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Front fender removal. Hey Strommers, anyone removed the front fender without having to mess with taking the forks out of their clamps? I did it once
but had to be VERY careful not to scratch the part of the fender that's usually just behind the lower fork legs. Actually I covered that part of the fender with blue painter's tape and it worked fine but I wonder if there's a more clever way to do it.

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The masking tape is a very good idea. My only suggestion is after you remove the front wheel and unbolt the fender, give it a good squeeze on the sides and it should slip between the forks easier. I went through the same shennanigans last weekend removing a similarly designed SV650 fender. Thanks Suzuki!
 

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for front fender removal is it really necessary to remove the wheel ?













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You can get it out without removing the wheel, but be very careful not to scratch it. I had to take mine off to put the FendaExtenda on. Mine was already scratched from a previous um...incident, so I didn't really care and scratched the crap out of it. If you do scratch it, most of it happens on the areas the sit just behind the forks or in between them, so its not too visible.
 

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thank you very much for the quick reply. i will try my luck soon. hopefully not too many scratches.








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got the fender off and on with just a wee bit of a scratch(hard to see). i didn't remove the wheel which was good. when i was going to put the fender back on i really was afraid the rear bolts would stop me dead. there is quite a reach and little room to hold the square nuts inside the fender. i solved this by cutting small squares of thin cardboard(think corn flakes box) and wedged a few on top of the nut but under those two little plastic lips that are molded into the fender. the square nuts were held firmly and the bolts went in real fine.



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