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post #1 of 133 Old 12-01-2016, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Vee2 Fender Raising Kit

There has been a persistent slow drip of requests for a fender raising kit for the Vee2. I am pretty sure the fender can be raised 0.45" to 0.5" without changing the brake lines, but it would require multiple small machined parts to accomplish the spacing.

After removing the the front axle and probably the wheel, the parts would be secured from the backside (inside) of the existing mounts.

I am sure this would be a low volume part, but thought I would ask how much interest there is.
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There has been a persistent slow drip of requests for a fender raising kit for the Vee2. I am pretty sure the fender can be raised 0.45" to 0.5" without changing the brake lines, but it would require multiple small machined parts to accomplish the spacing.

After removing the the front axle and probably the wheel, the parts would be secured from the backside (inside) of the existing mounts.

I am sure this would be a low volume part, but thought I would ask how much interest there is.
Raising the fender up is certainly needed for even casual dirt riding. I can hear the rocks dragging along the inside of the fender, sometimes even on the street.
I think a half inch would be just about right.
Removing the front wheel to install the kit would not deter me.
Mark me interested / likely.
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I'm in for a kit. Do you have an approximate timeline? I'd like to get mine done before mid Spring.

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Hey.....what about 12 and up 650's?
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I would most definitely be interested. Great news to hear that you might be coming up with something for that fender. Today is a Good day, sitting here waiting for my kids to come home from school and my first package to arrive from Adventure Tech.
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Regarding the gen 1 bikes, I need one in the garage to work on it. Maybe after our new house is done and teh shop is complete, but no unnecessary expenditures until then.

I will take a more serious look at the Vee2 project tomorrow.
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Raising the fender up is certainly needed for even casual dirt riding. I can hear the rocks dragging along the inside of the fender, sometimes even on the street.
This happens a lot, I can only imagine what it is doing underneath. Put me down for one.
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I'm in. Of course I already slotted my mounting holes to clear my Shinko 804, 805's.
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I too would like the increase front fender clearance on my '15 650XT. Lots of noise up front while moving stones through that tight space. That cross-over brake line is a little weird / limiting. '80 BMW has a splitter box under the tank and a separate line down to each of the dual calipers. Running Avon TrailRiders and it would only get worse with anything with a more aggressive tread.
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"Slotted mounting holes" - Does that mean the fender mounting holes? Just want to understand your application. THX
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