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Old 04-19-2008, 05:58 AM
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Talking Touratech Front fender Install

Came home from the movies tonight. Bored. Touratech fender has been in the box since February. Decided I should finally put it on.
Takes about 25 minutes

I removed the front fender. Just a thought. Don't loose the hardware.



Can you tell how much and how often I wash the bike?



I put some tape on the tubes to protect them



Checked out all the parts. Everything was there!



Comparison of the fenders side by side.



Worried a little about the inner hardware.



Installed the bracket screws. This was the only minor annoyance for the whole project. These were so tight they had to be screwed through the plastic.



Got the side brackets installed





Side view:
Side reflectors do not fit in the other screw holes. Anyone know if it is legal to run without them?



Front view 1



Front view 2




Directions were okay. Project is very simple

Next step... mount the TKC's and centerstand on Monday:rolleyes:
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It sits up higher than stock...so mud doesn't get stuck in there....correct??
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Default Higher than stock?

I think it is supposed to be. It is also a lot more flexible. My preference wound be for a beak and hugger but lacking that this is what I am going to try.

Here is the view from the front. About 7cm in clearence



From the side at the back of the front tire
About 2.5cm in clearence



This fender really looks cheap to me. One step above homemade. That's just first impression tho'

As for clearence ... If I fill the fender with mud and flip y'all will be the first to hear about it.
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Default Exposed Fork seals

A question for the gear head crowd. The stock fender provides some protection for the fork tubes.
This touratech does not provide the same coverage.
Should I be worried about this set up?
Should I cover the tubes somehow?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I certainly don't wan't to damage the forks for the sake of a 150 dollar fender with, at this point, questionable benefit.

Thanks in advance.
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A question for the gear head crowd. The stock fender provides some protection for the fork tubes.
This touratech does not provide the same coverage.
Should I be worried about this set up?
Should I cover the tubes somehow?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I certainly don't wan't to damage the forks for the sake of a 150 dollar fender with, at this point, questionable benefit.

Thanks in advance.
Install a set of fork covers. They are cheap and will give a really nice look with that fender.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:16 AM
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Default Tkc's with touratech fender

Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Noj Neoprenes from Amotostuff.

Here is the bike now with the TKC's. Definetly more clearance than the stock fender





gotta put that skid plate back on tho'
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Those TKC's look SICK!!!
I may do those sometime....
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It was a strange feeling driving with those things. Quite a bit more rumble at low speed. Of course I only have 5 miles on them... in the rain.
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You have a very nice looking setup!
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Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Noj Neoprenes from Amotostuff.

But if you add a forkbrace, you won't be able to use the Noj covers. I have a pair sitting here.......... Forkbrace took priority over covers.
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