Hotbodies TAG Fender Eliminator Kit Honda CBR250R
Straight Up Junk
Where to begin? Was it the absolutely terrible, photocopied instructions? The terribly molded, low quality plastics that didnt even come close to matching factory plastics? Could it have been the signal bracket that the signals couldnt bolt to, because the holes were too big? Or maybe it was that the CBR 300 has multiple places where the bolt assembly is different, causing this kit to not fit. No, I think it was when I realized that the tail boom that my tail light bolts into would be completely removed, unless I pulled out the chop saw, cut the end off it, and used the internal bolting assembly to hold the tail light in place, with what was left of my tail boom. Yes. It was at this moment that I realized I was returning my precious bike back to factory build, and not installing this kit. I'm now thoroughly ready to call this one 2 hours wasted, and a lesson well learned. Save your money.
November 10, 2015
Absolutely terrible. Doesnt hold together properly (constantly have to bang the two edges together), decent material but required dremelling to fit my 2012 cbr 250r. Wires run under the plate and through two small holes but it does the job of eliminating the fender.
The only good thing about this product is the price and the fact that I can easily bend/fold my license plate. I strongly recommend a better brand.
November 8, 2015
Bang for the buck
The kit instructions can be a bit troublesome but are manageable. The plastics are not of the highest quality though...
The bracket for the indicators especially shows and has already cracked within a couple hundred miles. However all is not lost. If you plan on finishing out the delete with an integrated tail light, the Hotbodies TAG Fender Eliminator Kit would make a most economical solution.
August 26, 2015
Bad turn signal bracket
The bracket that holds the turn signals is of very thin plastic and will most likely break.
The eliminator itself looks good but I would only get it if buying a stop light with integrated turn signals so you can remove the stock ones.
June 22, 2015
Doesn't fit a CBR300R without modification
This product has to be modified to fit the 2015 CBR300R, apart from that the product is quite poor quality feeling very cheap and the fitment being poor.
The issue regarding fitment is the hotbodies fender eliminator have a single hole at the rear whilst the subframe has 2 holes that don't align with the fender eliminator, photos attached
June 2, 2015
Economy Fender Elliminator
You get what you pay for and with Hotbodies that's definitely the case. I honestly cant complain much since the price was so low but this thing was a heck of a ride to install. I'm not mechanically inadequate either. Firstly, it did not come with any of the washers, nuts, or bolts it said it was supposed to. The instructions are absolutely awful. Pictures are re-used and out of order and terribly printed. The pictures are simply images captured from the installation demo video Hotbodies has on their Youtube channel. I seriously recommend disregarding these instructions altogether as they only made things confusing and were not even for the correct bike model NOR product model.
Anyway, the product itself is cheap plastic. It's cheap and that's what you're paying for. OEM parts are at least 3x better in quality but at least this fender eliminator kit from Hotbodies was able to hold itself together. Fitting it was an absolute nightmare. Modifications had to be made in some places via Dremel but thankfully the fender parts themselves were roughly cut to the correct dimensions. This kit is definitely easier than cutting your own kit out of plastic, but barely so and definitely overpriced for what you get. I may even suggest simply mounting your plate via bent scrap metal bolted to your frame/plastics. Picture I uploaded is an example of what I suggest after installing this product. Really.
April 13, 2015
Looks Good But Works Poorly
I bought this eliminator kit for my 2013 CBR 250R although it does what is meant to do (eliminate the fender) it does it poorly. Installed this about two weekends ago and the bracket that holds the turn signals has already cracked up both sides so the signals flop like crazy. The instructions are poor and low quality. IF I were to recommend this it would only be if you are going to get the integrated tail light so the turn signals are all together gone ( what I will now be doing). If you want to keep the standard size signals I would go with the higher quality Yoshi kit etc.
March 23, 2015
Installed on my partners Honda CBR250R. Great product, pretty easy to install if you know what you are doing. If not, then i suggest watching a few videos of how to install it to give you an idea. Ours didn't sit 100% correctly as a clip was broken in the side plastics but other then that, it looks amazing.
We got the textured look but we should have gone with the gloss but oh well, still looks amazing plus you don't even see it.
March 16, 2015