Awesome, thanks for posting
This is a discussion on How to install a fender eliminator on your Ninja 1000 within the 3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z800, Z750 & Z-750S category; Today my R&G "Tail Tidy" fender eliminator came in. The instructions they send and on their website are not 100% acurate. It is based off ...
Today my R&G "Tail Tidy" fender eliminator came in. The instructions they send and on their website are not 100% acurate. It is based off the Z1000 which there are some differences when installing the kit.
I made a tutorial video while doing the install. Perhaps it might help someone who has never done one. Of all my bikes this one was more involved than others but pretty straight forward.
Watch in HD.
The LED unit is a nice clean bright white. No hint of blue or purple. Video screenshots.
Awesome, thanks for posting
2011 Black N1K - Arrow Dark Slip On, T-Rex frame sliders, GP Shift by SMR Components, Muzzy Tail Tidy, Apex Riser Clip-ons, ASV levers
2007 ZX6R - Track Only - Armour Bodies, Woodcraft Rearsets, Two Bros full exhaust, elka shock, bazzaz FI/QS/TC, GPR Steering Damper, Braking Rotors, spiegler brake lines, ASV Levers, CL Brake pads
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Just installed one yesterday. It was not a Muzzy but after watching the video I wish it was. Mine was a pia to install and not as nice as yours.
2011 Ninja 1000 Black
2008 CRF 250x
2009 KTM 450 xc-f
One thing worth mentioning but left out of the video is that it would be a good idea to add some blue loctite on the threads to deal with vibes.
I just installed the Targa FE and what a PITA it was... looks good now that I am done, but I was really fighting it. My main issue was the wiring for the plate light was too bulky and prevented the tail from going back together properly... took me forever to figure out where the problem was and to get the plastics lined up properly. I replaced the signals in the kit with Rizomas... they are shaped similar to the fronts.
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 | 2013 mid-fairings for an all Metallic Spark Black finish | OEM Solo Seat Cowl | Puig Smoke Windscreen | Targa Fender Eliminator
Rizoma Rear Turn Signals | Sato GP style swingarm hooks | M4 GP Style slip-ons | Speigler SS Brake lines | Stripped and Polished wheel lips
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Yup the wiring was a pain for me too since there isn't much room under there. I ran my turn signals wires back under the computer module thing that is in there. That's the way they were routed originally. I tried going a different route but couldn't get the undertail plastic pulled up high enough. This bike is by far the most involved I've ever had when installing something as simple as a fender eliminator lol. Looks so much better now though so all the cursing was worth the trouble
Nice instructional video and the FE really cleans up the back of the bike.
Think I may just use a Dremel and a cutting wheel to cut the stock fender off behind the license plate first and see how that works.
Last edited by Johnmark101; 06-04-12 at 12:18 PM.
If you do decide to dremel your stock one off you might want to make sure you leave both of the philips head screws intact or your fender/tag may seperate since its held together by 3 fastners. If you removing just below where the bottom of the tag goes you will be fine.
does the r&g use the existing blinkers?
2011 Ninja 1000 (black)
Sargent Seat / Tankslapper / Q2s (55 in rear) tires / RAM ball clutch mount for brake (1 ball) and clutch (2 balls) for GPS, radar and cupholder / 2 powerlets in the "dash" / yuasa battery tender / sw-motech tank ring and day pack tank bag with power to the bag from powerlets in the dash / uclear hbc 200 in-helmet speakers for music, phone / Garmin 60csx GPS on handlebar via RAM Mount / MRA xScreen Windscreen Extension
From the Z1000 R&G instructions:
IF REUSING ORIGINAL INDICATORS (TURN SIGNALS) FIT TO NEW LICENCE PLATE BRACKET AS ORIGINAL. IF FITTING MINI-INDICATORS R&G PRODUCT CODE RG370, YOU WILL HAVE TO USE THE INDICATOR ADAPTORS SUPPLIED IN KIT.
where did you buy yours from? I'm looking for one for me 2011 z.
R&G "Tail Tidy" fender eliminator kit for Kawasaki Z1000 '10-, Ninja 1000 '11- - RG.LP0095BK : TwistedThrottle.com. Gave them a shoutout at the intro of the vid . Fast shipping! It's a little pricey but R&G makes nice stuff and its low profile compared to some others.
Great video. Here's the finished product on my Muzzy bracket. It was +/- $60 including shipping and uses all stock wiring connections and turn signals. Took about an hour and a half and 3-4 beers to complete installation. Looking back at the stock fender pictures, it confirms that it was time well spent.
Looks good man. And yes good beer always make the installs better!
I installed the Evotech and it was a pain as well. Guess it's just the nature of the beast.