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I got the Vagabond one. This is great company. I recommend the their frame sliders as well. Sportbiketrackgear.com has an install video as well
 

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You will get spray (dirt, rain, etc) from removing the fender. Not terrible, but be ready for it. Yesterday the roads were wet and I had dirt on the back of my helmet and jacket. Not to mention the license plate and tail light.

So if you commute or ride in all weather, probably not worth it.
 

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You will get spray (dirt, rain, etc) from removing the fender. Not terrible, but be ready for it. Yesterday the roads were wet and I had dirt on the back of my helmet and jacket. Not to mention the license plate and tail light.

So if you commute or ride in all weather, probably not worth it.
a motorcycle is not an enclosed vehicle so if you commute or ride in all weather chances are you are getting sprayed from the heavens or the truck infront of you so whats it matter if the rear is kicking up the same crap?

to the OP there are no viable cons to a fender eliminator... unless looking too sexy is a con
 

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I'd say less visibility could be a potential con. You remove some reflectors that are attached to the OEM fender when installing a FE
Exactly. You are bringing the stock turn signals in a bit more. ON some, like the Vagabond, which I have, you're removing the rubber grommet thing which cuts down on the length of the turn signal stem, and hence, in a bit more. Also, the stock turn signals are orange and reflective but incandecent, which you might replace with white led turn signals which can be brighter or less noticeable depending on time of day, situation, etc.

I thought about keeping my fender but it's just so but ugly. Form should follow function but not always. I try to avoid inclement weather, but in the NY metro area you can expect all types of debris, sand, tar, and other funky crap.
 

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a motorcycle is not an enclosed vehicle so if you commute or ride in all weather chances are you are getting sprayed from the heavens or the truck infront of you so whats it matter if the rear is kicking up the same crap?

to the OP there are no viable cons to a fender eliminator... unless looking too sexy is a con
Good point. The bike I was riding with had a stock fender and he had no dirt spray on him. Still got wet but not dirty.
 

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I would get the fender eliminator. I ride on the back of my bike from time to time and it having a fender eliminator v no fender eliminator does not make a difference regarding a passenger.
 

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The stock fender looks like absolute **** and the fat ugly stock turn signals vibrate and bounce stupidly. I've been waiting to get a TST fender eliminator but its taking forever and its going to cost more than the vagabond one so I might just get the vagabond. I'm sick of having a giant piece of stretched out laffy taffy on the back of my bike, lol. Going to put on the FE and then swap in some aftermarket signals too.
 

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The stock fender looks like absolute **** and the fat ugly stock turn signals vibrate and bounce stupidly. I've been waiting to get a TST fender eliminator but its taking forever and its going to cost more than the vagabond one so I might just get the vagabond. I'm sick of having a giant piece of stretched out laffy taffy on the back of my bike, lol. Going to put on the FE and then swap in some aftermarket signals too.
I'm on the same boat! The con of the FE is waiting so long. Lol. I cant stand the plump size orange blinkers. I need them off my bike ASAP! Hurry TST! There's another option from Targa out as well that looks pretty good just no angle adjustment. I had a targa FE on my Grom and the quality was very good for a simple design.
 

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I thought I'd resurrect this thread. I'm hesitant about the FE for the reduced rear visibility, especially the turn signals which are further inboard with every FE I've seen. While I consider it I trimmed the stock fender just below the license plate, that is a much improved look to me.
 

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Tail tidy and update's

Could not wait for TST and got a tail tidy. cost me $23.00 I used a credit of $30.00 from eBay from all my purchases. R3 stuff lol. Im kind of done with the bikes appearance for now. I'll be thinking of new SS brake lines and pads-Tires in the near future. So far I'm happy with my R3 project. Yoshimura R77 full exhaust-Dyno-Jet PCV-Block off plate-Tail tidy/led rear turn-TST smoke front turn-Ram center mount GPS- Yamaha rear seat cowl fits tight no slop like the stock.
 

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Just remember to bring some cleaning wipes and store it in your jacket or tail compartment - small inconvenience for a cleaner look.

Side Note: Didn't see any dirt or mud on the back of my jacket just the undertail of the bike. :)

 

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Getting pulled over, a defect notice , having to return it to stock, pay inspection fee and the fine,


Yep FE's are about the least important thing a rider needs, especially someone on their Lams bike.
 
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