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Came home from the movies tonight. Bored. Touratech fender has been in the box since February. Decided I should finally put it on.
Takes about 25 minutes

I removed the front fender. Just a thought. Don't loose the hardware.



Can you tell how much and how often I wash the bike?



I put some tape on the tubes to protect them



Checked out all the parts. Everything was there!



Comparison of the fenders side by side.



Worried a little about the inner hardware.



Installed the bracket screws. This was the only minor annoyance for the whole project. These were so tight they had to be screwed through the plastic.



Got the side brackets installed





Side view:
Side reflectors do not fit in the other screw holes. Anyone know if it is legal to run without them?



Front view 1



Front view 2




Directions were okay. Project is very simple

Next step... mount the TKC's and centerstand on Monday:rolleyes1::rolleyes:
 
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It sits up higher than stock...so mud doesn't get stuck in there....correct??
 

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Higher than stock?

I think it is supposed to be. It is also a lot more flexible. My preference wound be for a beak and hugger but lacking that this is what I am going to try.

Here is the view from the front. About 7cm in clearence



From the side at the back of the front tire
About 2.5cm in clearence



This fender really looks cheap to me. One step above homemade. That's just first impression tho'

As for clearence ... If I fill the fender with mud and flip y'all will be the first to hear about it.
 

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Exposed Fork seals

A question for the gear head crowd. The stock fender provides some protection for the fork tubes.
This touratech does not provide the same coverage.
Should I be worried about this set up?
Should I cover the tubes somehow?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I certainly don't wan't to damage the forks for the sake of a 150 dollar fender with, at this point, questionable benefit.

Thanks in advance.
 

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A question for the gear head crowd. The stock fender provides some protection for the fork tubes.
This touratech does not provide the same coverage.
Should I be worried about this set up?
Should I cover the tubes somehow?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I certainly don't wan't to damage the forks for the sake of a 150 dollar fender with, at this point, questionable benefit.

Thanks in advance.
Install a set of fork covers. They are cheap and will give a really nice look with that fender.
 

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Tkc's with touratech fender

Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Noj Neoprenes from Amotostuff.

Here is the bike now with the TKC's. Definetly more clearance than the stock fender





gotta put that skid plate back on tho'
 

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It was a strange feeling driving with those things. Quite a bit more rumble at low speed. Of course I only have 5 miles on them... in the rain.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I ordered the Noj Neoprenes from Amotostuff.

But if you add a forkbrace, you won't be able to use the Noj covers. I have a pair sitting here.......... Forkbrace took priority over covers.
 

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I have both on the Strom.

That setup looks good, should work really well off road.
What did you do to get them to work together? I have a DL-650 and a Superbrace. There really isn't enough tube for the Noj covers to grab with the Superbrace installed. I suppose I could make it work though....
 

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Those TKC's look SICK!!!
I may do those sometime....
BTD, I encourage you to try them. I mounted them last Fall so that I could do some Winter riding this year. Unfortunately, we had way too much snow, (which means salt and sand from the town trucks), here in Maine, making it too risky. I was also pretty skeptical about their performance.

I now have about 3,000 miles on my TKCs and I am beginning to really like them! I will guarentee that if you have a dirt driveway, you won't be able to resist cracking the throttle to shoot a rooster tail of dirt out the back. My driveway is getting pretty torn up......(fortunately, there's no wife to complain and the landlord just smiles; living vicariously through me. :D )

Give them a try. I am seriously thinking about getting a second pair when this set wears out.

Here's a link to what they look like on my bike.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg216/barry_buchanan/2008%20Modifications/2008ModificationsProfile.jpg
 

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On road Performance of TKC's?

My thread... so I am jacking it in another direction...

Blacklab,
How is the performance of the TKC on the road? :confused:
(Mirage, feel free to chime in here I know you have them as well and commute)
 

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My thread... so I am jacking it in another direction...

Blacklab,
How is the performance of the TKC on the road? :confused:
(Mirage, feel free to chime in here I know you have them as well and commute)
PDX,

This is all very timely for me.

I'm getting a TKC-80 on the front, and a new fender, plus I'd like a forkbrace as well, jack away.
 

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I've got a new Metzeler Tourance on the back.

There's a few folks here who run the Tourance rear/TKC-80 front. I Imagine they probably wear out at about the same time. I didn't really see much gravel road improvement with the Tourance over the Trailwings on the front. After 8,000 miles on the Tourance it felt just like the Trailwing on the front on dirt and gravel.

I was going to wait a little longer but screwed the front end, detroyed the fender, dinged the rim and bent the upper forks.

So I'm getting Sonic Springs in the forks, a TKC-80 up front and probably the Touratech fender. I might just go supercheap and try to salvage the back half of the damaged fender. I did bust of the forward fender mounting ear on the left side lower tube, so the Touratech looks like it would work.
 

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What did you do to get them to work together? I have a DL-650 and a Superbrace. There really isn't enough tube for the Noj covers to grab with the Superbrace installed. I suppose I could make it work though....
I just left the covers to ride on top of the fork brace...they seem to stay put even at 100 mph, but this is with the stock fender.
 
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