Last update we fitted a great first timer’s mod, Oggy Knobbs to help protect your motorcycle in the occasion of drop or fall, while this time we’re adding two more accessories, Ventura luggage, and a Promoto Oggy Fender Eliminator.
The reason we’re doing these two together is because the Ventura rear mounting points are shared with the Oggy Fender Eliminator, which saves a heap of time compared to doing them separately, plus the FE looks awesome and is a great choice.
When it comes to Ventura luggage, we went with a 36L Wizard Coocase hard topbox for our Ninja 400, as this size isn’t overwhelming for the bike, is waterproof and can be easily mounted/dismounted with a locking mechanism on both the topbox and for the mount.
The Coocase also comes with a removable internal liner, that will help prevent anything you’re transporting getting smashed around in the top box if it isn’t full and you’re on bumpy roads.
Installation is via Ventura’s L-Bracket system, which is a no-cut/no-drill installation on the Ninja 400, so it couldn’t be easier. The Fender Eliminator mounts via four under tail bolts and is also quite easy. The only issue I had here was removing the stock indicators from the standard fender to fit them to the Oggy FE. Apart from this it’s just a matter of running the wires through and using the supplied connectors so the Oggy FE licence plate light is powered.
Unfortunately I’m a little short of images for a few sections but bear with me!
Ninja 400 Ventura, Coocase and Oggy FE Install
First up unpack the Oggy FE box and the Ventura L-Bracket and Coocase packages and make sure you’ve got all the components, I’ve never had a problem but you never know! Also take a look at the instructions and familiarise yourself with what you’ll need.
This job can be completed with a metric socket set and hex heads, metric spanners, a pair of wire clippers and a screw driver for the indicator mounts.
Start by removing the pillion seat to gain access to the wiring hidden beneath, and the fender mounting bolts. There’s a small plastic panel that will hold a phone, that you can lift to access where the wiring is routed, and those mounting bolts.
Disconnect the indicator plugs and rear tail light plugs. These all are routed up out of the fender and are easily recognised from the tail light plug, which you don’t need to touch.
Identify the four fender mount bolts as well. These can be undone, releasing the stock fender. Route the wires and plugs down out of the tail to remove the fender, don’t force them through in case you pull a plug off.
With the stock fender off, dismantle it to get to the stock indicators. These are held in place by a metal retaining plate, with a screw, and underneath this is another plate that is pushed into the rubber of the indicator boot, expanding the rubber and holding it in place. I had to bend the stock fender open to get a screw driver in, and still shredded one of the screws.
These fit directly into the Oggy FE, just replace them in the same fashion as you removed them. Also fit the FE licence plate light using the provided small bolts. Finally remove the license plate from the old fender and fit to the Fender Eliminator, using the bolts and Nylock nuts.
The Fender Eliminator should now be fully assembled. I cut the original plug off the license plate light, and spliced it onto the wires for the FE version.
Route the indicator wires and plugs, and the plate light wires and plug back up into the tail and connect them. Then add the two bolts closest to the tail (rear of the bike) with provided washers, and the nuts which go on the inside of the tail. Just keep them slightly loose.
Remove both pillion peg brackets, keeping in mind the right side also holds the exhaust. Replace the bolts closest to the front of the bike, adding the spacer provided, which goes between the pillion bracket and the frame.
Now grab the L-Bracket cross member, it’s essentially a pole with a mounting plate on the middle, and bolts into the two remaining mounting points for the new Fender Eliminator. Again don’t overtighten.
The L-Bracket’s thin, flat end now mounts to the rear pillion bracket mounting point, also between the bracket and the frame. The L-Brackets only fit properly one way, so make sure you’ve eye-balled it to get it right. If it looks totally wrong, switch them around.
Then add the bolts on each side to connect the L-Bracket onto the cross-member you’ve just bolted on at the Fender Eliminator. Keep everything loose still.
Now assemble the Coocase mounting plate mounts as per the instructions. If you’ve chosen a different Ventura Rack and Bag combo, you’ll have a rear rack you can simply slot into place. With the mounting plate mounts together, put them into place on either side, and add the mounting plate.
Line up the plate mounts with the mounting plate, so that you’ll be bolting it into place in the same locations on each side. Then add the washers provided to those specific mounting points, then the bolts provided. The plate mounts are threaded, so you’ll just tighten the mounting plate down onto them.
Note: The plate mounts are the V-shaped metal assemblies. The mounting plate is the big plastic top box mount which bolts over them.
With everything now in place and aligned, tighten the Fender Eliminator bolts (all four), then move on to the two bolts at each pillion peg bracket, then move back to the cross-member (one bolt each side), followed by the plate mounts (two each side) and mounting plate bolts (four on top).
Just be careful with the final two, that you don’t end up with the mounting plate at some weird angle.
Give everything a final check to make sure they are tightened appropriately and check that the indicators are plugged in correctly and working, as well as the plate light.
With this done, place the plastic cover over the mounting plate for the topbox, hiding the four bolts, and push the plugs from the fender into the rubber sleeve to protect them from water, then put the pillion seat back in place.
Now just grab your Coocase, remove the keys from the envelope included, and unlock it, then slide it into the back of the mounting plate, then press the key side down until it clicks into place.
The foam/fabric liner should fit into place pretty easily, and you’ve got the Coocase 36L Wizard Coocase ready to take a helmet and possibly a light jacket and gloves.
You’re now ready for pretty much anything, enjoy that new luggage capacity, and if you want something to clean up the rear of the bike when you don’t need to full Coocase, think about grabbing a Ventura Grab-Rail, or a little EVO-10 rack with Sports Pack.
Ventura, Coocase and Oggy Knobbs (Promoto) are available from all good motorcycle stores, or check out the Kenma Australia website for the full range and pricing.