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I have tried to put this kit on last Friday, but these two allen screws were impossible to get to.



Instructions: (Same as 1299 Panigale apparently)
https://www.newragecycles.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/1299 Fender Eliminator Kit.pdf

I circled in red where they shimmy some tool down to get to the screws, I don't think this is possible with the 959.

How did you guys manage to get to these two screws? These two screws are what's in between me and 959 Panigale tidiness & good hygiene.
 

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I have tried to put this kit on last Friday, but these two allen screws were impossible to get to.



Instructions: (Same as 1299 Panigale apparently)
https://www.newragecycles.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/1299 Fender Eliminator Kit.pdf

I circled in red where they shimmy some tool down to get to the screws, I don't think this is possible with the 959.

How did you guys manage to get to these two screws? These two screws are what's in between me and 959 Panigale tidiness & good hygiene.
I bought a set of long length hex head drivers and also a snake with a magnetic end. I could not reach those with a normal length hex set. And the magnetic snake helped to hold on to the bolts after they were loose. If you still have trouble, pm me and I can walk you through it on the phone.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys,
@avigil,
I'll stop by harbor freight and see what long hex attachments I can find.

@Vic's 959,
I didn't want to take out any 'bolts', especially the big ones under the seat. Not sure which 'harness box' ones you're talking about. But anything to get me some wiggle room to those 2 screws is welcomed advice.
 

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By the way, I already have some bit sets, ratchets, and other sets. What I think I'm going to do is get something like this.

 

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You're on the right track. I posted a picture of the magnetic snake that I bought along with the long hex head set that I bought next to the regular size hex head set that I already had which was not long enough.

When I was removing the hex head bolts that are closer to the rider seat, I used the long hex head driver while having the snake magnetic end up to the bolt. To do this, I had to put the snake in from underneath the tabbed piece. I attached a couple pictures from the front and the rear. My bike has the passenger seat cowl on it. That is why it looks different.

I removed the passenger strap before doing any of this.

Hopefully this helps.
 

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You're on the right track. I posted a picture of the magnetic snake that I bought along with the long hex head set that I bought next to the regular size hex head set that I already had which was not long enough.

When I was removing the hex head bolts that are closer to the rider seat, I used the long hex head driver while having the snake magnetic end up to the bolt. To do this, I had to put the snake in from underneath the tabbed piece. I attached a couple pictures from the front and the rear. My bike has the passenger seat cowl on it. That is why it looks different.

I removed the passenger strap before doing any of this.

Hopefully this helps.
Thanks @avigil
I like pictures.
 

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I honestly don't understand why bikes don't just come with this already done. The license plate is still shown and it makes the bike look so much better.
 

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I honestly don't understand why bikes don't just come with this already done. The license plate is still shown and it makes the bike look so much better.
I've heard it's because of California law. Requirements for turn signals to be X distance apart...
 
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i did it!

It took me a few hours but I got it done. I had to be extra careful not to scratch the heat shield when screwing in the license plate holder. I'm glad I picked up a few tools at harbor freight, including the flexible 7 inch driver and a super small ratchet. I also had to go to home depot later to get a single torx '30' screw because I didn't have that size bit lying around. Bought a bucket, so I could flip it over and have a seat. (My back thanks me)

The wire placement was iffy, I weaved the left and right signals around the soft plastics so that the wiring as it comes through the hole ( from the top to the underside of the bike) is pulled back so the screw that holds the NRC turn signal metal piece has clearance to come through where the wires originally came. I hope that adhesive holds. I did clean the underside before applying.

All in all, it's done. a little worried about having it stick out from the bottom so much, but it's a lot better than the old fender. :)

I will post pics as soon as my phone wakes up from the dead.
 

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Congratulations! I'm sure you're glad to have it finished!
 

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I am, I am tired. I am.
I was up in Seattle for Valentines. How in the world do you manage to ride your bike in that cold, misty, wet land?
 

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I am, I am tired. I am.
I was up in Seattle for Valentines. How in the world do you manage to ride your bike in that cold, misty, wet land?
You gotta dress warm. Nowadays I'm wearing freeze out glove liners and over my socks, gauntlet gloves, thermal layers under leather pants, thermal top and the liner in my jacket, and a neck guard. This past Saturday it actually got up to 65 and I got too warm midday. Of course if you're in a warm climate then you'd think that's crazy.

For the road conditions, we do have to be very careful. When we get dry days, waiting a little while so the roads can dry out and taking it easy when the roads are wet. I'd love to be riding in California right now. But come June - September and I'll probably prefer riding up here than roasting my butt down there. :)

What part of the country are you in?
 

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I'm in Dallas. I was just up there to visit my gf who lives in Renton. I only saw 1 rider, in Seattle city. Also, the needle is underwhelming.
 

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Started doing my rear fender delete yesterday only to have to stop because the long bolt that came with the kit wasnt long enough. I didn't have any problems with removing any of the bolts as I had long allen wrenches. Went to DMP Fastners today to grab a longer bolt and hope to get back to finishing the install hopefully on Friday. It's taken me about a half hour to remove the stock rear fender.

I want to keep my rear pegs, but how do you do that with the hardware that they supply?
 

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Thank you guys for the photos, they're going to help me a lot! The instructions on the NRC website were quite minimal. So does the rear fender have to come off for the install? I see both seats have to be removed.
 

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Got to love how clean that NRC setup is and out of all i've seen so far on this forum and other communities it seems to be the most ideal (to me).

Won't be surprised to see more owners show up on here with them installed.
 
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