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So after looking around for fender eliminators for my bike and not really liking what I saw, nor their prices, I decided to make my own for my '09 ZX-6R. Borrowing the idea from a poster on another forum, I headed off to the local hardware store to pick up a galvanized steel post cap, assorted hardware and a can of flat black spraypaint.

The post cap basically looks like this, minus where I already bent it to mount the plate:




After a whole bunch of fitting and trimming, then painting, I ended up with this:




Mounted on the bike, I ended up having a decent eliminator which also includes the stock plate light:




All tolled, I spent a bit over $20 and a few hours of work to put this together. And not one piece of the original assembly was hacked or destroyed so if I need to put the original fender back on it can be done very easily.

Just thought I would post this for others who may not want to, or have the money to spend on an expensive aftermarket eliminator kit.
 

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looks very good.
is this legal?
The only things missing to make it completely legal are the rear and side reflectors. I'm planning on affixing the OEM rear reflector but am likely going to leave the side ones off. Hopefully reflective rim stripes in the future will offset them!

That being said, it may not be legal to remove the actual mudguard but no aftermarket eliminator kit comes with one anyhow :).
 

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Cheap? Really?

I'd say it beats most of the "commercial" items I've seen. The only improvement I can suggest is powder coating.

Nice job.
Thanks! I was contemplating powdercoating it but to keep costs down I opted for some flat black acrylic enamel instead. Will see how long it lasts.
 

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well done!!!

Make sure your LP is secure as some aftermarket f.e. easily lose the L.P.
Thanks for the tip! I'm still nervous about losing it after all that work so it gets checked along with tire pressures before every ride.
 

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Not legal as the fender cannot be "eliminated"...also missing the red rear reflector and the side reflectors as well.
 
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