Austone v mudguard

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Austone v mudguard

Postby Sidcar » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:57 pm

I've just fitted an austone tyre to the rear of my GL1500 outfit. Much better traction but it's machining away the lower end of the mudguard. Anyone had the same problem?


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Re: Austone v mudguard

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:45 am

Alot of us that use the Austone tire have that same issue. you can use a couple of zip ties to pull the lower splash guard forward, it doesnt need much. Some have pulled the battery out to get in behind and make the modification, others have just laid the bike over on the crash bars and do it from the bottom. I did mine when the wheel was off. 8-)
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Re: Austone v mudguard

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:12 am

Everyone has that problem. There is a mud guard at the lower front of the inner fender that most remove and then use the zip ties to raise the inner fender. When I had the Austone on my bike (took it off because of handling problems) it still rubbed riding two up when hitting a hard bump or on a very rough road. I could smell the melted plastic when it happened. I replaced the inner fender because of this.

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