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Hey guys,

I'm going to be (hopefully) picking up my Black R3 sometime next week. I abhor the look of the stock rear fender though and have been looking for a fender eliminator kit. I like the look of the Yoshimura, but it's a little expensive and I don't think it fits Canadian license plates. Also from TST Industries, but they said it won't be available until July.

Are there any others currently available?
 

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mpizzaca,


Many products are not available yet, and I'm hoping this machine really grabs the eye of the aftermarket engineers! Woot Woot!


Since you're going for an elimination kit, I'll assume you want to turn it into a track bike?


Otherwise, you may want to reconsider leaving the rear fender installed and looking at the motodynamics and keeping her safe from a rear end and your passengers happy from dirt spray!


Cheers and good luck!
 

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be (hopefully) picking up my Black R3 sometime next week. I abhor the look of the stock rear fender though and have been looking for a fender eliminator kit. I like the look of the Yoshimura, but it's a little expensive and I don't think it fits Canadian license plates. Also from TST Industries, but they said it won't be available until July.

Are there any others currently available?
Depends on what your wishes are. If you want to go with an integrated taillight you'd wait for TST. If you like to keep your OEM stock turn signals you can consider to look overseas at R&G. They've got a plug-in play set.

http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Yamaha/YZF-R3/2015_onwards/LP0172BK.aspx

 

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The RG unit looks better than the Yoshimura--less material. 54 British pounds plus the Value added tax may come out to around 90 US dollars shipped. The Yosh is about $110.00.

If you're handy with tools, you could simply make your own from sheet aluminum and a pair of of snips. Make a pattern from thin cardboard, trace it onto the metal, and cut. The RG photos give a good guide for the design.
 

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mpizzaca,


Many products are not available yet, and I'm hoping this machine really grabs the eye of the aftermarket engineers! Woot Woot!


Since you're going for an elimination kit, I'll assume you want to turn it into a track bike?


Otherwise, you may want to reconsider leaving the rear fender installed and looking at the motodynamics and keeping her safe from a rear end and your passengers happy from dirt spray!


Cheers and good luck!
Not a track bike, just much prefer the look of the bike without the huge fender piece.

Depends on what your wishes are. If you want to go with an integrated taillight you'd wait for TST. If you like to keep your OEM stock turn signals you can consider to look overseas at R&G. They've got a plug-in play set.

http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Yamaha/YZF-R3/2015_onwards/LP0172BK.aspx

I may just wait for TST then, as I do like the idea of the integrated lights. Also, being in Canada, the R&G would cost me just shy of $140CAD, so it's a little steep.

Thanks for the info
 

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I found the TST website thanks to mpizzaca's post above. Looks like I'll be spending just under $200.00 for the integrated tail light, flush front turn signals, relay, and fender eliminator. Better than going with the Yosh unit and piecing together the rest from various sites.

TST is a forum advertiser.
 

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Like I mentioned in other posts, it is fairly easy to make your own if you have the patience, skills, and time. I made one for my used GSX-R750 by going to Lowe's and purchasing a 12" piece of 1" L-angle aluminum (each leg of the "L" is 1"); I cut it 3" longer than my license plate, marked 1 1/2" in from each end, cut off one leg of the "L" from each end, then marked and drilled for the turn signal holes in the remaining legs. I bent the legs 90 degrees down, and the unit was essentially done. I marked and drilled the holes for the mounting under the tail, drilled for the license plate, and filed the rough edges prior to bending down the turn signal tabs.

I will do this when my R3 comes in, but plan to get the TST goodies when available.
 

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The R&G racing one is a quality unit

I have it installed on my bike. Solid black powder coated aluminum, well thought out design, bright LED plate light and stylish shroud, comes with spacers for wiring (instead if mashing the wire between the bike and mount plate), and spacers to properly mount the factory turn signals so they dont fall out, everything is plug and play.

Only gripes I had was you NEED superglue or two sided tape (says you need it in the instructions but not included) to mount the spacers when installing the mount plate to the bike. Its near impossible to do without holding the spacers in place some how. I used two sided tape myself. And, the LED tail light is color coded wiring for polarity (black and red), but the included factory adapter harness (plugs into factory plate light harness then to the led) was reversed, so I ended up having to go 'black to red' and 'red to black' for the light to work... no big deal... just looks weird/wrong if you look closely at the wiring under the seat.

