine also has no holes for the OEM plate light.
(5) I wasn't sure if the Jardine had a splash lip at the back to try and prevent water splashing up into the rear cowl.

Farab is offline  
post #9 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
Thanks for all the well wishes. Took a few prototypes, I think this is Mark 4 that I have settled on.


Quote:
Originally Posted by beefsalad View Post
It looks very nice, but way too wide for Texas motorcycle plates.
Dont confuse the width of the NZ plates with the actual width of the tail tidy, which is 186mm or approx 7.3in

Farab is offline  
post #10 of 34 Old 04-06-2010, 01:59 PM
Tirone
 
zeocen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 1
 
Where the smack are you guys getting your clear indicators from? That's what *I* want to know!
Also, keen to make a fellow kiwi a ***stand Farab?

zeocen is offline  
post #11 of 34 Old 04-07-2010, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankly View Post
Looks very nice and as you say - professionally manufactured. The currency conversion puts the price here in the states at about $105 USD plus the shipping.
Lets make it US$99 + shipping costs.

Farab is offline  
post #12 of 34 Old 04-12-2010, 02:46 PM
Tirone
 
zeocen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 1
 
I was pootling along the motorway last week and saw a delicious looking Hornet pass me, first I spotted the Aprilia Shiver mirrors and thought, hmmm... then I saw Farab's brand new tail tidy and yup, it was him!

I have to say it looks really, really good from the back, extremely clean looking.

zeocen is offline  
post #13 of 34 Old 04-12-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
Thanks for the compliments!

Farab is offline  
post #14 of 34 Old 04-12-2010, 05:55 PM
blur
 
drewvir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deptford,NJ
Posts: 1,372
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeocen View Post
then I saw Farab's brand new tail tidy and yup, it was him!

I have to say it looks really, really good from the back, extremely clean looking.
?????????????????????????????????????

'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger
drewvir is offline  
post #15 of 34 Old 04-24-2010, 05:33 PM
Gets censored
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 1,839
Rep Power: 1
 
looks real good but. I just removed my mudflap altogether, used the metal plate hanger and bolted it to my undertail, ran a small black tag light from auto zone and some small LED amber trailer lights right under my tail light for turn signals. Looks great, 14 bucks or something silly like that and i'm not worried about water splashing the under side.

but if i wanted to retain the stock blinkers/reflector your way would be the ticket!

brian is offline  
post #16 of 34 Old 02-28-2011, 08:14 PM
Discen
 
05superblackz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 208
Rep Power: 1
 
I wish you would have had this available 2 years ago when I got mine! This looks great.

05superblackz is offline  
post #17 of 34 Old 03-01-2011, 11:27 PM
Dead Wrong
 
Effe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 383
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Since my indicators are integrated with the stoplight I would very much like to use your kit.

Effe is offline  
post #18 of 34 Old 06-05-2011, 10:57 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Little Rock
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 1
 
That tag is effing HUGE wTF NZ!!!

KCremeens is offline  
post #19 of 34 Old 06-05-2011, 11:04 PM
Pilus Posterior
 
AllanB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 2,101
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 1
 
Compared to the USA one it is. You should have seen the vile thing they were issuing some years back it was a giant square with 2 letters on top and 3 numerals under. There was a fair bit of protest and it did not fit on some new bikes so it was changed to the one in the image.

AllanB is offline  
post #20 of 34 Old 06-20-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
I think the Brits have quite a big plate.

Farab is offline  
post #21 of 34 Old 02-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 1
 
Fender Eliminator

Hi Farab,

Great looking FE.
How do I go about getting one?

DownUnder900 is offline  
post #22 of 34 Old 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
Hastatus Posterior
 
Farab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 1,454
Rep Power: 1
 
I need an approximate roundup of how many of you are interested. I'm currently sold out, I need to have a new batch made. Can I get anyone interested to PM me, so I can get a handle on numbers? Thanks.

Farab is offline  
post #23 of 34 Old 02-29-2012, 02:42 PM
Immune
 
nate919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 312
Rep Power: 1
 
PM sent. I'm in, and maybe a combined shipping to Melbourne with DownUnder900?

nate919 is offline  
post #24 of 34 Old 03-14-2012, 04:29 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 1
 
I'll be in with ya Nate.

DownUnder900 is offline  
post #25 of 34 Old 03-22-2012, 01:05 AM
Immune
 
nate919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 312
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DownUnder900
I'll be in with ya Nate.
Fantastic! Can't wait!!

nate919 is offline  
post #26 of 34 Old 12-26-2012, 12:39 AM
Discen
 
abadacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 297
Rep Power: 1
 
Hi Farab, are you still making these?

Just as aerodynamic airplanes are simple and streamlined, a motorcycle--which manages to balance an engine and a seat between two wheels--has a mechanical integrity, with intertwining pipes, chains and springs, that is fascinating to behold - Peter Plagens
abadacus is offline  
post #27 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 03:52 PM
Centurion
 
ewmin3m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,369
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Is this still being made? Can't believe i didn't ask about this earlier...too good

ewmin3m is online now  
post #28 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 04:23 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,122
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Farab hasn't been around in a good while and I think got rid of the 919, so I doubt it.

marylandmike is offline  
post #29 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 04:25 PM
Centurion
 
ewmin3m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,369
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
He said he moved here in Vancouver... Maybe he found somewhere to make them here as well...

ewmin3m is online now  
post #30 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 04:52 PM
Burn-em Upus Asphaltus
 
rickard919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 3,802
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Vancouver, BC or Vancouver Washington?

Spoiler:

rickard919 is offline  
post #31 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Centurion
 
ewmin3m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,369
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickard919 View Post
Vancouver, BC or Vancouver Washington?
BC. He asked to go for a ride... Can't remember why I didn't bother to go lol...

ewmin3m is online now  
post #32 of 34 Old 02-03-2015, 04:58 PM
Burn-em Upus Asphaltus
 
rickard919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 3,802
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by ewmin3m View Post

BC. He asked to go for a ride... Can't remember why I didn't bother to go lol...
Oh, nice! I had assumed it was Washington for some reason.

Spoiler:

rickard919 is offline  
post #33 of 34 Old 09-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 1
 
Really good. It's compact.

sogh9 is offline  
post #34 of 34 Old 05-16-2019, 12:26 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 1
 
Are these still available? PM me please

maciejbutrym is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome