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I installed a Yoshimura Fender Eliminator this past weekend. It has a bracket to accommodate the stock turn signals, it includes a small LED license plate light + connectors, and a license plate frame.

Installation was straight forward. Took me a bit to figure out how to remove the stock turn signals, the screw in the metal plate just would not come out, so I wiggled it off, then back on with the Yosh bracket.

Only issue was that the LED license plate light was wired backwards. Thought it was defective, then wired red to black and it worked. It's very bright. I hate connectors that need to be crimped, so I used posi-locks.

I'm happy with the quality and the look.

 

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Great looking bit of kit! I'm strongly considering going with this FE solution. But I'm curious... how does the wiring feed back into the bike? The other solution that I'm considering is the Vagabond Motorsports FE kit, which includes a heavy-duty rubber grommet to prevent chaffing the electrical connectors and seal out dirt/moisture. Does the Yosh kit provide a grommet for the wiring as well or is it simply an open hole cutout in the bracket?

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Thanks for the recommendation, Zmike. Yeah, the Yosh is up there for sure even with the discounted price I've been offered. The MNNTHBX Basic FE looks solid. Do you have one of these units on your Z or happen to know how the wiring feeds back up into the rear of the bike? I couldn't really tell from simply looking at the pictures on the site. I'm wondering if it's an open design or one that includes a grommet like the Vagabond, which seals out dirt and debris.

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We use grommets in other applications, but the fact is its a bad idea on the Z. Yes, you can get a gromet in there, but it will never mount solid and cleanly to the bike because of Kawasaki's design. Even without it, our design is pretty much a sealed deal, and wire chafing is a non issue. I have enough faith in our part being superior, if you buy one, and feel otherwise, I'll buy it back. It's clean, solid, and just works...
 

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Great looking bit of kit! I'm strongly considering going with this FE solution. But I'm curious... how does the wiring feed back into the bike? The other solution that I'm considering is the Vagabond Motorsports FE kit, which includes a heavy-duty rubber grommet to prevent chaffing the electrical connectors and seal out dirt/moisture. Does the Yosh kit provide a grommet for the wiring as well or is it simply an open hole cutout in the bracket?

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No grommet, doesn't seem to be a need for one. The opening in the bracket matches up perfectly with the opening in the tail section.
I liked the Yosh because the angle of the license plate isn't as severe/steep as others. Plus, it was the first one I saw and liked it. But the others, like the one from MNNTHBX, look really good, too.
The other thing I liked about the Yosh, which made it more expensive, was the inclusion of a small, bright LED license plate light. I like that look better than reusing the clunky stock light.
 

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Thanks for giving me a better idea of how the Yosh FE design works and sharing why you chose it over the other designs.
 

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Thanks for giving me a better idea of how the Yosh FE design works and sharing why you chose it over the other designs.
No problem. The wires tucked up nicely, like with the stock fender. Just because I'm a little OCD, I did wrap them with a bit of that plastic wire cable stuff, but it really wasn't necessary.
 

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Great looking bit of kit! I'm strongly considering going with this FE solution. But I'm curious... how does the wiring feed back into the bike? The other solution that I'm considering is the Vagabond Motorsports FE kit, which includes a heavy-duty rubber grommet to prevent chaffing the electrical connectors and seal out dirt/moisture. Does the Yosh kit provide a grommet for the wiring as well or is it simply an open hole cutout in the bracket?

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I was going to do the TST fe with the integrated taillight. I changed my mind on paying for a integrated taillight and researched all the fender eliminators. Went with the Vagabond. Am very happy with it. Truly all plug and play. I like the placement of the blinkers better than the others and the license plate angle isn't so ridiculous
 

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I was going to do the TST fe with the integrated taillight. I changed my mind on paying for a integrated taillight and researched all the fender eliminators. Went with the Vagabond. Am very happy with it. Truly all plug and play. I like the placement of the blinkers better than the others and the license plate angle isn't so ridiculous
Appreciate the feedback, MNZ125. I'm still undecided as to which FE solution I'll purchase, but Vagabond really impressed me with their design. I really dig their detailed installation video and the downloadable step-by-step instructions are top-notch. It's good to see these guys taking the time to put the extra effort into instilling confidence in weekend warriors such as myself by showing us how to bolt it on. That scores big with me because it eliminates much of the guesswork and frustration during installation, which equates to more time to ride.
 

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did you have any trouble putting on the signals? Can you take up close photos of how the signals look from the back and side?

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