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Old 10-07-2012, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY Yoshimura fender eliminator

Finally found time to get this done. I searched for a DIY but did not find one with more detailed pictures. Hope this helps others.
Overall... easy install.

here we go...

The current piece


unplug turn signal wire harness.


now to the screws holding the current fender. remove them all.


you end up like this


undo the brackets holding the wire harness to the old fender.
next, just pull on the license plate light. it will just come off easily.


Now to the turn signals. I kept reading people cutting the wires. No need to cut them at all. You only need to cut the wires to the license plate light.
disassemble the turn signals. There is one phillips screw holding the cover.
Once open, just pull on the chrome base to expose the wires behind. unplug the 2 wires (make a note where the 2 color wires go to make sure you put them in the right location when reassembling). Once unplugged, just pull the wires thru the hole to free the turn signal assembly.


now remove the turn lights from the old fender and start putting together the Yoshi pieces. Here is the base plate with the license plate light added.
2 screws hold it. I also added the turn signals to the Yoshi side brackets.


to be continued...
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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part 2:

Now on to the wiring.
Here are the turn signal lights wired back. Note I have not cut the license plate light yet, but this is the only cutting of wires needed.


Next is to cut the wires for the license plate.
connect the wires from the turn signal harness to the wires from the Yoshi license plate light and wiring is done at this point.
I used a combination of heat shields and electric black tape to ensure all wires were protected and not exposed.
Also note, I did not cut the original wire harness from the bike at all.
all excess wire length was pulled into the tail and I used zip ties to secure it to the frame.

Follow the instructions from the kit to attach the plate to the bike.
This is done.
Go have a drink admiring your nice job.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nicely done bro, thanks for the pics & write up. altho its alittle late, went with the graves instead
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good guide but you forgot the part about unbolting the cowl to get the spacers out that are underneath. You can't screw in the bolts with the yoshi spacers without removing them.
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good catch. that was the painful part.
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Very helpful with the turn signals. I also don't like hacking up anything I don't have to and this part looks great on my HP4.
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Can the turn signals be rotated where they're not angled upward like the plate, or does the bracket only allow a fixed position? Thanks.


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Can the turn signals be rotated where they're not angled upward like the plate, or does the bracket only allow a fixed position? Thanks.


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I will check when I get home as I do not remember.
But, I believe they are fixed to a certain angle.
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Can the turn signals be rotated where they're not angled upward like the plate, or does the bracket only allow a fixed position? Thanks.


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I checked and they cannot be rotated.
You could but it would require cutting into the metal to make the hole bigger and have room to angle the signals.
I wouldn't mess with that. The current angle is barely noticeable.
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I checked and they cannot be rotated.
You could but it would require cutting into the metal to make the hole bigger and have room to angle the signals.
I wouldn't mess with that. The current angle is barely noticeable.
Thanks for checking. Not a big deal, and I like the clean look of the Yosh.


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