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Check out JL Designs kit, very nice, clean design. I have talked with Ryan the owner on many occasions and he is very passionate about what he designs, super nice guy. This kit is actually "designed" specifically for the R7, Ryan can explain the ins and outs better then I, but this is not some universal kit you just slap on with ugly wires hanging out, or jagged edges all over. Have a good one, enjoy you're new R7s and ride safe! :)

 

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No problem, he is working on more stuff for the R7. Also on any of the "universal" Eliminator kits, once mounted it will leave a nice big gap on the under side of the tail, which in turn will let debris get up in there. JL's kit eliminates that problem. :)
 

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I installed the TST's most basic fender eliminator kit on my current R3 (R7 is still in the mail), which I have to say is quite clean overall. However, I learned two things, which I didn't know I wanted until I finished the install.

First - having the swivel/hinge on your tail tidy matters. TST actually has a kit with a hinge but at the time I thought I would go ultimate minimalist and not get it. Mistake. I learned I have preference for the angle of my license plate, and I imagine plenty of other riders would too. It's that final tail piece that completes the streamlined look, and the angle has got to be right. Not being able to adjust it is kind of a bummer, in case you happen to not like the specific default orientation the part manufacturer had chosen.

Second - exposed wires. From my TST tail tidy, I have 3 exposed wires going into the bike - two from blinkers and one from license plate light. They all converge cleanly in the middle, so not a big deal really. However, if I could eliminate the exposed wires, I would.

I reviewed the notes on JL design in closer detail. It solves both problems above. And it uses a minimal bar for plate attachment. Not to mention it's designed by very a small specialized business who is reportedly passionate about their products. Awesome! Passionately designed for passionate riders. I am an engineer by trade, so I look for and appreciate the minor details. Also a newly passionate rider. So I will definitely give these guys a consideration and look out for their future products!

Thanks again for sharing, Straxis. Any idea where they are based out of? Just wondering.
 

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I installed the TST's most basic fender eliminator kit on my current R3 (R7 is still in the mail), which I have to say is quite clean overall. However, I learned two things, which I didn't know I wanted until I finished the install.

First - having the swivel/hinge on your tail tidy matters. TST actually has a kit with a hinge but at the time I thought I would go ultimate minimalist and not get it. Mistake. I learned I have preference for the angle of my license plate, and I imagine plenty of other riders would too. It's that final tail piece that completes the streamlined look, and the angle has got to be right. Not being able to adjust it is kind of a bummer, in case you happen to not like the specific default orientation the part manufacturer had chosen.

Second - exposed wires. From my TST tail tidy, I have 3 exposed wires going into the bike - two from blinkers and one from license plate light. They all converge cleanly in the middle, so not a big deal really. However, if I could eliminate the exposed wires, I would.

I reviewed the notes on JL design in closer detail. It solves both problems above. And it uses a minimal bar for plate attachment. Not to mention it's designed by very a small specialized business who is reportedly passionate about their products. Awesome! Passionately designed for passionate riders. I am an engineer by trade, so I look for and appreciate the minor details. Also a newly passionate rider. So I will definitely give these guys a consideration and look out for their future products!

Thanks again for sharing, Straxis. Any idea where they are based out of? Just wondering.
I am pretty sure its CA, the owners name is Ryan.
 

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Hey all! I thought I'd share a few things I've done thus far, especially pointing out lessons learned.

1) TechSpec tank grips - great quality and easy install. Link here > YAMAHA R7 (2021-Current) SnakeSkin Tank Grips: Free Center Tank Protector Included

2) TST Flush Mount front blinkers - super easy install, super cheap ($20) I didn't even take the fairing off, just the blue strip above it / under handlebars. ALSO, I just hardwired them because the adapter (costs extra) they sent was wrong lol

3) Integrated Tail Light - this allowed me to ditch the rear blinkers entirely because they're built into the brake light which is super bright and has a quick strobe effect. It made the bike much cleaner aesthetically. HOWEVER, if you order the X-blast ones on Amazon I will warn that some of these are defective. The cover for mine fell off, luckily I was at home when it happened.. but the seller was a jerk and wouldn't take it back.. so I glued it back on and got a 100% refund from Amazon.. JL Designs has a great one too but it's hardwired if you care. Link here > Home — JL Designs - Custom Parts - Tail light / Fender Eliminator kits

4) Tail Tidy - DO NOT buy cheap Amazon junk. I initially had a Xitomer $35 Amazon one and it had gaps that let water into the tail compartment where the wiring and computer is.. horrible design flaws. So, I returned that and put on one from JL Design (link here again > Home — JL Designs - Custom Parts - Tail light / Fender Eliminator kits). They have amazing customer service, it seals great, is able to pivot/adjust but holds insanely tight. AND the LED light is flush and bright. I was actually rear ended and it held up flawlessly but I lost a bolt. They sent me another two bolts free of charge!

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