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Fender eliminator mod

Kawasaki Versys fender eliminator mod-So one of the first mods I did was get rid of the rear fender and used the stock parts to create a temporary bootleg undertail kit. The only thing I used that didn't come with the stock parts was longer bolts to reach the original hardware. I may have been able to make it more clean but I wanted to keep the plate light and I didn't want to drill since it's temp. The plate is very well lit. I didn't intend to do this, it just happened. I only intended to change out the tail light but one thing led to another... it'll work for now. One thing I must note is that I purchased a integrated brake light/blinker kit so no need for the stock blinkers.
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there are a number of reasons why manufactured tail tidy kits don't take the same approach, but let me mention just one.

hit something just right with that rear wheel, stuff the shock, and the tire can contact the fender liner. bye-bye plate, maybe bye-bye tire...hope the bike stays right side up. please don't say that it will never happen, i'll be forced to post up photos of broken fender liners.
I hear that,Thanks for the input. Lets see those photos!


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Lets see those photos!
i suppose i could dig one up, but i'd rather wait and see what's going to happen with that plate.
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i suppose i could dig one up, but i'd rather wait and see what's going to happen with that plate.
I agree w/ jdrocks. I've seen pics on this forum showing the underseat bit trashed by contact from the rear tire....

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Additionally - I shortened the stock license plate bracket by 1.5" on my '15 so that I wouldn't catch my thumb when putting the rear-end onto a stand.



Then, somewhere last summer my tire caught it and "removed" MOST of it...!





YOUR tail-tidy looks MORE vulnerable than mine....
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i suppose i could dig one up, but i'd rather wait and see what's going to happen with that plate.
Sounds good, I'll keep ya posted


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I agree w/ jdrocks. I've seen pics on this forum showing the underseat bit trashed by contact from the rear tire....

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Additionally - I shortened the stock license plate bracket by 1.5" on my '15 so that I wouldn't catch my thumb when putting the rear-end onto a stand.



Then, somewhere last summer my tire caught it and "removed" MOST of it...!





YOUR tail-tidy looks MORE vulnerable than mine....

Agreed


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