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post #31 of 107 Old 12-08-2016, 08:25 PM
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What did you do for the back bolt? Is the new mount more bent aluminum flat bar?
This method has been used for years. I haven't heard but one negative comment about it so it probably works well.
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post #32 of 107 Old 12-09-2016, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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The temperature dropped significantly here. These are test parts to be installed as soon it it gets warm again. It will not be long,



The long piece is for the front. The short piece for the back.

The front piece bolts on from the back side using new stainless button head screws. The fender attaches to the new holes using the existing hardware. You may notice extra holes in the middle that don't make sense. These are just used to hold the part while it is machined.

The back piece is different. It attaches to the original rear mount from the outside using a new button head cap screw. The upper piece fits in the well that the original bolt would have gone into. The fender is then secured to the new mount using a button head cap screw and washer from the back side.



The raise is 0.65" or 16.5 mm. Target price will be $30. More to come as soon as I get the pieces installed. Will make an installation video as well.

This design lends itself to an even greater change in fender height if the cross over brake line is replaced.

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I like it! My only thought is mentioned above; I would prefer more than 0.65" if possible with either your Galfer or other brake line solution.

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Wow, nice work Rich!

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Thanks Guys.

For those willing to go with a new cross over brake line, how much more room would you like? Stare at the bike and give it some thought.
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I just added some shinko tires and I only have about 1/4" gap between the front of the fender and the tire, so will this kit raise it another .65 on top of the 1/4" or would .65" be the total height?
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It should make it .85.

Ok, I have a question. Has anyone here ridden in mud, had a problem with clogging, then raised the fender and ridden in mud again? The reason I am asking is that I have not(been real lucky so far) and I want to know if a raised fender still clog's up? I guess what I want to know how high is beneficial? ...or is any additional clearance actually beneficial?

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Rats.....I was afraid of that, and my brace is not coming off for a bit more clearance.
+1 I will get a hacksaw to fender before brace come off.
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Rick, very nice. I would like a set please. B.
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I did a trial fitment this morning on my Vee2. No surprises, all worked as planned. It's just too straightforward to expect problems, but I will machine a full set today and use it this week to look for any unforeseen problems. Will try to post a pic of the raised fender tonight.
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