Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
It sounds like clearance wont be an issue, but if you feel the need, it should not be hard to raise the fender a bit. At a minimum, I found it easy on my 06 1000. 4 little pieces of flat aluminum from hardware store, drill a hole in each end, bolt one end to mount tab on fork lower, bolt fender to other end. Raised mine just over 1". Brake line just barely clears fender, but is fine. I have ridden plenty of goooooey mud with my Mitas E07s (which can pack up fairly quickly), and never had an issue with it.
No longer a Vstrom Owner - fantastic bike! Now sporting a KTM 990 Adventure