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post #1 of 14 Old 08-04-2019, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I was out practicing emergency breaking. I haven't done this in a while and have installed a skid plate.... I couldn't figure out why the bike's front was stuck compressed. Climbed off and the fender was caught on the skid plate. I got it dislodged but it took a chunk out. I'm thinking of just cutting it straight across. If its not one thing its another. Sigh...
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-04-2019, 05:49 PM
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Yup, PITA. I found a replacement fender on the forum after a crash for $45 or so. But yah, cut the sucker even and call it good. You could revive the length by adding a strip of rubber sheet.
I had gotten sheets of rubber at OSH. Maybe Home Despot or Lowes or a good hardware store has it? I added a strip of rubber to the back of my BMW G650GS since it had a short rear fender and sprayed snow melt all over da place.
When OSH had it, it was available in different thicknesses. Thicker wouldn't flap in the breeze but wouldn't hang up as bad on the bash plate.
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I was out practicing emergency breaking. I haven't done this in a while and have installed a skid plate.... I couldn't figure out why the bike's front was stuck compressed. Climbed off and the fender was caught on the skid plate. I got it dislodged but it took a chunk out. I'm thinking of just cutting it straight across. If its not one thing its another. Sigh...
IMHO - Just use a large Styrofoam plate to draw a sweeping arc on the fender and cut along the arc. It would look better than a straight cut.

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That shouldn't have happened, something is up with your front end.

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I would be finding a way to move that skidplate back some to end that problem. Elongating holes,spacers or whatever it takes. Even a 1/4" might do it.

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Use tape, apply it, draw lines until you are happy with the shape then cut along the lines, remove tape to find no scratches and the shape you wanted.

You could copy the original shape from the front or rear of the guard if that is what you are looking for or go with your own look ?

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Cut it and grind the sides to a radius curve and nobody will know the difference... But I would check out above thread and make sure all is well!!!!😎😎
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It grabbed only about 1/8" of it at most, it just tore a big piece off. I could smack the front edge with a hammer to custom shape it a little. This is what it looks like.
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This not the first report of a fender hanging up on a skid plate.
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Who built the skid plate? You should contact them, let them know the issue and see what they say.
If they engineered it improperly for clearance they should take responsibility...
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