Friday, December 17, 2004 - 08:19:24 AM PST

by Guy Caputo,

Tech Series: Tiger Racing's Inner Fender Eliminator

The "Tiger Tail" Inner Fender Eliminator
For 1999 – 2002 Suzuki Hayabusas

 Well my friends, I now introduce to you the latest in fender eliminator kits for the Big Bad Hayabusa, from Tiger Racing comes the Tiger Tail.  This combination fender eliminator, battery box, license plate holder is the wonder child of the boys at Tiger Racing who designed this piece specifically for a project bike.  I wasn’t about to chop up my sub frame just so that I could install the FBG battery and I also needed something that would allow me to lower the Busa to all time lows and you can’t get your Busa any lower without using one of these.   


 This very fine crafted work of art mounts in place of your stock plastic inner fender and now you can easily slip the FBG battery (or other larger gel type battery) into the sub frame.  You also have plenty of room for the ECU to mount in its stock location and allows for the Power Commander II® to mount under the rear seat where we all put it.  It has a tail plate that acts as both a rear mud flap and a license plate holder.


The Tiger Tail is laser cut using 5035 aluminum and pre-shaped to fit all the Busa sub frames of every year.  All edges are de-burred by the laser so there are no sharp edges and all corners are radiused.   Way cool if you ask me.  Schnitz Racing is one of the exclusive distributors of the “Tiger Tail” and you can also ask them about being a dealer.  It retails for $119.95 (too cheap if you ask me) and bolts directly into the stock bolt mounts.  This fender eliminator allows you to use it on a stock swingarm all the way up to an extended swingarm of 8” over.  It fits into the aftermarket 5” over tail section and creates a large area for mounting more stuff if you so desire.  If you use a Nitrous bottle in your swingarm, no worry.  The Tiger Tail allows for swingarm movement and clearance of bottle valve and hose. 

A lot of engineering must have went into this thing because it’s easy to install, fits great and gives me more room than I had before in both areas, wheel cavity and battery compartment.   How looooow can you gooooo?

 Part #TT-13 Hayabusa - Fender Eliminator w/Battery Box, License Plate Holder   $119.95

 Schnitz Racing
222 N. Third Street - Decatur, IN 46733 USA
Phone: 800-837-9730 - FAX 800-213-3244
Outside US /Canada Phone: 260-728-9457
Outside US /Canada Fax: 260-728-2021
Used Part Hotline: 260-724-2839


Until next time, Safe Racing to All.

 Guy Caputo can be reached by email at


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