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post #81 of 128 Old 12-30-2016, 09:04 PM
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Got my kit from Rick installed and I'm impressed. Installation is simple and it works great. I ride 99% street, and I still found gravel getting sucked into the fender. This will end that. For $30, this is a well thought out solution that took me way less time/effort than trying to fab up something myself, and it looks stock. Well done, Rick!


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post #82 of 128 Old 12-31-2016, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Picture of front adapter installed.



This is a brand new Shinko 804 with the 0.65" fender raising kit installed.



It's actually not necessary to remove the front wheel to install the kit, but if your installing a new tire anyway .... might as well.
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post #83 of 128 Old 01-05-2017, 07:31 AM
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I like that fender / tire combo but would be more inclined to the 705, E-07, K60 (not full knob). I wish the OEM setup gave us a little more clearance to painlessly accommodate that next step up. Why sell the 650XT if limited to street tires?
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post #84 of 128 Old 01-05-2017, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 owners might want to follow this thread. Fender raising raises some questions....

I think we will be exploring a high fender mount kit. There are a bunch of relatively inexpensive supermoto front fenders that could be used. Since everyone thinking of raising their fender probably already has a skid pan the high fender seems like a real option.
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post #85 of 128 Old 01-05-2017, 05:53 PM
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^ that's cool.

Please let us know when the +/- 1.5-inch kit for the V2 is available.

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post #86 of 128 Old 01-07-2017, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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I will. The drawings are complete. Might happen tomorrow depending on the weather here. We had a storm here in SC of historically significance last night. 5" of snow.

I know, but there is ice on the road.
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post #87 of 128 Old 01-08-2017, 04:58 AM
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The normal shopping cart screen looks like this:



When you click on the white button that says "Checkout" you should see a screen that looks like this:



I suggest calling us at 509 five two one 7040 if your still having issues.
Worked fine for me. Ordered from Australia...becomes a bit expensive with the freight to Oz (and the current exchange rate), but other than that I think it's very reasonably priced for what it achieves.. I'd been pondering trying to do it myself, but too many other competing priorities at present...so thanks for saving me some time Rick!
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post #88 of 128 Old 01-08-2017, 06:43 AM
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"competing priorities"

Oh, I like that one....I'm stealing it

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post #89 of 128 Old 01-12-2017, 04:24 PM
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Installed Rick's fender (guard) raising kit yesterday.
Only took maybe 15 minutes for the job, leaving the front wheel on.
Went for test run on some local dirt roads with alfie53 and the raised guard works perfectly - no more rocks scraping under the guard when picked up by the front tyre.
Many thanks Rick for coming up with such a neat solution.

Original height of guard


Extra height with the raising kit fitted


Side view with kit fitted. Only noticeable with close inspection. I might try to find a black allen head bolt to replace the silver bolt.
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post #90 of 128 Old 01-12-2017, 10:09 PM
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I put mine on in the cool of yesterday evening. Not a problem except for my hammy hands struggling to do up the inner rear bolts with one wheel "spoke" in the way (couldn't be bothered to roll the bike since it was parked backwards downhill into the gutter).
My clearances are less, probably because the Anakee 3s were put on just before I fitted the height extenders.

Before mod it was 12mm clearance to tyre, afterwards 21mm at front of guard.
30mm now at bottom rear of guard
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