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post #1 of 34 Old 07-07-2007, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Official fender eliminator thread

I think it would be cool if we could get a bunch of people that have eliminated their rear fender to post up some pictures of the finished product and maybe a brief description of what they did, parts use and so on. this includes people that decided to just buy a kit.this would make for a nice reference for new owners looking to do this so that they could check out their options, plus i think it would make for an interesting little gallery. i'll be posting pictures of what i did shortly. whos up first?

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post #2 of 34 Old 07-07-2007, 08:33 AM
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Competition Werks Fender eliminator kit W/Rizoma indicators.

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Angle iron to hold the plate ($5), mounting nuts and bolts ($1), Clear Alternatives LED board for signals ($80).




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Mr. Mike's $0.00 cost eliminator with Clear Alternatives LED Tail Light Integrator.

If we get a good response to this thread I will link it in the Helpful Topics.


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I still have my home-made version in the basement - haven't installed yet. I was wondering if you guys that have eliminated the rear fender get any less protection (splash) when riding in rain or wet conditions? I use my 919 as a commuter and occasionally get stuck in the rain. I have thought of just leaving the stock fender on (w/o the reflectors) to keep the road crap off me a little bit more. What are your opinions?

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I've never gotten anything on me. The undertail of your bike (which is ugly anyways) takes all the blow.

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post #7 of 34 Old 07-07-2007, 10:57 AM
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I just cut some aluminum i found to hold the plate at an angle, made 2 little brackets, only cost me 4 dollars for a new screw to hold the undertail on.
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Just make sure you have a light over the plate so you don't get a ticket.

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Evoluzione fender relocator for the 2004 Tuono $40

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Original bracket: (steel, heavy, and US plates don't line up on the holes.)

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Eliminators

Here is mine with the fender eliminator and blinker integrator.
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1 sheet of aluminum/steel, 1 strip of aluminum (for strengthening the mounting holes underneath the taillight), 2 "L" brackets (for attaching turn signals), 2 strips of steel (to use as reinforcement brackets - eliminated "flimsy" feel), black spray paint, various nuts/bolts/washers to attach everything.

The brackets, etc. are much less visible than they appear in the pictures.




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Here some pics of my fender eliminator. Just a piece of aluminum flat stock bent to desired angle.




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post #13 of 34 Old 07-08-2007, 12:54 PM
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You want to eliminate the fender, ok. Personally, I don't think it looks any better. However if you do, make sure there are 2 turnsignals. That integrated taillight/ turnsignal bullchit doesn't cut it. I don't care how many different colors it is. I like Mikey's set up with the little led's. That's cool.

I've ridden with egotistical jerks with no turn signals, and it's dangerous.

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Still use the stock setup...

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I like mikey's set up a very clean look.I want turn signals also.Here is the beginning $

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I like the looks, but I tour alot on the 9er and I'll take all the protection out back I can get. I did cut the rear reflector dingy off the back, but sometimes wish I still had it. It's amazing how a rear tire acts like a squirt gun, straight up.



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I like mikey's set up a very clean look.
Agreed! Really nice setup there xrmikey!

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Dremel and about 15 minutes of work (whacked off the excess). License plate bolts are LED's wired into the running lights and tail light is Clear Alternative with signal integrator.




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Piece of angle iron and a couple screws. Easy as pie, total investment $.20.



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Piece of angle iron and a couple screws. Easy as pie, total investment $.20.

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Loud pipes save weight!

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Little metal backstraps cut and bent into L-shapes. I used existing screws on the underside.

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Huh. And I thought I had blown the wadding out of my muffler.


I got angry when fixing my bike after grounding out the muffler at the track, so I cut it off and honestly love it that way. That wreck is the reason you're not seeing the LEFT side of the bike

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I've been dying to show off my handywork - now I just need to put forth the effort to go take a few pics and post 'em. I'll be honest here, I haven't contributed much to the site (been lurking for a while though) so this will be my first time attempting something of the sort. I'll be back with pics soon (I hope)

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You want to eliminate the fender, ok. Personally, I don't think it looks any better. However if you do, make sure there are 2 turnsignals. That integrated taillight/ turnsignal bullchit doesn't cut it. I don't care how many different colors it is. I like Mikey's set up with the little led's. That's cool.

I've ridden with egotistical jerks with no turn signals, and it's dangerous.
I had just finished the eliminator when i posted the pics and had intergrated the turn signals into the taillight and after the first ride with a friend he said that it was very hard to see which way I was turning so I order the Clear Alternatives LED Tail Light Integrator kit and will install it very soon.

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I switched to some LED turn signals as part of my cleaned up rear end - they look great from dusk til dawn, but during the daylight hours under full sun you can't see them hardly at all.
I'm considering switching back to smaller turn signals that use incandescent bulbs

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You know, i'm pretty sure you guys could adapt the fender eliminator from the Tuono. It seems many of you like the area right between the exit of the pipes. If someone will measure it, I will check mine, and see if it will fit. It is really easy to install. Essentially, you drill two holes big enough for a well nut on either side. Install your turn signal of choice in the outer holes, route your wires to the connectors, and screw the bolts into the wellnuts. The wellnuts expand, and keep the whole assembly nice and snug. Very clean setup.

http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...?idproduct=934

The template is for a tuono, but as long as your clearances were enough, I don't see why it would not work.

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I fab'd this kit out of a light-med gauge sheet of stainless I bought at a local hardware store for about $17. I made two rough drafts out of the cardboard boxes (the second a little more refined than the first) and then traced the second one onto the stainless. Turn signals cost me about another $20.

All four mounting points from the original fender are utilized (two from up underneath where the license plate light used to be, and one on either side of the undertray up under the rear cowl). The bottom of the license plate kicks out at about a 45 degree angle.
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I chose to cut off the excess plastic then mount the plate a little higher and added LED turn signals.

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Jardine fender eliminator:
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Kept stock tailights, installed Clear Alternatives smoke taillight intergrator and lenses. Jardine bracket eliminated license light, installed LED plate frame instead.

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