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post #1 of 26 Old 12-21-2015, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front Fender Issues

I had read a couple posts of people having issues with the tire rubbing inside the front fender when changing to a new front wheel.
This happened to me so I made a very clean and simple bracket set to resolve the issue.

This is for the front of the fender.
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This is for the rear
https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...IMG_3240-L.jpg

Overall it raises the fender about 1/2" since I went from a 110/80 to a 110/90 tire it has plenty of clearance now.
The only change I would make is to use a countersunk bolt on the bottom as it interfered with the fender a tiny bit but not enough to cause an issue (like 1/16").

I cant believe no one is making this as a kit to resolve this issue, I think the fender is too close the stock tire as is, for an adventure bike first time you get in the mud that tire will get stuck in the fender.
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That's interesting. Tell me why you went to a 110/90?
Seems to make sense to me. Even if you kept the stock tire size.

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That's interesting. Tell me why you went to a 110/90?
Seems to make sense to me. Even if you kept the stock tire size.
I like the Shinko Tourmaster front tire.
I have been running them for over 150K miles between the two stroms.
Only avail in the 110/90 size or a 90/90 side.
I like the 110 it gives back a road feel that works for my riding conditions.
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I had read a couple posts of people having issues with the tire rubbing inside the front fender when changing to a new front wheel.
This happened to me so I made a very clean and simple bracket set to resolve the issue.

This is for the front of the fender.
https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...IMG_3237-L.jpg

This is for the rear
https://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles...IMG_3240-L.jpg

Overall it raises the fender about 1/2" since I went from a 110/80 to a 110/90 tire it has plenty of clearance now.
The only change I would make is to use a countersunk bolt on the bottom as it interfered with the fender a tiny bit but not enough to cause an issue (like 1/16").

I cant believe no one is making this as a kit to resolve this issue, I think the fender is too close the stock tire as is, for an adventure bike first time you get in the mud that tire will get stuck in the fender.
Is that a fork seal leaking?

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Is that a fork seal leaking?
I had just rebuilt the front suspension, new seals, springs and valving.
That is just the residual oil from the rebuild, I literally put the fender on and took the pictures right after the fork install, didnt even wipe off the excess oil.
That is what your seeing.

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I had just rebuilt the front suspension, new seals, springs and valving.
That is just the residual oil from the rebuild, I literally put the fender on and took the pictures right after the fork install, didnt even wipe off the excess oil.
That is what your seeing.
Oh, I see.....so was the rebuild needed? If so, how many kms/mls have you done? Or was it just an upgrade? If so, what springs and oil did you use?

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Oh, I see.....so was the rebuild needed? If so, how many kms/mls have you done? Or was it just an upgrade? If so, what springs and oil did you use?
I am working with they guys at Congents on a suspension package for the DL1000. The front is getting sorted which he is working on designing the rear shock.

Went with heavier springs as the stock ones are progressive and far to soft for my use. I used the custom wound springs he sent for my weight along with his custom valving. It has only been three days of riding so far still have a lot more adjusting to figure out where I stand on it but the big thing is the brake dive is all but gone, I might have sprung it a little too stiff.

The rebuild was just the seals cause I was already in there and it is cheap insurance to replace them.

Just waiting on the rear shock so the bike will be more balanced again.
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I had an issue with the front tire,a Shinko 804. After I realized the fender was loose and fixed that, it still dragged at higher speeds, 80 and below was fine, 80 to 100 it was still a problem, So I took a small rattail file and slotted the holes 5/32 raised the fender, blue loctited. the screws, no issues since. This is including riding in heavy mud.
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Ugh, just picked up my bike and was told that my Shinko 712 (110-90-19) had rubbed clear through my front fender at the back. Here are some pics. Guess I am in the market for a new fender

Add my voice to the warnings about going to a 90 tire.

I did massive amounts of research here and somehow missed this.

I will try one of the above mentioned fixes.
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