Removing the Fenders


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Removing the Fenders

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:10 pm



I am need to remove the fenders to prep them for painting. My question is, it looks like the rear fender is connected to a bolt that is holding the rear shock on at the top. how is the best, or correct way to do this? In other words, How do ya get the fenders off? :lol:



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Re: Removing the Fenders

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:25 am

Fairly sure it the bolts just behind the shock mounts.
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Re: Removing the Fenders

Postby JDMAG » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:40 pm

There is an air valve on the shocks. Do I need to let the air out of the shocks before I try to remove the top bolt that holds the fender and shock in place?

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Re: Removing the Fenders

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:39 am

No on releasing air but again I don't think the shocks have to come off the bolt that holds the fender is not the one that holds the shocks in place..if I remember correctly the shock mount is a welded stud on the frame.
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Re: Removing the Fenders

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 pm

That's right, I removed the fender on my 1100 without ever touching the shocks.

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Re: Removing the Fenders

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:17 pm

I gottem off today and they are already sanded.
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