Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit Yamaha FZ-09 / FJ-09
Works great, does it's job properly. The install was rather interesting as I had to cut off a portion of the old fender to cover the key hole. But other than that it was pretty simple.
May 20, 2016
Cleans up the tail nicely.
This is the best fender eliminator on the market imo. Fit and finish is of high quality. Cleaned up the tail of my fz-09.
April 12, 2016
Awesome product... looks great and super easy install!!!
The quality of the build is good.... not excellent, as it didn't line up to my license plate. Had to modify the alignment holes, but that's okay! Other then that, the product is amazing. Great looks and super easy to install. Yamaha FJ-09 made the tail eliminator super easy. Litterly remove the rear seat and remove the bolts. That's it!!!
April 5, 2016
Does not fit well, will require bending, butt connectors....
This eliminator was the best rated and seems like a fair price. I was not happy with how it went together and how flimsy the entire apparatus was. I wish there were better diagrams or pictures I could have reviewed prior to purchase. I think there are better options out there.
-Has a nice license plate light (if thats something you want)
-Price is not bad
-Can keep stock turn signals but it does mean you will have to use the branded license plate frame as the turn signal mounts for the stock signals are mounted to the license plate frame not the mount that attaches to the bike
-The mount was not made well or out of quality material, it was light flimsy and did not match up well with the other parts such as the license plate mount itself and the keyhole cover
-Install wasnt all that bad, but
-I had to bend the brand new part i just bought because the mount was too wide to fit the key hole cover inside of it. The keyhole cover is only an interference fit so it needs to be rather snug.
-I also had to bend out the license plate bracket because the way it attaches to the mount makes part of the mount stick out where the license plate goes.
-The license plate light does not have appropriate electrical fittings to fit the stock connectors which are nothing special. You have a couple of options, drive to hardware store and buy proper connectors for the bike specific part you just bought, or you can cut off the old harness and use the supplied red butt connectors (looks great if youre into the ol red butt connectors and black tape kind of job), or i suppose you could solder and use heat shrink if that is handy.
-The turn signals mount to a bracket mounted to the license plate frame mounting the license plate mounted to the bracket that holds the license plate light mounted to the bracket mounted to the bike. All of these parts are cheap and flimsy, the license plate being the most rigid part of the entire assembly. The turn signals require the use of the license plate frame as the bracket that holds the turn signals is only attached to the license plate frame. The license plate frame is only attached at the top.
-They will not take exchanges after install
-several of these things were not realized until after i had my bike apart and cut the original keyhole cover.
If it were just one or two little things, I would have no real beef, but this part as a whole is just not made well and many of the things i mentioned will not be realized until after you reach the point of no return on install and you will not get a refund or exchange. At the end of the day it is installed and functional just isn't designed as well as you would expect from yoshimura.
April 4, 2016
Looks great, attaches with ease
I installed this with a friend on both of our bikes. First time, learning process took about an hour and a half. Once you know what you are doing it takes about 30 minutes. The finish on the brackets is very clean. highly recommended.
March 29, 2016
Slick looking great product
The product out of package looks and feels great and you know it's quality straight away.
I installed it over the weekend. Although the instructions don't really give an in depth procedure and are a little confusing I was able to find a good video on YouTube which helped with the installation. (there isn't a video on the Yoshimura FZ/MT-09 installation)
It is really quite a basic install and anyone who has held a spanner or screwdriver should have no issues.
Once installed and tested no one will be disappointed with their purchase as it looks slick and refined. Great part highly recommended!
Sorry for the dark photos, underground carpark.
March 29, 2016
The eliminator is all you can ask for.
The Yoshimura fender eliminator is the perfect way to clean up your tail end, while still looking like it came from the factory. The main factor that made me choose this eliminator over the competition is the fact that it retains the OEM seat lock cover. The other brands do not keep the cover which can lead to dirt/debris to get into the locking mechanism, which can lead to premature failure of the lock. Although you have to cut the plastic and fit it into the eliminator kit it has not given me a problem in the 1,000+ miles since I've had this system installed.
The only con I have with this product is how they want you to wire up the LED tag light. The kit includes two pink butt connectors where they want you to cut the OEM harness to slip the wire into the connector then clamp them together. I went a different route since I didnt want to destroy ANY OEM part on this bike. I went up to my local auto store and picked up some bullet connectors so the kit then becomes 100% plug and play, as opposed to splicing the wires. An extra $4 can save you plenty of time and saves your OEM harness if for some reason you want to go back to stock fender.
March 29, 2016
Best looking fender eliminator
Super easy install and looks clean. The powder coating is even and adds that extra bit of high quality look vs black plastic. Just a heads up though, because of the geometry of the fz-09, any eliminator will cause the back wheel to toss road debris onto your back and the seat. Nothing I actually notice while riding but there is a decent amount of gravel on the seat after a long ride.
March 8, 2016