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Old 06-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Another Fender Eliminator

Has anyone tried this fender eliminator? There seem to be tons of different variables of this design on fleabay. The price is right... would just like to see it installed on someone else's bike. For the price though I think i might just bite the bullet and give it a shot. And before the comments come, i do want to use the stock signals. I live in a big city and commute at night on the the freeway. One, I don't want to mess with the wiring too much front and back and second, the bigger and brighter the better. Gotta help out those drunk drivers just leaving the drive thru daiquiri bars when I'm riding home from work.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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Seems to meet your needs, I vote to go for it!!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:21 AM   #3
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Yes, I have that exact one in with the carbon fiber finish. Good seller and good product. Let me know if you need any other info.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Thats all I wanted to hear. Gonna order it today after work, will post up some photos after I slap it on.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Attached are a few photos...the carbon is fairly nondescript but I like it that way...matches the carbon exhaust nicely I think.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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Cool. Looks good on there. Thanks for the photos jrbuie. Looks like you put some kind of extender on it for your inspection sticker.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:51 AM   #7
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Yes, that's the metal plate from the stock fender. It lined up perfectly with the fender eliminator kit so I decided to use it for the inspection sticker...one less reason to get pulled over I guess. I will also tell you that i had to include a few washers on the underside to secure the new kit properly. After I first intalled it seemed a bit loose...a couple washers did the trick!
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:55 AM   #8
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Yoman793, your other question regarding wiring....the LED license plate will have to be hardwired....i used heat shrink connectors and wrapped them in electrical tape. The connections are under the seat so you should be fine. Good luck.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #9
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I have the basic one from the same seller. No design, just the led plate light. for $20 I was pretty happy with it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #10
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Finally got a day off and snapped some pictures of my bikes new rear end. Looks much better than that big ole mud flap that was on there before. The fender eliminator came just as described. I purchased the black powder coated one. Looks nice and matches the bike well. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:11 AM   #11
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Nice!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #12
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Does the plate light do an adequate job of illuminating the plate?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
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Does the plate light do an adequate job of illuminating the plate?
Yes....
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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Yes....
I disagree. I have been informed by a LEO friend of mine that the light on its own is not quite up to snuff. This of course was just his opinion. I will say that the plate position is such that a vehicles headlights illuminate it very well. Overall its a nice looking and cheap FE.

I've messed around with bits of cardboard to angle the light downwards toward the plate more and it has helped a bit. Perhaps its just my led light strip that came with the plate.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #15
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Just purchased this fender eliminator....no instructions!...I can see where it goes but I'm not clear on how to wire it. Can anyone help me here?
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:14 PM   #16
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Yes, I just purchased this fender eliminator from that ebay seller and it's awesome to say the least! It installed very easily, and I also bought it with the triple LED light to keep everything legal here in Cali.

Greg, the wiring is pretty simple and straightforward. Once you drop the original fender you'll trace 3 separate sets of wire loom, one to each one of the turn signals, and one down the middle to the license plate light. Cut them with enough room on either end of the wires so you have extra wire to cut when figuring where you want to route the wires and how much length you'll actually need because the new fender is much closer to the tail of the bike. Strip down the wires to reveal the copper wire, and simply rejoin the wires back together by applying the same colors together using either a butt splice or electrical tape, turn the bike to the on position to make sure all the lights are properly working, and you're ready to mount and be done! Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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Old 07-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #17
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Hey thanks James!....granted probably a silly question but just wanted to make sure I was doing it correctly.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #18
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No problem Greg! Electrical work is definitely not my favorite, but I got through this easily in about 45 mins from start to finish, but its totally worth the time, it looks 10 times better once it's all done!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #19
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I recently purchased and installed the basic version of this fender eliminator (i.e. without the mounting holes for signal lights and without the FZ1 cut-out logo). I went with the basic one mainly because I installed an integrated tail-light (from CustomLED) at the same time and therefore did not need the mounting locations for signal lights. Shipped cost was $22.98. Overall I am very pleased with the product. Build quality is very good and it does what it is intended to do very simply and cleanly. The plate light's performance I would rate as marginal (definitely not as much light as OEM)... time will tell I guess as to whether it will pass a LEO's inspection.

While no installation instructions were supplied, installation was quite easy. As noted in the pictures, I needed to buy 4 x 1/2" flat washers to use as shims, as well as 2 x 8mm nuts, 2 x 8mm flat washers, and 2 x 8mm split washers. The use of these shims was the simplest solution I could come up with to solve the issue of not being able to tighten the fender eliminator adequately due to some spacers at the bolt hole locations. I also purchased a package of in-line snap connectors (Wal-Mart) to connect the plate light wires to the OEM connections. The plate light wires in this kit are small gauge; I soldered the ends a bit to permit better crimping in the new connectors.

This vendor is Customized Bike Parts (Chris Reese). See the link to Ebay in the original post on this thread.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #20
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Here are a couple more "after" pics of the installation noted in previous post.
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