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Old 04-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya. My girl just picked up a used 250r for her first bike, and the fender in the rear looks rather ridiculous. What sort of fender eliminator kits are offered for this bike?

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well i just took off the rear fender on my bike, and yeah it did look like and i just integrated the turn signals into the rear lights. i dont know about other years but my 07 has 2 holes in the rear assembly that are not used so i just made my own turn signals. about mounting the license plate, lol that another day.
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well i just took off the rear fender on my bike, and yeah it did look like and i just integrated the turn signals into the rear lights. i dont know about other years but my 07 has 2 holes in the rear assembly that are not used so i just made my own turn signals. about mounting the license plate, lol that another day.
I actually plan on doing this tomorrow. Today I got the clear lenses for the tail and picked up the supplies for mounting the plate. Oh shit, just realized I forgot to get amber bulbs. Oh well, I'll grab them in the morning.

Here is a link to a tutorial on fender elimination. Personally, I'd skip the pre-fabbed mounting kits I've seen selling anywhere from 50 to 100 bucks and just make your own.

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integrating the turn signals: clicky
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what kind of bracket and bulb would you use to hold the bulb in the pods on the side of the tail light?
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That has to be the worst handling 250 ever. Look how flat that rear tire is
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what kind of bracket and bulb would you use to hold the bulb in the pods on the side of the tail light?
This might help
http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Electrical_%26_Lighting
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My clear lenses came with sockets to be epoxied into the holes in the tail. I used clear lenses with amber bulbs (size 1156NA)

Here's how mine turned out:
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Here is an example of the auction I got them from. This seller is very prompt and even though it took a while ( 14 days), it was worth it. He claims about 12-18 days for delivery. ( from Asia)
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My clear lenses came with sockets to be epoxied into the holes in the tail. I used clear lenses with amber bulbs (size 1156NA)

Here's how mine turned out:
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Here is an example of the auction I got them from. This seller is very prompt and even though it took a while ( 14 days), it was worth it. He claims about 12-18 days for delivery. ( from Asia)

Hey Roller, if those sockets are epoxied into the tail, what would you have to do if you ever had to change one of the light bulbs out??
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Hey Roller, if those sockets are epoxied into the tail, what would you have to do if you ever had to change one of the light bulbs out??
The socket itself is epoxied in, not the bulb. You change the bulb same as you would any other bulb. It is one of the push in and turn types. Just be careful when you push in not to rip the socket out from the rear. I just pushed from the back while inserting the bulb in the front. No big deal.
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will that fit a 07?. I wanna make sure before i buy it.
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will that fit a 07?. I wanna make sure before i buy it.
Hmmm, auction states it will fit 1994-2006 so I guess not. I would write to the company who runs the auction and find out when they will come out with 2007 lenses. They make the lenses themselves so there is no middle man. Their Ebay name is: asiancycles
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Thanks guys. Did the fender removal last night, and integrated the signals in the rear.

You can actually use the socket out of the stock turn signal stalks if you take them apart. We ended up not buying anything at all. Just cut the fender and left tabs on it for the plate, and then epoxying the stock turn signal sockets into the left and right rear lenses.

Looks way better! =)

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Guys, when doing this mod to the tail light, do you have to cut anything on the tail light assembly, or do you just have to remove a plug and shove the light socket in there?
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The tail light assembly is good to go. The hard part is getting the light sockets out of the signal pods. I yanked mine out which broke the reflective chrome plastic part of the signal pods but im not using them so it doesnt matter. Then you just have to bend the crimped piece that was holding it into the pods up so it will fit through the hole in the brake light assembly. I tried to weaken the crimped up piece so I could bend it back to hold it in the assembly but I only got one to work it was difficult, but worth a try. Since I couldnt get the second one to hold I just siliconed both of them in.

I did it this morning and was so proud that it was absolutely free, but then I saw those clear lenses rollerchicken got from asiancycle and I ave to have them and the flush mounts.
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Guys, when doing this mod to the tail light, do you have to cut anything on the tail light assembly, or do you just have to remove a plug and shove the light socket in there?
Pretty much. The lenses are attached to the assembly by screws (1 on each side and 2 for the brake, IIRC)

Are you putting different lenses in for the turn signals? My biggest concern would be the fact that the lense is red and some moron behind you getting it confused with brake lights.

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You can actually use the socket out of the stock turn signal stalks if you take them apart. We ended up not buying anything at all. Just cut the fender and left tabs on it for the plate, and then epoxying the stock turn signal sockets into the left and right rear lenses.
Yeah, you can do it without having to get new lenses, but for reasons as stated above, I preffered to use the clear lenses. My kit came with those sockets so I figured why not use them.
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