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I just ordered the A2T by analog motorcycles and I think this is a really clean look but unfortunately it was not compatible with the XSR700. Im currently looking at the Rizoma fender eliminator, just wondering if there are other options that Im missing out on. Thanks!!!
 

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I just ordered the A2T by analog motorcycles and I think this is a really clean look but unfortunately it was not compatible with the XSR700. Im currently looking at the Rizoma fender eliminator, just wondering if there are other options that Im missing out on. Thanks!!!
One of the more popular options is the no-cut kit from EvoTech
Google search will yield images
 

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I just ordered the A2T by analog motorcycles and I think this is a really clean look but unfortunately it was not compatible with the XSR700. Im currently looking at the Rizoma fender eliminator, just wondering if there are other options that Im missing out on. Thanks!!!

Depends if you want to keep the 'mudguard' part or not.
I wrote the following recommendations a while ago in another thread, which also related to the tail-light.
There may be a few products in there though that you haven't come across yet:





I'm no fan of the rear end of the bike - Yamaha really took their eye off the ball here.
Apart from the whole tail unit being way too bulky (which is a common curse with stock bikes), they've clumsily added retro-touches that don't quite work with the rest of the design (which I feel should be viewed more as a retro-futuristic-industrial hybrid), such as the tail-light taken off another, more genuinely retro model and bizarrely adding a little upward curl to the lip of the rear fender, which strikes me as very gauche.

Before the rear fender really started to bother me, I was going to go for the Evotech Performance tail tidy, which is by far the best looking of the products in its category (imho of course).
However, since deciding to do away with the whole tail unit (mud-guard included), the Evotech Performance part can no longer be used and the suitable options increase and became rather more complicated.

First, does one keep the original tail light or go with a different design?
While no massive fan of the original light, Yamaha have since released a more refined after-market version (LED Vintech Tail Light - P/N: YME-FYTL1-00-0).
Granted, it's not perfect but I do feel that it works better than the original and presents much more of a 'future-retro' vibe due to the halo effect, which will nicely compliment an LED halo headlight (the best of which is the pricey VisionX Vector, for those that are interested).

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However, if you've completely been turned off the idea of round tail-lights and want an after-market one in a different shape, then things get a bit more complicated. (as well as the fact that despite having now looked at thousands of tail-light designs, I have yet to find one that I feel would perfectly work with the XSR700).

Turning first to the R&G tail tidy. With apologies to those who have fitted one, I just don't think this part looks right at all.
It fits way too high, with the license plate starting just a few cms before the end of the bike frame. It also has very little rear-ward projection, which adds to the small, bunched-up look.
The tail-light they fit also doesn't work at all with the design language of the rest of the bike and it fits in a weird position, not close enough or far away enough from the frame.
Worse is that it tilts upwards (though this is not uncommon with the tail tidies featuring after-market tail-lights) and just looks pretty cheap and 'Chinese' in the process.

I think there are better options to consider here but which still have their own flaws;

Urbano Bruni 'Racer Line' (still fits too high and with little projection although the tail-light at least integrates better)
https://www.urbanobruni.it/portatarg...xsr-700-racer/

Puig (too high, light again tilts upwards but is a little better than R&G one and fits more slickly. It would likely be easier to replace with another version too. However this unit does not appear to include a complete under-seat plate with which to cover the hole left by the removal of the fender)
http://www.puig.tv/tuning-bikes/yama.../f1-r37-m7226/

Rizoma 'Fox' (usual ridiculous Rizoma over-pricing, fits too high, although at least it has adjustable projection. Light seems sleek but I'm not sure I trust these currently-trendy tiny units to be as visible as physically larger ones)
http://www.rizoma.com/universal/mixe...609-50462991-R


At one time I had seriously considered each of these before deciding on the unit I just purchased (today in fact).
I went with a lesser-seen option (in fact I don't think I've read anything about it on here), which is to be used with the Vintech tail-light.
It's from Evotech RL (an Italian company, not to be confused with the British 'Evotech Performance').
http://www.evotech-rc.it/product/214...00#ad-image-12

I chose this as it appears to have a nice amount of projection away from the bike frame and a nice downward curve overall, thanks to the joint in the middle.
This allows for the license plate to be set at a nicer height than normal (closer to stock) as well getting away from the abrupt, linear style of virtually all of the competing units (which makes them look rather home-made, imho).
It also lets you continue using the original indicators (courtesy of the cheap brackets they sell for this purpose) while deciding which after-market ones to buy (my current position).
I also prefer the way the tail-light is mounted to the unit, which would allow for changing over to an after-market one, should a suitable candidate be found, by simply making up a simple bracket to accommodate regular tail-light fixing positions.
The downsides of the unit are that it's pricey (I paid EU €193, with the optional license plate light and reflector as well as the afore-mentioned original indicator brackets and shipping to the UK) and that it also might appear too industrial for some.

