Homemade Fender Eliminator on my R6
Well, like most people, I don't like the stock rear fender. I had already planned on buying the rear taillight w/ integrated turn signals, so I don't really figure that into my cost. I had looked at several sites, including eBay for a fender eliminator kit. Most are in the $20-30 range and don't have a license plate light. Others are in the $80-90 range and have a license plate light and funky turn signals (either stalks or barely visible single LEDs). I wanted to be legal at night, so I decided to make my own eliminator with a license plate light bracket.
I have several small aluminum brackets used for supporting garage door openers, so I took some measurements and cut two small brackets. I then took a couple more measurements and drilled some holes in the brackets to bolt them to the undertail, as well as to mount the stock license plate bracket and the stock light. Next, I ground down any burrs, as well as rounded off the corners of my new brackets. Next was a light coat of semi-flat black paint.
I then purchased some rubber washers and some nuts and used the stock holes and screws for mounting my two brackets. I also have the rear taillight with integrated turn signals installed (Thanks, Speedwerks!). Cost of hardware was less than $3. If you want to include the taillight, then yeah, I spent in the $80-90 range, but I personally like my setup better because none of the other fender eliminators came with the taillight that I wanted.
I did not have to make any modifications to the undertail of the bike. Also, I was able to use the stock wiring for the light bulb. Now, whenever I go to the track, I can just unbolt the brackets, pop off the undertail, disconnect the light and put it back together. Total time necessary to remove the brackets, light, etc. is about 5-10 minutes.
Oh, and one other thing I added was the solo cowl. Here are some pics. First are before and after pics of the stock fender and then my fender eliminator.
Last edited by Captain Morgan; 02-11-2005 at 11:14 PM.