Hotbodies TAG Fender Eliminator Kit Honda CBR250R / CBR300RR
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
This kit really cleans up the rear look.
I really like the look that this fender eliminator kit gives the bike. It doesn't have a bulky look anymore. I watched the video that was on the site and decided to give it a shot. Big hands can be a downer as it's a pretty tight place to work on the tali of the bike. The finish of the plastic parts id really nice. Only request I would have is that the plastic piece the turn signals mount on could use a bit more of reinforcement to take the lights bouncing with road bumps. Mine has some cracks but still works great. Just like on of the rating questions asked, this product is the best bang for you buck. Thanks.
October 13, 2014
You get what you payfor
Cheap plastic and doesn't fit perfect. For how cheap it is its not bad but if you have the extra cash i would probably shoot for the Yoshimura over the hot bodies
July 16, 2014
Good alternative for the yoshimura FE
Build quality wasn't perfect. There is a small gap at the very rear of the FE that bugs me, but not so much that I've taken it back off.
From what I've heard, the turn signal bracket is extremely flimsy. I don't use it, so it doesn't bother me. If for some reason that's a dealbreaker for you, go spend 5 bucks at lowes and fabricate one rather than spending more on the yoshimura.
Its not an AMAZING FE. But it does the job, and does it well enough.
June 2, 2014
Very cheaply made
I bought this for my CBR250R, and I really wish I had gone for a higher quality kit. First off, this kit didn't even contain the bracket necessary to mount the plate light. Also, the "spacers" they give you are too large to mount the stock tail lights, but thankfully I had some washers laying around that I could use. Lastly, the unit entirely covers the back of the license plate, so you have to unmount the whole assembly to ever swap out a plate. Also, the new mounting for the blinkers is directly over the real wheel and doesn't properly seal the light housing, so now there is water inside my blinkers. Overall the plastic feels cheap and flimsy, and the included instructions are pretty bad. Whole steps missings. There's no way I can recommend this kit.
May 5, 2014
Excellent buy .!!! Will buy again
Excellent fitting when it came to the parts order..smooth transaction. !.
November 25, 2013