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Hey everyone... Recently got an '04 in Maryland completely stock so I have some work ahead of me...
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I love the NICKY...Welcome, and have fun.

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Thanks for the nice welcoming, so the first mod I did was to remove the flapper valve. I've been wanting to get an undertail kit for it but am worried about cutting the fender.

Part of it is that I want to be able to return it back to stock.

Hey SubSailor, do you think adding an undertail kit hurts or helps the value of the bike?
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Under tail kit

Congrats on your 2004 Hayden edtion. I have the same bike (view mine on the gallery under Davetti).

If you decide to go with an undertail kit, let me know. I still have one (brand new), never used that I purchased four years ago, but decided not to install.
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Thanks for the nice welcoming, so the first mod I did was to remove the flapper valve. I've been wanting to get an undertail kit for it but am worried about cutting the fender.

Part of it is that I want to be able to return it back to stock.

Hey SubSailor, do you think adding an undertail kit hurts or helps the value of the bike?
I can't really say what effect it has on resale value.
I'm sure a perfectly original condition bike would fetch more.

I myself know that the bike is not rare as thousands were built.
And I didn't really care for the rear fender anyways, so my buying criteria was how well the bike was maintained and what toys it came with.

However, with mine I did adopt the attitude not do anything to the bike that I couldn't undo.
If I wanted to, I could restore my bike back to it's OEM condition with just a little effort.

So in your case, I'd say buy a rear fender and then you can modify the current fender anyways you want to fit an undertail.
You can if need be, remove the undertail and install the unmodified fender and return it back to OEM shape.

And since we're on that topic, search for the thread where I posted some examples of how I cut my rear fender in a square 'U' fashion.
Don't just lop it off behind the battery box and zip-tie the relays to the subframe. That's the wrong way.

If need be, I can re-post the photos.
The undertail will just fl
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Thanks Sub, I appreciate the input.

I found your post that has the pictures. Now I wanna see if anyone in the for sale section of the forums has the battery/fender tray they want to sell so I can cut it up myself and keep the original fender in one piece.
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Congrats on the bike. The 04 Hayden edition is an awesome and well sought after. I remember seeing a Hayden in Maryland a few months back and it looked like it was in great shape. Maybe its the same one. Post up some pics.

check ebay or contact ben at rc51parts.com hes probably got one. He is your best source for OEM parts and even some aftermarket stuff. His prices are the best and he is an outstanding guy. Will do everything possible to help you ou

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I'll post up some pics after I put the fairings back on, I did the flapper mod and changed the oil. Right now I'm away on business, so the pictures will be up probably next week.
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Welcome! +1 for the Hayden

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