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Street Fender Eliminator

Greetings and hello from a brand new Street 750 owner in WV - one of the first ones in the state, and certainly the first in my region.

I couldn't wait to start the mods (as many of you couldn't as well)...Cafe Seat, Vance & Hines Competition Slip-on, bar-end mirrors to eliminate those antenna-mirrors...

The one thing that is killing me is that back plastic monstrosity on the back. Has anyone had any luck cutting/modding/replacing the rear fender with a universal kit or something proprietary that's out there on the market?
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Welcome from western Colorado. Where at in WV? Wrecked a lot of deer as a Penna kid in WV over the years.
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The one thing that is killing me is that back plastic monstrosity on the back. Has anyone had any luck cutting/modding/replacing the rear fender with a universal kit or something proprietary that's out there on the market?
Welcome aboard.

I refer to the rear-end as a "Ducatti" look although that's just a slang term I applied and I didn't like it either. My partner and I have already torn the rear of my Street 750 apart and here's a picture of it down to the bare bones.





It's downright sexy when looking at it from this perspective but we haven't added a "standard" rear fender yet. We will but we're doing a lot more than that because we also want to eliminate the dual external shocks/springs and build a new swing-arm assembly that will use a center mounted mono-shock. We love the very lean and slender sexy look that removal of the dual shocks/springs offers. We'll also plan to incorporate the rear running, brake and turn signal lights as an LED strip mounted on the underside of a "standard" fender as well.

As you can see from this tear-down picture it wouldn't be all that hard to mount an aftermarket fender to the stock chassis. It might require cutting the back part of the frame (behind the shock mounts) and a little welding to accomodate the change but I haven't looked at that type of limited change so far. I'll check it out during this coming week and see what my partner and I might be able to suggest for this modification.



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I eagerly await seeing what you come up with. I've been wondering about fender eliminator too.
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I eagerly await seeing what you come up with. I've been wondering about fender eliminator too.

Me too. LOL


I'm currently trying to locate a fender basically the right size to use. I've found a lot of fenders but getting one for a 15" rear tire is challenging so far. I assume that anything I get I'll have to modify but would like to keep that work as minimal as possible. General shape at least has to be right before even starting.




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Always loved the rear end on ducati's, seeing that on an HD like this would be super cool



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Welcome from western Colorado. Where at in WV? Wrecked a lot of deer as a Penna kid in WV over the years.
Thanks for the kind greetings - southern part of WV, near the VA line. Great, GREAT riding down this way (and yes, no shortage of four legged obstacles!)
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Welcome aboard.

I refer to the rear-end as a "Ducatti" look although that's just a slang term I applied and I didn't like it either. My partner and I have already torn the rear of my Street 750 apart and here's a picture of it down to the bare bones.





It's downright sexy when looking at it from this perspective but we haven't added a "standard" rear fender yet. We will but we're doing a lot more than that because we also want to eliminate the dual external shocks/springs and build a new swing-arm assembly that will use a center mounted mono-shock. We love the very lean and slender sexy look that removal of the dual shocks/springs offers. We'll also plan to incorporate the rear running, brake and turn signal lights as an LED strip mounted on the underside of a "standard" fender as well.

As you can see from this tear-down picture it wouldn't be all that hard to mount an aftermarket fender to the stock chassis. It might require cutting the back part of the frame (behind the shock mounts) and a little welding to accomodate the change but I haven't looked at that type of limited change so far. I'll check it out during this coming week and see what my partner and I might be able to suggest for this modification.
LOVE IT. Can't wait to see the end result. We have opted to remove the entire black plastic fender (leaving the painted fender), side vertical mount the tag (drill a nice, close mounting hole in the swingarm for the bracket), then utilize two LED high-lumen strips, equal on both sides of the lip of the back fender, that will run red, bright red for stop, then change to amber for turns. We are going to run a could similar strips in the front ON the fairing, running with those little "channel" lines on the fairing to give it an almost flush look, and remove all signals.

Can't wait to see what everyone's solutions are - the nice part about these bikes is pretty much everything we are doing is proprietary!
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Thanks for the kind greetings - southern part of WV, near the VA line. Great, GREAT riding down this way (and yes, no shortage of four legged obstacles!)
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Almost ready

Checked with the mechanic yesterday - the bike is almost ready!

VERY trick - I think you guys are gonna dig what we've done. I'll post pics up by the weekend.

BTW...the Vance & Hines Competition slip-on sounds amazing. If you are debating whether to pull the trigger on this pipe, don't hesitate. It gives the XG the sound it shoulda had. I swear, I like to rev it more than my FXBD!
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