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The Rear Fender on the R6 is something that is a little bit out there, just crying for it to be cleaned up a little bit.

First you need to remove the rear seat / cowl and the tool kit underneath it to be able to get access to the wiring and the bolts.



Next you need to remove the zip tie holding down the indicator/light connections, disconnect them, and then remove the bolts holding the rear fender to the Tail.




This will allow you to remove the rear fender from the bike. The next step is to remove the cabling from the rear fender. To do this you need to insert a flat-head screwdriver into the edge of the plastic panel and gently detach it from the rear fender. This will allow you to remove the cables for the indicators.



Once the cables are loose, you can remove the indicators. This involves removing a plastic clip on the inside of the indicators, and then pushing them through the hole in the fender.



When you have the two of them loose, you will need to seperate them so they can be installed onto the ZAP Racing Fender Eliminator.



You also need to remove your number plate. Once this is done, the OEM Rear Fender should look like this.



Now you have all the bits ready to install the Fender Eliminator

You need to source a replacement Fender Eliminator. I went for one that is locally designed and made.



The first step is to install the indicators. For the R6 the indicators have two different plug connection colours, this ensures that it doesn't get mixed up. In this case it was the grey plug for the left indicator and the black plug for the right indicator.

When installing the indicators, there was a small spacer supplied with the kit to ensure that they were held tight within the hole. It took a bit of jiggling and persuasion to be able to get the indicators installed and the spacers put in as well.



Once the two indicators are installed onto the Fender Eliminator it looked something like this.



The next step is to feed the cables up into the rear tail of the bike and connect them to the plugs, to check they are on the right side of the fender.



Once you have them the right way around it is simply a matter of bolting the fender back onto the tail unit. In this case the original bolts were used, but rather than being feed through the tail downwards, they were pushed up into the tail, and connected using nylon nuts supplied as part of the kit. Tighten to a level you are comfortable with, as the nylon nuts will ensure they don't vibrate loose. Be careful though as you may crack the under tail fairing if you do it too tight.



Pull all the excess cable to the indicators through into the tail, bundle it up and zip-tie it back into the original place.



All that is then left to do is put on the number plate using the nylon nuts supplied as part of the kit, and re-install the rear seat/cowl.

Hopefully you will see a change something like this.......

Before


After


There is no need to supply a rear number plate light, as your number plate is now right underneath the brake light, so will be illuminated as soon as the bike is turned on.
 

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very first mod any 06-08 r6 owner should do...nice write up


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