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Old 08-31-2012, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got my tail tidy in the mail last night and set this bad boy up. For those of you interested in doing this mod, 2 warnings!!!

1. If you're using the stock turn signals, have a friend around to help you jam the old signals into the new fixture. The rubber is almost impossible to squeeze in by yourself. Get one side in and then have a buddy try to poke the other end in with something like a small screwdriver.

2. The wire casing for the new license plate illuminator. So R&G provides a few wire protection hoses for your license plate illuminator(the 2 additional I assume are for if you order their tiny led turn signals) and this is probably the worst thing to do on this mod. You have to pull both prongs through this tiny tube. I would recommend fashioning some make shift device using a wired hanger or something. I had nothing as I was doing it in a friend's garage and it mustve taken me 40 minutes just to get the 2nd prong through. Awful.

If you DOY this kit, give yourself enough time and bring a buddy to help you out when you get frustrated or can't figure something out. Helps a lot.

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Old 08-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks really good...what made you choose this tail tidy vs the Yoshimura one, or the Targa? I am looking to do the same to my bike...
Where did you buy this one??
Thanks for the anticipated reply! ride safe...

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bought this one at Ninja650shop.com, can't say that I've researched the targa or yosh. Reason I bought the R&G was because it required no wire splicing or special knowledge of the motorcycle. I'm not a mechanic by any means, I'm a software engineer. So when it comes down to getting dirty, the less steps the better. Plus the R&G uses the factory blinkers which I wanted to keep. I don't like the micro yellow leds that seem to be on most.
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Bought this one at Ninja650shop.com, can't say that I've researched the targa or yosh. Reason I bought the R&G was because it required no wire splicing or special knowledge of the motorcycle. I'm not a mechanic by any means, I'm a software engineer. So when it comes down to getting dirty, the less steps the better. Plus the R&G uses the factory blinkers which I wanted to keep. I don't like the micro yellow leds that seem to be on most.

Haha love your answer "software engineer".. I am one too and have been looking to do the easiest fender eliminator conversion on my bike too ,without replace turn signals and just unscrew current fender and put on newer better one.

SO this is the R&G racing tail tidy on the ninja650shop website
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Bought this one at Ninja650shop.com, can't say that I've researched the targa or yosh. Reason I bought the R&G was because it required no wire splicing or special knowledge of the motorcycle. I'm not a mechanic by any means, I'm a software engineer. So when it comes down to getting dirty, the less steps the better. Plus the R&G uses the factory blinkers which I wanted to keep. I don't like the micro yellow leds that seem to be on most.
think im gonna order this same kit, based off this answer. im not trying to splice or modify any wires. any mods i do to my bike, id like to be reversible (tinted windscreen, rim tape, tail tidy, etc.) i learned the hard way with cars growing up that youll typically get more for a bike/car that isnt so heavily modded/customized.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The rubber is almost impossible to squeeze in by yourself.
That's what SHE said

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Get one side in and then have a buddy try to poke the other end in . . .
wait are you still talking about the tail tidy?


Seriously though, that looks fantastic. I'll have to get one for mine. i hate that stock rear flap. it really messes up the line of the bike and i don't want to just remove the whole thing and have my plate sideways and up under the tail like i see a lot of dumb kids around here doing. i just have a feeling it makes the cops want to harass you more. . . its bad enough just being on the bike to begin with.

one question, i cant really see from the picture but it looks like this one doesn't have the little bungee hooks for tying things down. is that actually the case or is there something built into this one that allows you to tie down?
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one question, i cant really see from the picture but it looks like this one doesn't have the little bungee hooks for tying things down. is that actually the case or is there something built into this one that allows you to tie down?
in for this answer
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I put this on a few weeks ago, the LED blinkers are still on the way. So far my only problem with it are all the rocks and mud I kick up onto the back seat.

My fault for living in Seattle....
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I put this on a few weeks ago, the LED blinkers are still on the way. So far my only problem with it are all the rocks and mud I kick up onto the back seat.

My fault for living in Seattle....
Same kit for me and I added rizoma led turn signals

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