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2015 650 Tail Tidy

Looking at maybe removing the very long rear fender. This is the only one I can find for a 2015. Anyone know of any others?

Also, I imagine the down side is more water spraying up and hitting the rider, pillion or top case. Anyone able to comment?

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I've been looking at that one, too. I don't like the look of the fender and, more importantly, it gets in the way of the handle on my paddock stand. I'm kind of curious about the amount of spray that will be kicked up without it on there but not too concerned about it.
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Cut mine just below the license plate and left room for the reflector. Looks better to me
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...more importantly, it gets in the way of the handle on my paddock stand....
I have the SAME issue w/ MY '15. Caught my hand GOOD once.... OUCH!


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Just took some tin snips to the rear fender on my 09...

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I cut mine too then added a Pyramid universal splash guard. It looks and protects more than the OEM.
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Umm, yeah in my post?
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Umm, yeah in my post?
Nice rear fender setup Jeff. I think what the Hornet meant was, from the rear view first shot, to 2 closeups, it's hard too see what the bike would look like from the more distant rear section view of the first pic. It looks like you put a rear fender on in between pics which is confusing as to what that fender would look like on the rear tail section. The sexy rear huggers look good, but they don't have the utility of your rear fender in the pic.

I think we all want to see what your bike looks like so we can start copying it well, if you put links on your posts so we could find the parts.
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OK OK here are a couple different views of my rear fender work. Does this help?
Amazon.com: Ductail - Motorcycle Rear Spray Reducer - Tour: Automotive

They even have a carbon fiber version:
https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/a...enda-protector
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Thanks Jeff!

It looks like a winner to me, especially with your engineered tag-installation.
You save the weight of a big fender, and still get big-fender splash protection for the cost of a fender extender.

I had to pay $10 extra for the UK Queen's tax at Pyramid, but I got the Versys 2010+ version for the slip-stream

Now if I put layers of 2" wide rows of red and white 3M reflective tape at the bottom of the Yellow Jacket "Stinger", a blind person should be able to see me if they get that close. BUZZZ BUZZZ!




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I got this one: Kennzeichenhalter Kawasaki Versys650/ABS, LE650E (German site.)
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