Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Honda CBR300R / CB300F / CBR250R
I just (almost) finished fully installing this, and it took the better part of a very frustrating day. If this is a 1 out of 3 on the difficulty scale, I don't want to know what a 2 or 3 is.
The directions leave a lot to be desired, and are completely inadequate for disassembly.
Note: the CB300F tail light cover has plastic L hooks and are particularly difficult to get that piece off without damage, but it needs to be pushed towards the back of the bike for removal after you take out the 3 screws.
The plate that mounts the license plate section only has 3 holes, but it really needs 4 holes, so I'm hoping it won't make noise since I could only secure it with 2 bolts.
Also note: rerouting the wiring harness to be below the tail light section is also required, channeling the license plate light, and the two turn signal light wires up, otherwise the underside piece will not fit. So the license place section with the turn signal lights has to be in place to wire everything up before you put the tail light back in, but the tail light has two very difficult to reach screws that are near impossible to put on if the license plate is attached, so have a really long screwdriver if you want to reattach those.
Speaking of the underside piece, you have to remove two existing bolts and come up with replacements that are 1-2cm longer otherwise you won't be able to finish the installation.
After everything, I believe that Yoshimura didn't actually create this kit for the CB300F, but rather assumed that the CBR300 kit would work for the CB300F, and it really doesn't. I would wait for another kit to come out or keep the ugly coccyx stock fender.
May 31, 2015
Great quality, makes the bike much better
Removing the original fender assembly is a real pain in the a** and if you dont have sockets, cresent wrenches and an assortment of screw drivers it will be extremely difficult to get the old parts off. i was able to get everything apart in about an hour having no prior experience with motorcycle mods
That being said once you get it apart this fender eliminator kit is great. i was able to install it in about a half hour with no trouble at all and it is much more user friendly than the original hardware. Quality of the parts were top notch
My only issue with this kit is the price. They charge $100 for what appears to be $10-$15 worth of hardware, but even though you will pay bit of a premium you will not be dissappointed
April 10, 2015
Paying For Quality and You Won't be Disappointed
Quality Product by Yoshimura is there and you can never go wrong with their products. It will take some time to install because you are removing the whole rear end and installing it back together. Keep in mind you do have to find a new place for all the stock wiring harness which was tuck right behind the tail light. Also, you have a choice to install the signal bracket or not. I left it out due to having integrated turn signals in my tail light.
They recommended cutting the stock wiring off the old vanity light but, I chose not to. Just in case if I ever want to reverse the install to sell the bike. Plus, I hate messing with the stock harness and always like to modify the wirings that are not stock (if that makes sense).
The only thing I wished they had was a pre-wired connector with a Pin to the LED Vanity Light (to make it easier on people who are not electrical friendly). But, easy fix is to get a Male Pin Similar to the factory harness at any electronic store (RadioShack). Once, you have that it will be a plug and play.
I would Highly Recommend this Rear Fender Eliminator Kit to anyone that wants to get rid of that hideous fender.
March 21, 2015
Very frustrating experience
I bought two of these kits, one for my roommate (2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300) and one for me (2015 Honda CBR300R).
The instructions that came with both kits left much to be desired: 6 poor quality black and white photos, with lists of steps that were cryptic at best. To Revzilla's credit, there is an installation PDF (with color photos) available on the product page, however the instructions there are basically the same as what came in the box and it was also for the wrong model year. We ended up having to rely primarily on other customers' YouTube videos (which unfortunately still didn't explain everything 100%). We're both reasonably intelligent dudes, yet installing the kit on the Ninja took us literally an entire Sunday, plus a trip to Home Depot because some stock screws got stripped (admittedly, ruining the screws was our own fault).
Installing the kit on the Honda has now already taken several hours and is still a "work-in-progress"--because, rather than including a metal bracket with bolt holes in the right places, Yoshimura instead included a completely separate "new" metal bracket (in addition to the license plate metal bracket) that has to be fastened to the one already on the bike...and they didn't even include the right bolts to attach it. That means I have to make another trip to Home Depot and hope that I finally have everything I need to finish the installation. In the meantime, my bike sits half-torn apart in the garage, dejected and completely unusable.
Given the hefty price tag these kits carry, they should: 1) come with clear, accurate instructions and several high-quality photos, and 2) come with all of the necessary components for an installation--without having to make a trip (or two) to a hardware store. The fact that these things weren't part of the package makes this product a 1 out of 5 for me on the "bang for the buck" and "ease of install" scales. If these issues get fixed then this would definitely be a product I could recommend.
March 16, 2015
Good-looking Fender and Sturdy Build
First time ordering from Revzilla and after reading reviews about the ordering system around here, I knew it'd go perfectly. Revzilla shipped the box out lighting fast and it was packed intensely for something so small. As for the kit, definitely well made compared to plastic kits around. The installation process took some time but after getting around the sparse guides on the internet you are able to get it on properly. However when fitting this to a CB300F, they have only one hole on the fender plate compared to the two bolts the bike has, however it fit snugly with some patience. great buy. Also for those looking at it, the stock fender does help when mud/water splashes up, so there is a trade.
March 4, 2015
Test your patience with this install
First the good; looks great, feels sturdy, does it's job. Saw some reviews about the license plate light not being bright enough - it is.
The bad? The install took two people about 4 hours to complete. There was some modification to get things to fit, which isn't unusual in motorcycle upgrades, but we modified things that should be standard, such as not having enough room under the final fender plate to fit the ball of wires for the brake lights/blinkers. If you have patience, this fender eliminator sure does make a difference in looks - but prepare to get angry at a few questionably placed screws.
March 2, 2015
The installation was a bit much. You definitely have to have lots of tools/ right tools (thankful I do) but it took my 3 1/2 hours to complete. The directions were not cool (aka bad word that it won't allow me to use) and I had to think a lot of how I think it should be installed because nothing else showed me. Overall the finishing product looks really good. I'm now tired and my back hurts lol
February 14, 2015
I am a 67 yr. old mechanic, machinist, welder, and this product was a bear to install because the instructions and pictures suck. I had to do it by trial & error, and it took way too long. I tack welded & re-painted the license plate brackets to make sure they did not loosen. Its an adjustable set up for any size plate in the world I guess. They could have made the ones for the US market to fit our plates
February 9, 2015