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So after some great comments by a few of you guys, I decided to go with the Mustard Bikes tail tidy. I was on the fence between the Evotech and the Mustard; the overseas ordering was steering me clear from Mustard, but the price was steering me clear from the Evotech. In the US, the Evotech costs $192. I thought the Mustard costs $130, + $30 shipping, but that is $AUS. After the handy dandy Google currency calculator, I found out that the exchange rate is way in favor for the US (Thank you Mr. Trump for plummeting our Dollar!) at a rate of 1:1.43. Thus, the Mustard tidy costs only $118 US.

I figured I would post up for guys who are thinking of a tail tidy and aren't sure, or don't want to spend the exuberant amount in the US for one, go with the Mustard! Cheapest you will find. From all my research, it looks the best and is pretty much plug and play, even with the US stock signals (even though you will end up melting them). I will let you all know how shipping and delivery goes, and of course, the install! :grin:



Now....LED indicators or a Remus?....
 

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That's definitely a different look. Not sure I completely love it, but it is badass!
 

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I’ve got a Mustard. Can vouch for ease of fitting. No cutting or soldering wires etc, and step by step YouTube clip is easier to follow than printed instructions. I’ve kept all the OEM stuff in case I want to put it back to stock. Without a mudguard the rear throws a lot of crud up onto the seat and tail bag which can be annoying.

Big advantage for Australia is the Mustard complies with current Australian design rules that so long as you spend the extra $18 on a reflector to go below the plate. I believe our local police are writing tickets for non-compliance with the letter of the law.

I also worried about the proximity of exhaust to indicators (we have small LEDs standard in Australia) but they really don’t get more than slightly warm. Bigger indicators and higher octane fuel in other countries may render a different result.

Tom in Sydney
 

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I’ve got a Mustard. Can vouch for ease of fitting. No cutting or soldering wires etc, and step by step YouTube clip is easier to follow than printed instructions. I’ve kept all the OEM stuff in case I want to put it back to stock. Without a mudguard the rear throws a lot of crud up onto the seat and tail bag which can be annoying.

Big advantage for Australia is the Mustard complies with current Australian design rules that so long as you spend the extra $18 on a reflector to go below the plate. I believe our local police are writing tickets for non-compliance with the letter of the law.

I also worried about the proximity of exhaust to indicators (we have small LEDs standard in Australia) but they really don’t get more than slightly warm. Bigger indicators and higher octane fuel in other countries may render a different result.

Tom in Sydney
Good call! I didnt think about checking the local regs for the reflector, but having been riding for almost 20 years here, I have never been stopped for anything like that. I used to have my plate mounted way under my tail of the R1, no light on it, not nothing on the back. Hoping that remains the case!

I do have the big ugly bubble blinkers of the US style which suck, and when I slide them back they will be right behind the exhaust. I have some high temp heat shielding tape I am going to put on the back of the blinker for the time being after I see what the exhaust temp is coming out of the pipe. Ultimately I intend to throw a Remus on there so that won't be an issue...or maybe some LEDs.

My Mustard is ordered and has shipped. No delivery date yet but I ordered it on 5/4 so we will see how long the shipping takes from TAS to USA.
 

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Good call. Don’t forget there are no instructions so hopefully you can follow the Aussie accent on the you tube video...

Tom
 

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Hahaha Tom! I already watched it! Video is perfect for install. I love the Aussie accent so yea I can understand him. SIRI on my iPhone is the Aussie girl.
 

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Just to follow up, shipping to the US took 9 days. I didn't realize how much smaller the light and tidy is from the stock. I'm almost scared to put it on!
 

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Another happy Mustard customer here – arrived from Australia to Tokyo, Japan in 5 days. Install went smoothly – I stood and watched my dealer do it for $30! As mentioned above, the tail light is a lot smaller than the stock unit. I was a bit worried about the exhaust being near the indicator (LEDs in Japan), but it's not in the direct line of fire and barely gets warm, so no worries there.

And the bike looks way better after the install!
 

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I'm going for the mustard one.
This bike is my daily driver so i'll be on it rain or shine. @Shultz How much crap will it flick up onto the rider in the wet at commute speeds (<70kmh)?
Has it become an issue where you don't want to ride it in wet/damp conditions?
 

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I was a bit worried about the exhaust being near the indicator (LEDs in Japan), but it's not in the direct line of fire and barely gets warm, so no worries there.
If you run your bike hard from time to time this tail tidy with the original exhaust will burn and melt the tip of the LED light.


I'm going for the mustard one.
This bike is my daily driver so i'll be on it rain or shine. @Shultz How much crap will it flick up onto the rider in the wet at commute speeds (<70kmh)?
Has it become an issue where you don't want to ride it in wet/damp conditions?
You´re gonna have a line of water from the tire hitting all of your back and even the back of your helmet when you ride this bike without the original tail tidy.
 

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I commute on my 790D each day and tend to wear a rain suit in wet weather so any spray tends to hit me on the back. It’s annoying but not bad enough that I would leave the bike at home and take the Vespa.

I kept all the OEM parts so could throw it all back on if I get really sick of the water and debris kicked up.

RH indicator is fine so far.

Tom in Sydney
 

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Thanks Tom,
I'm in Sydney too, it doesn't rain too often.
getting a bit off topic but...
How have you found it commuting? I've been on a vstrom 650 for the last 9 years. i was getting frustrated at not being nimble enough for lane filtering and found i was ringing it's little heart out.

I borrowed an MT-09 for a week but found it it too twitchy on the throttle, and a bit uncomfortable.

Loved the duke from the first test ride.
 

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Most of my commuting was on a BMW R1200R. My eyes were opened when I tried commuting on my Vespa - much better through small gaps. The 790D was the tiniest bike I could find without sacrificing too much power. Great head up riding position and light clutch make it a weapon in traffic and I still find I want to take it up the Old Road on a Saturday....

Tom in Sydney
 

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R and G from Twisted Throttle with tail light heat protection against melting approx 125$ US free shipping -
Though they're currently out of stock back in stock end of July - I prefer the oem looking taillight over the Mustard -

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Another happy Mustard customer here – arrived from Australia to Tokyo, Japan in 5 days. Install went smoothly – I stood and watched my dealer do it for $30! As mentioned above, the tail light is a lot smaller than the stock unit. I was a bit worried about the exhaust being near the indicator (LEDs in Japan), but it's not in the direct line of fire and barely gets warm, so no worries there.

And the bike looks way better after the install!
30$ - HA A US dealer won't even talk to you for $30. They'd turn that in to a 140$ job without blinking -

Steve
 
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