Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Honda CBR300R / CB300F / CBR250R
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
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