The last week has been one I would rather forget. I traveled to Denver, Colorado for a conference and ended up spending the better part of five days in a Denver hospital. Apparently, I picked up some kind of a virus that really did a number on me. I thought I had food poisoning, but it ended up much more serious than that. Anyway, I won't go on about it. I am back home and on the mend.
One thing that always makes me feel better is my motorcycles, whether it be riding or working on them. I am not yet feeling well enough to ride, but I figured that I was well enough to do some work on my rocket.
While I was away, the Jardine Fender Eliminator Kit that I ordered for my '09 Buell 1125R arrived. The stock rear fender on the 1125R is just plain ugly! Take a look...(click on pics for full view)
So, I decided to install the Jardine Fender Eliminator Kit. The first thing I had to do was remove the rear cowling and disconnect the wiring for the signal lights and the license plate light. After that, there were just three bolts that held the fender in place...it came off quite easily.
Next step in the installation, connect the stock signal lights to the Jardine Fender Eliminator, feed the wiring through and install the stock rubber grommets.
The last step of the installation was to connect the Jardine Fender Eliminator to the rear mounts, connect the signal light wiring and test.
The final pic shows the Jardine Fender Eliminator with license plate installed. I am very please with the new look and happy to be rid of the stock fender, what do you think?
I am not yet back to feeling 100%, but the self prescribed medication of working on my Buell has me feeling much better.
Until next time, ride hard and ride safe!