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post #1 of 11 Old 06-05-2019, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Raising Front Fender ?

Is anybody raising the front fender? Is there a kit or how is it done? Will an Shinko 805 fit under the stock fender?
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-05-2019, 03:41 AM
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Yes, yes, and yes. https://www.adventuretech.biz/dl650-2012-to-2016.html
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I made my own brackets from a couple pieces of bar stock. Those are for the front. This was about five years ago, and Rick's kit wasn't available at the time. At the rear, drilling new holes in the plastic does the trick. Raised the fender about an inch.

Just a word of warning.Raising the fender requires the removal of any fork brace you may have, as there is no clearance. I did make my fork brace work by using a heat gun and reworking the plastic at the top of the fender to provide clearance. Ended up not using the fork brace anyway, because I don't feel any benefit, but it can be done if you're handy.

I like having the raised fender, as I do ride in Rocky and muddy conditions from time to time
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Plenty of people did the DIY kit on Gen 1 bikes with bent sheet metal. Our kits just make it much easier. No fabrication required. We have kits for 2012+ DL650s (works with a fork brace) and 2014+ DL1000s. I dropped the kit for the Gen 1 650 when I realized it would not work with a fork brace.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/fender-raising-kits.html

If you have a Gen 1 DL650 ADV Rider is a good place to look for DIY info on this subject. Also high mounted front fenders. That requires a different brake line set up. No cross over line, just two hoses down from the master cylinder. So it would not be good for the ABS models.
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+1 on the Adventuretech kit (and the kickstand foot). I used it when I put the Mitas E-07s on my bike.

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It does as advertised, easy to install and puts the height where it should be from factory for an ADV bike.

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Installed Rick's kit on my 650.

Need to do the same on my new 1000. I noticed some rubbing with the 804 that the dealer installed.

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Just a word of warning.Raising the fender requires the removal of any fork brace you may have, as there is no clearance.
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We have kits for 2012+ DL650s (works with a fork brace)
https://www.adventuretech.biz/fender-raising-kits.html
I already had Rick's fork brace installed, at least on my own 2012 I had no problem adding his fender-raising kit as well.

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Just a word of warning.Raising the fender requires the removal of any fork brace you may have, as there is no clearance.
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We have kits for 2012+ DL650s (works with a fork brace)
https://www.adventuretech.biz/fender-raising-kits.html
I already had Rick's fork brace installed, at least on my own 2012 I had no problem adding his fender-raising kit as well.
I guess my DIY brackets raised the fender to where it was an issue, and Rick's doesn't. Good to know if you like the fork brace.
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