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post #1 of 20 Old 04-26-2004, 06:56 PM
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the great black fender

Anyone else think they put a bit too much fender on the rear of the V-stroms? I'm not sure if its the same with the dl-1000's but on the 04 650 its just out of control. I was wondering if any of you gents know where to get a fender eliminator/removal kit for the dl-650? or if anyone of you have done personal modifications? Any help is great, thnx
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-26-2004, 07:19 PM
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If you do that, where do you put the plate and AAAA sticker?
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post #3 of 20 Old 04-26-2004, 07:34 PM
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ride it around a little in the rain before you take the dremel tool to actually works pretty well at keeping the spray down and off of the rest of the group.the back of a friends v-strom is a mess after every rain ride since he chopped that fender up,and riding behind him really sucks when it's wet out.
post #4 of 20 Old 04-27-2004, 12:55 PM
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I cut mine down to match the stock curve and it looks mucho bettah!
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-27-2004, 10:41 PM
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A fender eliminator well get rid of the fender but provide a mounting piece for the tags tedder, at least thats the way its looked in pics i've seen on other bikes..

as for the spray, yeah I'd thought about that , but I'm generally in the back of the pack,a nd 2ndly, if it looks like rain, we generally don't go any where hehehehe. but you never know when it will catch you...

Semper Vee, any hope for getting a picture of what you did?

thnx much for feedback, I don't really wanna just start sawing off parts of it,,may hold off and see if anyone puts out a kit for it first.
post #6 of 20 Old 04-28-2004, 11:00 AM
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if I can find my Digital Camera I will post my lovely reshaped fender....
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post #7 of 20 Old 08-18-2004, 02:28 PM
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I'd like to know the scoop on this as well. I have an '04 DL1000 and am considering eliminating that hunk-o-plastic to clean up the back end... that piece, or lack thereof, lends to the overall aesthetic of a mostly-naked bike.

So, if anyone's found a kit, I'd like to know. Or, if you have pictures of your chopped fender, I'd like to see them. (Although, I believe I'd prefer the kit over a chop in case I ever decide to reinstall the fender for an all-weather cross-country journey.)
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post #8 of 20 Old 08-18-2004, 06:20 PM
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I'd like to see the pics and hear about any fender eliminator kits as well. I don't ride offroad (purposely :twisted: ) or in the rain (unless I get caught unprepared) so I'm not too concerned with the spray factor. Giddyup!
post #9 of 20 Old 10-09-2005, 11:52 PM
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Stage I is to cut the fender off square just where the sides stop then using this piece as a template, move it up to where you wish and recut the origional shape there. A good place is just below the tag. Avation snips cut it like butter.
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post #10 of 20 Old 11-07-2005, 11:52 PM
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THere's a guy posting a bracket for sale on [email protected] to shift the license plate and plate light up higher, just under the keyhole. FYI
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