Ron Barbani review

I’m a little disappointed with the product. First of all, the cost. For spending $245.00 all you get is a piece of painted fiberglass, a couple of mounting screws, and bad installation notes. That does not include the hugger fender, that’s another $199.99.

Don’t get me wrong, the finished product looks great but there are a few flaws, example; Once completely mounted there are two gaping holes on each side, the fit and finish could have been a lot better. I had to cut out the old fender and I did not like having to do that however, if this is what your looking for you have to cut it out. The directions say to cut the rear fender but it doesn’t tell you that you have to remove the entire housing. It would be near impossible cutting out the fender while it’s still on the bike. It left me guessing if I should try to cut it out while it’s still attached to the bike or not. I decided to remove the entire housing because I wanted to make sure it was done right. I cannot stand a half done job if you know what I mean.

You do loose 90% of your trunk space. I use to brag to many riders (especially sport riders) about how much trunk space I had. Not any more.

The entire job took about four hours from start to finish. I had to take a couple of breaks because my back started to hurt from bending over so much. Plus they did not furnish all the hardware needed to complete the job. The salesman tried to tell me that they make this eliminator for many different countries and have to accommodate for all the different configurations. Bull. I was missing the nut to remount the brake light, There is no turn signal reinstallation hardware.

The license plate bracket does not line up with the holes that are pre drilled, so you have to plug the current holes and drill new ones.

I do not like that they do not offer any ideas about replacing your turn signals. I guess they figure you don’t need them. Right now I’m shopping for replacement turn signals that flush mount to the side of the bike.

The following is how I rate them on a scale of 1-10. 1 being extremely bad and 10 being perfect.

Looks 8
Color Match (mine is yellow) 7
Fit and Finish 4
Quality 6
Directions 4
Value 3

If I had to do it all over again. I probably would not have done it. That’s one bad thing about this job, there’s no turning back. Once you destroy your fender you cannot replace it without spending major bucks. There is no way possible to replace the original fender.