Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012-2014
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
Instructions are awful. Took about 3 hours today, but I did choose to solder the wires rather than use the included butt connectors. Product is decent overall. My one complaint other than the terribly unclear and poorly written instructions are the license plate screws are silver rather than black. Black would have given it a much nicer look overall. For what you get, I'd say it's worth about $60.
August 4, 2014
July 11, 2014
Great product. You pay for quality.
Although this Yoshimura fender eliminator isn't the cheapest option, it's definitely one of the best ones. The product is very good quality and, once installed, looks great on the bike. Installation was a bit tough, but it was removing the stock fender that was the difficult part, not installing this one. All in all, I definitely recommend you buy this product and make your bike look much sleeker and less bulky in the rear.
June 11, 2014
Very tidy kit
Pros: This set of brackets replaces the hideous stock fender that extends past the rear tire and tucks the license plate in neatly. The ugliest part of the 650 becomes the best looking. The brackets are sturdy and well-finished. Looks totally professional and not at all hackish, unlike some fender eliminators you see.
Cons: $100 feels like a bit much for a set of metal plates and an LED light, but I understand there are development costs they need to recoup and whatnot. It definitely improves the looks $100-worth though.
Also, the instructions are not super helpful. Consult youtube. The indicators were an especially big headache for me, with their rubber mountings very frustrating to try to get back into the bracket. The whole process probably took 3 hours, but I had never taken apart my bike to this extent before and I made a few mistakes that cost me time. If I were to start over from scratch I could do it in an hour and a half now.
PS: "This product is for closed course only and not street legal".. hah. You're not going to get in any trouble over this unless you live in the strictest place in the world.
June 4, 2014
Cleans up the rear nicely!
The kit itself is pretty straight forward and had no problems with installing it (did have some issues removing the stock fender, but nothing too difficult). I really like that it reuses the stock rear blinkers and the LED license light is nice and bright! Definitely a quality product and looks great on the bike!
May 19, 2014
Product looks great
Product is excellent makes my bike look a million times better
May 19, 2014