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I did search but if it was already posted I apologize in advance.

I know it would seem primitive and crude but would it be a sin to cut or slice the fender to eliminate the dangling reflector?

That unnecessary appendage has always offended me and detracts from the look of the bike. Why not go all the way and have Kawasaki just add an orange pennant flag like on kids bikes or a mobility scooter.

Make the cut right behind the license plate with a dremel tool.
Fender eliminators are great but I don't mind the stock fender minus the safety tonsil.

I understand if this post causes my banishment and exile.
 

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just make your own fender eliminator from brackets you can buy from home depot

or buy a universal fender eliminator and install that.

much cleaner than stock.
 

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Yea there are kits you can buy that give you everything you need to eliminate the fender. You can likely figure it out yourself as well if you are handy.

i agree that it looks much better by getting rid of the fender. Not sure why they even make them like that in the first place.
 

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tail tidy kits are always a must, no matter what bike it is, even expensive ducati's need it, like the 1199. best cost-effective way to upgrade how any bike looks
 

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I still don't get why the manufacturers can't integrate the turn signals with the tail light



you're telling me on this big slab of tail light they couldn't make the two outside corners into turn signals??
 

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I still don't get why the manufacturers can't integrate the turn signals with the tail light



you're telling me on this big slab of tail light they couldn't make the two outside corners into turn signals??
It's probably a cost issue, plus a way to save cool things like that for a higher end flagship model. They can put all their eggs in one basket.
 

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I do like the way GSXR's have the integrated and streamlined turn signals in back AND having the turn signals on the mirrors in front.

I would gladly pay extra for that.
 

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Does anyone recommend a better way to cut the fender than using a dremmel to chop off the dangling reflector?

If I like the new look fine, if not I go the fender eliminator route.
 

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I will slice like a surgical incision. If it looks good, end of story.
If it doesn't then a fender eliminator will be ordered. I didn't mind the fender on the Ninja 300 BUT that extending appendage and reflector tail crosses the line.

I figure a dremmel cutting circle will do a nice job unless someone else has a better tool.
 

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Teachable Moment.

What is an air saw, mini or full size? What are the applications?
Weaping is a process of doing what? Can other materials beside fiberglass be used?

Maybe I know what you mean by other terminology.
 

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Ok
You're talking about a reciprocating saw or sawzall.

That would give better result than dremmel?
 

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I did a test on a throwaway piece of plastic and the dremmel cut through it like butter. I have to adjust my touch because the small circle attachement did break after a few inches and the heat from the friction does cause some plastic bubbling.

Reciprocating saw seems to be too brutal while the dremmel uses finesse.
 
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