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Old 04-20-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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Fender Eliminator - Universal?

I was looking at buying a tail tidy but they seem stupidly expensive. I can't figure out why it would be worth buying the R&G one when universal mounts are less than a third of the cost. Has anybody had any experience with this? I'd most likely need a separate tail light and would want one that is plug and play. If there is an easy kit out there that simply holds the stock signals and takes a nice tail light and mounts easily, then I think I'm sold.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

You won't likely find one that is truly plug and play. The SV requires cutting, unfortunately. When I bought my SV, I ordered a FE from Lockhart at around 80 bucks. What I got was a piece of junk. Lockhart includes a plastic filler piece that's supposed to fill the hole left by the SV's stock fender. This piece seemed to be made out of pressed cardboard. I'm serious- it's just crap. Next I purchased a Bestem undertail. The Bestem unit is well made, includes built-in LED signals (may not be legal in your state), and is a breeze to install. Best of all, it was selling for under 60 bucks when I bought mine.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

Evotech makes a nice kit. Not cheap, but should be fully bolt-on and includes everything you need.

https://evotech-performance.com/prod...ards-tail-tidy
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:36 AM   #4
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

+1 on the Bestem, it's a well made piece of kit and very budget friendly.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:47 AM   #5
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

I have a yellow hot bodies for 2nd 650 I'd let go cheap? Don't need it racing and I have it setup to plug and go.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

I think OP has a Gladius...
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:25 AM   #7
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

Yes, have a 2009 gladius! I was looking at the evotech one and will probably do that, but was really just curious if its worth it/different enough than a universal kit
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:12 AM   #8
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

The only truly "universal" kit is cutting down the stock one.

I did that to an 05 with good results for zero $$$$ while not touching the brake and signals. If you cut everything below the reflector blob and fabbed a good plate attachment the blob would be small with stock brake etc.

Give it a thought and a look. You would be removing or chopping the bits anyway.


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Old 04-21-2017, 10:17 AM   #9
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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

Here's a pic of the Evotech on my '08 SV. I like that it retains all the factory lighting and requires no cutting or modification to the bike.

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Re: Fender Eliminator - Universal?

^^^^^^
Dude has a Gladius. (so that won't work. Sigh!)

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