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post #1 of 7 Old 01-07-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Fender Extender???

Hello all,
Just purchased a 2018 650 XT. Having put 60000 miles on a 2008 wee, I looked at nothing else for a new bike.

Overall very happy with new bike. But the fender is so short I get a mud bath all over the engine on my winter rides here in Pa.. The front fender is much shorter than my 2008 wee, which I installed a fender extender on. Why make a front fender so short?

Ok, don't make fun I keep a spotless bike (Street rider only).

I can't find a front fender extender for the 2018. Can anyone steer me to a source.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-07-2019, 07:35 PM
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Hey John,
I'm riding my second Wee. This is a 2015 and I agree the front fender is too short. I'm a bit of a 'McGuiver' fixer-upper guy so I made my own extension and used rivets to install it to the base of the front fender. My 2012 Wee extender was made of a piece of old conveyor belt. A little too thick so I used a grinder to thin out the overlap section. My newer bike (2015) has an extender made of a car mud flap. I purchased a cheap set from the auto store and cut the rubberized plastic 'extender' from that, then used rivets to attach it to the base of the front fender.
I put 92,000 kms on the 2012 with no issues, and I've now got 7,000 kms on the 2015, again, no concerns, they work great.
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I can't find a front fender extender for the 2018. Can anyone steer me to a source.

The Puig hugger for the 2016 and earlier model fits the 2017+. I put it in my 2018 no mod necessary. Here’s a link: Puig 6159N Black Front Fender Extension https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GA3E7GE..._rEcnCbT7RFT2T



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I too made my own fender extender, K4, The material used was a piece cut from a Crazy Carpet. There was a good discussion how to attach an extension to a fender.Rivets, screws & glue work well for use mainly road use.Velcro was deemed a better choice for off road use. The extension might be lost but the fender was less likely to be damaged. Cheers Doug
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I just received received one off ebay for $35 w/ free shipping. Very please, perfect fit. Brand is Pyramid Plastics (pyramid-plastics.co.uk).

Took off the supplied tape and will replace with 3M.


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Thank you all for your input. I ended up with the Puig. Seams to be the longest extension without going custom.

Now it seems riding is over for a bit in eastern Pa, don't want to deal with the salted roads.
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