Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Honda CBR300R / CB300F / CBR250R
This is a very poorly designed product
I was truly looking forward to installing this product on my CB300F. After 3 hours of work attempting to decipher the directions (Which are terrible), I installed the Eliminator. Naturally in the kit I was sent, I am missing the actual cover for the underside of my bike. I have notified Yoshimura and asked for a replacement and they have not returned my calls and have overall been very rude.
Build quality wise, it all seems very cheap and doesn't seem well thought through at all. The screws that attach the headlights to the license plate are very weird and don't make any sense and have resulted in me losing all 4 of them and my turn signals floating in the breeze. In order to actually be able to wire everything properly DO NOT put everything back together until it is all hooked up. I made this mistake and was unable to attach any of the wiring due to very poor directions.
I am extremely unhappy with this product and if I didn't want to go through the chore again of trying to remove it, I would be returning it in a heartbeat to get something actually worth this money. This is not what I expect from a reputable company such as Yoshimura.
July 22, 2016
The directions were more like not!
I read the reviews and had mixed feelings about the instillation. Some said it was easy and other said it was not. Well I can concur. The directions were none a diagram of the tag and of screws does not count. It should have been open at your own risk. I have a CBR300R and I don't think the few directions they had listed were meant for my motorcycle. I think the directions were for the 250 and they just included the 300 because they were suppose to be similar. The screws they have in the package don't fit you will have to use 2 of the seat screws to put the under plate on because the ones they provide are not going to be long enough. I was guessing around and after taking off the screws off the ones they gave were to short so I just started using random ones and those fits perfectly. So you gonna have to go to the auto parts store. Any way the way it starts out does not even tell you to remove the seat. I guess they figure common sense should. And they have directions for the removal of the screws for the back seat. It says nothing about having to take the front one off but you will. It also does not tell you that you are going to have to remove all the back faring off the side. It is one piece and it pops and slides to the back but there is nothing that indicates what you should do after removing the 7 screws. I actually had to remove 11 screws and the locking system wires for the seat. It does not tell you that either. You will also have to remove 2 screws where the seat locking system is to bolt the under plate on. And it most definitely does not tell you that you gonna have to pop some of the caps off from under the seat. It took me about 2 hours to get it apart. After finally doing that the part itself did not make any sense at all. You get 5 pieces and a _ _ _ _ load of screws. The screws come in a baggy no number or anything just a bag. So you kinda just have to put it on and take it off until it makes sense. Then eventually give up go to bed and sleep on it to figure it out. I finally it got all together. I just have one problem with this part. They way you assemble it, hope and pray you never move because you have to take it apart to take the license plate off that's just the dumbest _ _ _ _ ever. They did not think that all the way through. Once you get it on its pretty sweet. And the LED light is way nicer than the one that's on there. But save your original you never know when you might want to trade it in to the dealer. They minus money for after market parts. Keep it any why as a back up. Ok, getting off my soap box. By the way I am a woman and my guy said I couldn't do this. After seeing the directions he most def didn't think I could do this. But I guess I showed him. Now he wants me to do his NOT!
June 4, 2016
Previously, I made the mistake of ordering the HotBodies Fender Eliminator for the CBR300. I decided to try again, and doubled down on the cost of the Yoshimura kit. This was a very much "get what you pay for" affair. The Yoshimura kit comes with decent instructions, all the hardware, wire crimp caps, and a thorough explanation of what needs to happen. Oh, and all the parts are made out of heavy gauge metal, powder coated black. Did I mention that they include a replacement license plate lamp, thats LED? Classy. (not being sarcastic, FYI.) Their screw pattern was accurate, and the components bolted to the bike as one would hope. The brackets that hold on your signals, while attached via the license plate screws arent shoddy either. The whole thing is solid and screws together tightly. Overall, took me about an hour to put the whole thing together.
In retrospect the only thing I might have improved would have been the signal mounts, but since the whole thing is held together by multiple metal brackets and allen bolts with lock screws, I doubt I have much to worry about. Overall, I'm pleased with the kit. So it was a hundred bucks. It was all metal, and not vacu-formed plastic.
10 out of 10, would buy again.
Oh yeah. They included a pretty swanky sheet of stickers. It may seem small, but it was a nice touch.
March 18, 2016
Great quality, nice finish. Pretty drilled holes were just a little off on my cb300f. Very easily fixed
February 16, 2016
Quick to install and looks great.
Had a bit of difficulty installing it on my 2012 cbr250r but eventually made it work. Looks great and is lot nicer some other fender eliminators available for my the cbr250r.
If you know how to solder I would recommend not using the crimps that come with the kit. Solder and heat shrink just looks a lot more professional and tidier.
November 30, 2015
Instruction is rather vague indeed but my CB300F looks great now.
After I read reviews which mentions the difficulty of installation, being a novice female rider, I was honestly not sure if I could install the product myself. The instruction came with it was not a foolproof-step by step with picture type thing. But with right tools (Metric!) and common sense, installation was not super difficult. With few trials and errors and some head scratching, it took about two hours for me to finish. There are screws that are hard to reach; two screws which secure the light assembly and two which secure upper center cowl (the black plastic cowl right under the tail light). I needed both relatively long and short screwdrivers respectively to reach them.
My CB300F definitely looks much cooler now. And I think I can say I earned Level 1 beard. ;)
October 23, 2015
Nice looking product. Well made and worth the money. Made my bike look a thousand times better.
The Yoshimura fender eliminator for a Honda cb350f is a very well made product. Installation is not as easy as they say due to the instructions not being very well done. Although once completed it'll make your bike look a thousand times better. Instead of having that cheap plastic fender that Honda put on.
September 7, 2015
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