front fender removal


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front fender removal

Post by trak » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:10 am



can't find much any info on removal,, just wanted the bottom part off to add a mudflap,,, guess you need college for that,,, .. got everything loose but the mid section between the forks,,, not a clue....



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Re: front fender removal

Post by RBGERSON » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:32 am

ON the top of the "chrome" plastic fork cover there are two holes inside two caps which you have to pry/pop off..then in the holes two bolts..one each ..I forget if they are 10mm or allen
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Re: front fender removal

Post by aj1500 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:01 am

you will have to remove the 2 bolts to the rear and loosen the 2 to the front of the fork brace in the middle of the fender between the forks as it is a clamp design with recessed inserts that go through the fender itself. as to the bolt it could be either my 88 had allen and my 97 is 10 mm bolts

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Re: front fender removal

Post by joeincalif » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:46 pm

You can put on a fender extender without removing the fender. Just be careful when you drill the holes, put a thin piece of wood between the fender and the tire before you drill.
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Re: front fender removal

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:22 pm

Just put one on my bike recently. I wasn't about to remove the fender for such a simple addition. Wish I'd taken pictures, but here goes. Put a piece of masking tape on the flap, so that the tape is well attached to the upper "exposed" part of the flap, but loosely attached to the part that slips under the fender. Mark the hole locations on the tape that is lightly covering the mount area. Pull the tape back, leaving the securely attached tape in place on the upper flap, and slide the flap in place securely, then stick the tape with the marks to the fender. Drill your holes where the marks indicate, remove the flap, remove the tape....and mount it. 10 Minutes tops. Perfectly aligned. Just drill slowly. It's plastic, so not much pressure needed.

This is a rather crude illustration of where to put the tape, and where to mark the holes, well, 2 of them, anyway.
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Re: front fender removal

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:51 pm

trak wrote:can't find much any info on removal,, just wanted the bottom part off to add a mudflap,,, guess you need college for that,,, .. got everything loose but the mid section between the forks,,, not a clue....
Look at the first 36 steps here, and you'll see how it's done (obviously some of the steps won't be required for just the fender): viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16118



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