Assuming none of those take your fancy, here are a couple of other noteworthy units to consider, if using the original/Vintech light:

Urbano Bruni 'Y Line' (the upward sweep of it may not work well in person and it's a bit tacky looking, what with the 'XSR700' cut out)
https://www.urbanobruni.it/portatarga/yamaha/xsr-700/

Barracuda (a bit odd looking, and not loving the holes plus the indicator mounting looks cheap and the joint in the middle is unpainted)
https://www.barracudamoto.com/moto/y...a-xsr-700.html
 

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I would like it more if it had a central brake light with side turn indicators. 94$ doesnt seem so bad compared to the 3$$ Evo tech or other options Ive seen
It's only $94 if you have other lights to use or plan to run it without any rear lights (which is generally illegal & unsafe). Price goes to $425 (looks like they discounted them $100 to $325) w/ lights.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a very good option, but we're talking about paying money to remove parts that came with the bike which seems ass backwards to me.
 

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At one time I had seriously considered each of these before deciding on the unit I just purchased (today in fact).
I went with a lesser-seen option (in fact I don't think I've read anything about it on here), which is to be used with the Vintech tail-light.
It's from Evotech RL (an Italian company, not to be confused with the British 'Evotech Performance').
http://www.evotech-rc.it/product/214...00#ad-image-12

I chose this as it appears to have a nice amount of projection away from the bike frame and a nice downward curve overall, thanks to the joint in the middle.
This allows for the license plate to be set at a nicer height than normal (closer to stock) as well getting away from the abrupt, linear style of virtually all of the competing units (which makes them look rather home-made, imho).
It also lets you continue using the original indicators (courtesy of the cheap brackets they sell for this purpose) while deciding which after-market ones to buy (my current position).
I also prefer the way the tail-light is mounted to the unit, which would allow for changing over to an after-market one, should a suitable candidate be found, by simply making up a simple bracket to accommodate regular tail-light fixing positions.
The downsides of the unit are that it's pricey (I paid EU €193, with the optional license plate light and reflector as well as the afore-mentioned original indicator brackets and shipping to the UK) and that it also might appear too industrial for some.

Nightic, would you have a picture of your bike with your chosen Evotech on?
 

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Nightic, would you have a picture of your bike with your chosen Evotech on?

Here are a couple just taken during washing of my pretty much (aesthetically) completed XSR700 (custom Black Nappa Leather Seat pending).
(Full specs in the 'My Garage' section, for those interested)
 

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Ever consider true old school?

Lucas hooded tail light:


Or the old Sparto Limp Sausage:



Either can be had for less than $50. Not LED, but probably able to convert with an LED 1157 bulb.

These were the go to substitutes for the stamped steel tail light set ups on the British twins of the 60s. Heck I had one of the Sparto lights on my 68 Bultaco and my brother's Metralla had one of the hooded ones.

Look on ebay or other sources. I did a search using "vintage aluminum motorcycle tail lights" and got a variety of old school looking stuff that is cooler than the OEM lollipop on there.
 

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Nightic, it's a beauty indeed!
I see you have sw-motech side carriers. I also use them, with Legend Gear LC bags, and was wondering whether bags would bump on original indicator lights if I go or the Evotech tail. Did you have a similar problem, before choosing your new indicators?
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Nightic, it's a beauty indeed!
I see you have sw-motech side carriers. I also use them, with Legend Gear LC bags, and was wondering whether bags would bump on original indicator lights if I go or the Evotech tail. Did you have a similar problem, before choosing your new indicators?
George

I use SW Motech's Sysbag 15 with the side carriers.
Here's an older photo of the bike with them fitted.
You can probably see that there is a good amount of space between the Sysbag 15 (listed as 32.5cm wide) and my (tiny) after-market indicators, so I assume the LC1/LC2 bags (both listed as 31cm wide) would also be fine.

In my opinion, the original indicators will look odd with the Evotech tail tidy (and most similar products), as it's quite a minimal design and the original indicators will be too bulky and clunky looking in comparison.
 

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I have the New Rage Cycles fender eliminator tucked version. i think it cleans up the rear end very nicely! just wish the break light was a little brighter but other than that, install was a breeze and took 20 mins at most.
 

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