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Plans for a tail tidy... Versys 2009

Has anyone tried to make a tail tidy for their v?

I have a 2009 and really can not justify 60 for a small piece of metal.

Anyone got any plans or advice...

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Not sure what a "tail tidy" is, but some of the guys have tidied up the back end by cutting the part that hangs down below the license plate (you lose the reflector by doing that). Cost? About 5 minutes with a hacksaw....

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I think he might be talking about about a hugger. At least that's what we call it in the US.

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He's talking bout fender eliminator

here's one thread

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...hread.php?t=62



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some of the guys have tidied up the back end by cutting the part that hangs down below the license plate (you lose the reflector by doing that). Cost? About 5 minutes with a hacksaw....
I didn't lose my reflector!

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i did a simple tidy tail (fender eliminator) after i slapped in the clear rear lamp that has built-in signal lamp. the number plate is held by 2 piece of bent metal bar.

after 2 weeks i reverted back to the stock tail. Malaysia is a hot and wet country and rain comes unannounced anytime anywhere. hated the mud and dirt splatter that got all over covering up my clear rear lamp, seat and my back too.

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Malaysia is a hot and wet country and rain comes unannounced anytime anywhere. hated the mud and dirt splatter that got all over covering up my clear rear lamp, seat and my back too.

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Exactly the reason I just "bobbed" the narrow piece off the bottom and left the "scoop".
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Thanks for the posts...

I saw a v with a tail tidy on it and thought it looked amazing - didn't think about the spray going up my back, here in the uk it has been known to rain once in a while

I wanted to have a go at making my own - don't like the idea of cutting the one on the bike

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