Just my $.02
 

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Same search

I have the same thoughts, but I don't like any because of the sharp angle of the rear end makes most look like after market junk. Yoshimura is definitely the best looking, so if no other comes out in the next year it will be my choice. Something you might do to camouflage the ugly thing they put on the R3 is to measure below the license plate and cut the extra plastic off. It will be less identifiable if that means something to you. I bought/installed the TST front flush mount turn signals (with the blinker control) and an hour is all you need to install. I was happy with the finished product and the amazing change in the looks. I have a Raven color, so I chose the smoke lens. You don't even see them until the flash, and then they show up very well. Yoshimura has a nice slip on (carbon fiber) that is just becoming available. It makes the little motor sound like a big one, but it doesn't stop the fabulous scream of the motor from 9000-11,500. My friend heard me take off through the gears and thought my bike was a 600. The acceleration is very good above 8000 rpm. I only warn anyone to get the first oil change before ringing out the motor (mine has 650 miles now).
 

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Alright, so I was originally going to get a Vagabond, but since my wife's license plate light got busted off and I had 45 dollars credit on Revzilla, I ordered the Yoshimura. Much to my chagrin...

Vagabond >>>>>>> Yoshimura.

In hindsight I should've used that 45 dollar credit for something else and just have gotten a Vagabond and supported them, but like I said, hindsight...

I have a Vagabond on my FZ07 and its just so much better in so many ways. First off, its basically one piece. Well, technically its two pieces the Yoshimura's is 4 pieces (not counting the light) and it relies on the license plate as part of its foundation! You can easily remove your license plate from the Vagabond no problem. For the Yoshi, if you remove the license plate, you have to remove the turn signal assemblies!!! WTF.

Also its not clean. The wires are heavily exposed. On the Vagabond, the wires are flush and out of sight, the only way to see any of the wires is to look directly underneath straight up. Not on the Yoshi, you can see the wires from the side. Ugh. Now granted, this is based on my FZ07, but I'm just going to guess that it will be the same.

I am heavily disappointed with the Yoshimura one. Overpriced. I would've been better off just buying a seperate LED license plate light or ****, buying the OEM license plate light assembly and the Vagabond. Actually, I will probably just do that. Spend an extra 70 bucks and get the superior product. That's how much better the Vagabond eliminator is. I apologize to our supporting vendor, it was originally a plan that saved me some money but in the end, it was a bad plan and now I'm full of regret and have to ultimately spend more money to do it right.
 

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Thanks for sharing your story but that won't help you win the f/e giveaway. lol jk bro head over to the vegabond giveaway you might win one.
 

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Really like the vagabond. Been told by many that it looks factory. Went with Rizoma action signals. Very bright and clean looking.





 

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homemade fender eliminator

You can always make one, here's my diy fender eliminator on my r3
I used 16 gauge piece of aluminum, using a cutting wheel, cut it to shape
Total spent was $7 lol lmk what you think
 

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Did you end up getting a Fender Eliminator? I know that snowcatxx87, a Moto Vlogger from Calgary got a ticket for one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReB_MDgIvrg

Hey guys,

I'm going to be (hopefully) picking up my Black R3 sometime next week. I abhor the look of the stock rear fender though and have been looking for a fender eliminator kit. I like the look of the Yoshimura, but it's a little expensive and I don't think it fits Canadian license plates. Also from TST Industries, but they said it won't be available until July.

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The R&G racing one is a quality unit

I have it installed on my bike. Solid black powder coated aluminum, well thought out design, bright LED plate light and stylish shroud, comes with spacers for wiring (instead if mashing the wire between the bike and mount plate), and spacers to properly mount the factory turn signals so they dont fall out, everything is plug and play.

Only gripes I had was you NEED superglue or two sided tape (says you need it in the instructions but not included) to mount the spacers when installing the mount plate to the bike. Its near impossible to do without holding the spacers in place some how. I used two sided tape myself. And, the LED tail light is color coded wiring for polarity (black and red), but the included factory adapter harness (plugs into factory plate light harness then to the led) was reversed, so I ended up having to go 'black to red' and 'red to black' for the light to work... no big deal... just looks weird/wrong if you look closely at the wiring under the seat.

Just my $.02
I did it just without the spacers :)
 
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