Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012-2015
High quality FE kit!
Installation of the Yoshi FE kit took about 1.5 hours, as I had some issues following along with the instructions - it missed one or two steps with fender removal and assemble of the FE kit.
However, I must say, that I am glad I spent about 3x the amount to purchase this FE kit as the look and durability is amazing.
On my first bike, a 2013 Ninja 300, I had bought a cheaper $40 Targa FE kit for that one, and it was simply a license plate bracket with cheap blinkers. It was not durable, and I had issues with the lights fogging and falling off.
My friend also purchased the competition werks FE kit for his 2008 ZZR600, and for them being the same price, the CW FE looks and feels like a cheap $40 knock off as well.
In comparison, the Yoshi FE kit looks like it was 100% made for this bike, rather than a universal "one fits all" kit! Love it!
September 9, 2015
Looks great and feels really sturdy
Took like an hour to install just because I had trouble getting the robber part of the blinkers into the mount but other than that easy to install and I highly reccomend
August 27, 2015
Great product, bike looks a lot cleaner
Bike: 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
Pros: Bike looks cleaner (looks more like a sport bike than a dirt bike in the back), feels safer (turn signals are a bit higher and the white LED's are brighter than stock so they should be more visible to cars), and it just looks a lot cooler.
Cons: The horror stories of the turn signals are true. They were a pain to put into the new bracket. Also, the license plate bracket bolts onto the bracket that goes onto the bike, there are no washers or nuts that come for these bolts, I would recommend lock tight as I had them back out on me and almost fall off of the bike.
Overall: I would definitely recommend this product. It just makes the bike look finished. It's definitely worth the extra effort to get the turn signals into the new bracket.
August 24, 2015
Definitely worth every dime, makes the bike look sleek and gets rid of that ugly stock tail. Took only about an hour or so to install. Yoshimura makes a quality oem product for your bike!!
June 23, 2015
Solid product, not easy to install.
Once we finally got the fender eliminator on it looks awesome and I am very happy with it. However, be prepared to be frustrated during the install. It is not easy as some other people have suggested. Total time for me was about 2.5 hours.
Hints: Install the lights onto the mounting brackets before attaching them to the whole fender eliminator. Lubing them up with some Dawn soap was the trick that worked to actually get them in there.
May 29, 2015
Was just the look I needed to make my bike have that extra umph!
The stock fender for the Ninja 650 does what it needs to do. But I don't ride, well I don't choose to ride in weather that allows for such kick ups of dirt or rain. So I decided to get the Yoshi fender. It is very clean and durable. Has a good space between my indicators because that could be a problem in some places.
April 1, 2015
Install takes time, finish product is worth it!
The design, fit and finish of this product are excellent. Install is a little tricky, pay special attention to not only the right / left of the turn signals, but also which side of the bracket you put it through (you will understand if you buy the kit and go to install the stock turn signals into the brackets that hold them, if you put them through the wrong side of the bracket the turn signals will be upside down when you go to put it all together ). I am glad that you reuse the stock turn signals as it keeps the price down on the kit itself, you may struggle with the assembly of the first side, the second one will be easier. A metal spoon or a plastic auto trim remover tool with a fish hook style end will help make it much easier. The rest of the install was straight foward and I could not be happier with the end result.
March 16, 2015
Sleep and Sturdy
This product is more expensive than most. The reason probably has to do with how solidly this is built. The steel structure is strong while creating nice lines with the bike. This is the only purely cosmetic add-on I have done and aesthetically it was worth it, though I do with it was a little cheaper.
August 11, 2014