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post #1 of 36 Old 01-08-2008, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Fenda-Extenda installation

I sat down to do the Fenda-Externda installation this evening and learned the hard way, this isn't going to be easy.

Looks like the front wheel has to come off to get the fender off. Can anyone confirm this?

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I looked at my K6 1000 and it looks like you remove the two forward bolts and the bolts holding the brake hoses. After that I would think you could raise the fender a bit and rotate it forward and out?

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Nope - tried that. Only way I was gonna get it out that way was to break the fender and then get it out. BTW - there are square nuts in the fender on each side that the bolts screw into. If you take them off with the wheel still mounted, you'll end up taking your knuckles off while fishing them back in place.

I've got the bloody ones to prove it.

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Remove the fender?

I just put some 3M double-sided tape on the Extenda (after thoroughly cleaning both surfaces) and stuck it on there. Two minute job. That was seven or eight months ago, and 25,000 miles. Through dirt, mud, water, heat, cold.

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i removed all the hardware mentioned and used a stack of rags between the fender and the tire. i cleaned the fender with alchahol. i used a heavy bead of black silicone on the extenda. i stuck it on and used rags to hold tension against the fender and wiped the edges clean along the back of the fender. i later added more silicone inside the top of the extenda inside the fender to prevent water and dirt from building up between the 2 parts
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I removed the front wheel to remove the fender. Still got a few small scratces in it. :mad: Also this is an easy way to reach those F#%$ING square nuts. I did a fork oil change at the same time. The wheel and fender were off so what the heck!!
I tried to use the stock hardware for install but the bolts would NOT tighten in the nuts. I went to the local ACE Hardware and bought new stainless bolts and nylock nuts. I drilled the fender and really believe that in the long run, it was easier to remove the fender and mount the extender then to try to crawl around on the floor to do it.

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Fendar Extenda install

http://www.jackphelps.com/vstrom/vstrom650extender.htm

Go to the above link for another way to tackle adding on the Fenda Extenda
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I just took my fender off yesterday to have it repainted, and I scratched it up trying to force it out. I then found the correct way to remove it, so at least the installation once it has new paint won't be a problem. This is how I should have done it.

1. Take out the two stainless allen bolts holding the fender.
2. Take out the bolts holding the brake lines near the fork.
3. Remove brake calipers.
4. While the brake calipers and hoses are held up and out to the sides, the front fender is lifted straight up until it sits between the silver part of the forks, about 3-4" over the tire, and it will come straight out from between the forks.

BTW, where'd you get your extenda from?
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I did the way the Jack Phelps mentions on his web site. I have about 20,000 km on it with just ABS cement holding it and it is fine.
The only thing I would do different is to run a bead of Silicon or similar near the top to seal it as I do get some seepage of road grime on the back of the fenda extenda. (I'll take care of that when I put on the new front tire.)

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I did mine with the wheel/fender on, used the sticky tape to hold it on and drilled the holes. I did put a "bunch" of shop rags between wheel and fender.....so as not to drill the tire.:mrgreen: I first tried the cement/sealent but it didn't work well for me. I actually had the plastic get melted from the glue, and had to sand down the damaged area. I sprayed some good ole truck bed liner on the extenda....looks and works great.

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