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Has Anyone Trimmed Their Tail?

I saw this ad for the new Corbin Seat for the versys: http://www.corbin.com/kawasaki/kvrs8cds.shtml and I noticed that the UGLY Tail Piece with the reflector was gone . Has anybody done surgery on their rear end. I think I'm going to take a Dremel to mine and get rid of that extension piece.
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I won't do it because I don't want a stripe up my back like when I rode bicycle's in the rain !!!

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when i bought my Versys the tail piece was cut just like the one in the Corbin pic, no problem with spray from the tire when the road is wet. Your back will not have a strip from it.

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I won't do it because I don't want a stripe up my back like when I rode bicycle's in the rain !!!
I just put my Hugger on, and I don't ride in the rain if possible
I would like to put on a new Custom Under Tail Piece, but they're pricey!!
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There are some on the site that have cut a lot more off. I guess it depends on if you need the license plate light.

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

The only kit I've seen which I liked was this 'R and G' model:

http://www.motospecialties.com/store...pe=Tail%20Kits

It seems to re-use most of the existing lights (which I'd prefer to do).

But, it's not a "must have" for me, so I'm waiting a while...
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I cut the last five or six inches off to facilitate use of a rear wheel stand. The reflector bit kept getting in the way. I trimmed it following the descending V shape. It is hardly noticeable and still provides some fling-off protection.
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Looks like about the same look I did the day I got my V. I don't really think getting rid of the entire rear does for the V. what it does for most rockets, I like it but not sure I wanna spend that much for it, not to mention the fact that you lose some spray protection with it. A hugger only protects from about mid-tail forward, so your tail light will still might take whatever your tire throws at it. Here's a couple of pics of mine I shot for ya. It was super easy, about 2 min with a hacksaw and a large file. Looks much better without that huge reflector, I think.
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Looks Better anyway! Time to get out the SAW!!!
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Good luck indeed!
Just take a bit of due time to get it right, even trace with a pencil if you like. use a large coarse file for final finishing. Looks better than stock and is FREE!!!
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Here is mine. A dremel and some scrap metal and wallah.


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Mine is cut exactly like Baddone; however, check out Frog Specialties for a nice undertail fender eliminator.

http://www.frogspecialties.com/index.php?categoryid=26

By the way...Is that Corbin seat a little ugly?
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I just cut mine straight across just below the bottom of the license plate.

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I just trimmed a little off...


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Mine is cut exactly like Baddone; however, check out Frog Specialties for a nice undertail fender eliminator.

http://www.frogspecialties.com/index.php?categoryid=26

By the way...Is that Corbin seat a little ugly?
Yeah, it is a little ugly isn't it?!? Kinda reminds me of a lounge chair with a scalloped paint job

Anyone order one yet?
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Yep - Trimmed the tail, made a little stainless steel bracket and remounted the plate. Also took off the grab handles while I was there, and finally took off the 'Eiffel tower' rear foot pegs [edit - added completed tail photo]








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That stainless plate is sweet! You happen to have a file or drawing with the dimensions?
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I just trimmed a little off...
Me too. (see attached)
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That's the first red hugger I've seen. That model doesn't come in red--did you paint it? Colorite or did you find a close match? Looks good.
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hey baddone...what hugger is that? Did you paint it yourself? Looks very nice.
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hey baddone...what hugger is that? Did you paint it yourself? Looks very nice.
It is a Powerbronze hugger I got off E-bay. I painted it with some red I had lying around the garage. I have since found some paint that matches much better and I did my belly pans with it, haven't taken pics yet of the belly pans but they look great.

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