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Hotbodies Undertail kit

How many of you have done your own installation of an undertail kit? I just got mine and the instructions leave more than a bit to be desired. I'm not a great wrench, but I'm not a total idiot with tools as long as I can see what's needed doing. Anybody know of some better details regarding the install of these kits? It 'sort of' explains the trimming that needs to be done but the pictures are very unclear and I don't want to make a balls of it.

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I heartily recommend you do NOT cut your fender the way hotbodies shows.
I does not allow any support for the rear of the undertail, and it will flop up and down beating your rear cowl to death.

Here's how I trimmed my fender for my hotbodies undertail.
The undertail is solidly supported and the relays mount to their original posts, not requiring zip ties or such.
https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/sho...ight=undertail
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Great job Subsailor, and thanks a bundle. Did you use a dremmel to do the cuts? I took one look at the skimpy instructions and said, nah, I'm asking for advice on this thing. The piece may be nice when properly finished, but ffs what a lame set of instructions! I'm also having a beast of a time finding a hugger for my bike

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Yes, I did use a dremel tool to trim the fender.
I tried various bits to try and make a cleaner cut with that polypropylene.
If you get too aggressive or in too big a hurry, it gets hot and tends to melt, then clogs up the bit.
It is best that you remove the fender and do the work in an outside work area since the plastic bits create quite a mess.

What sort of hugger are you looking for? Do you have an SP1 or SP2?
If you have an SP2, the Tyga hugger is a beautiful and affordable piece of carbon-fiber.
If an SP1, then Magical Racing makes an equally wonderful hugger, but will be more expensive then they Tyga unit.
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Ben has one for each, SP1 and SP2

http://www.rc51parts.com/search.aspx?searchTerms=hugger

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Thanks to both of you, mine is an SP2 ('03). The original SP1 I was so hot after went sour when the p/o decided not to give it up but I think I got a better bike out of the deal after all so. I'll give Ben a shout and see what transpires there, big cheers for that jondog9!!! Parts Canada is mostly my only source of stuff around here, and the sites like e-bay and such haven't revealed much.

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