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post #1 of 3 Old 11-07-2005, 11:55 PM
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Front fender removal

Hello all,

I purchased my 06 dl650 a week ago and Iíve been installing some after market items on the bike. I had no problem installing sw-motech crash bars and skid plate. I also purchased a fenda extenda to install, but I can't figure out how to remove the front fender with out scratching it.

First I tried to remove the fender with the front wheel still attached- with no success. Then I removed the front wheel and tried lowering the fender to where the forks are wider. Ultimately I lost patience and ended up scratching the fender pulling it out .

So can any of you shed some light on this? I am sure that there is an easy way to remove the fender but my pea brain can't figure it out
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-08-2005, 08:46 AM
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You don't need to remove the fender to install the FendaExtender. I manged to mount mine using the double sided tape and added four small bolts/lock nuts for extra security while on the bike.

In answer to the question, there are two ways: force it like you did and possibly get a few scratches, or remove the wheel and drop one of the shocks to get lots of clearance.

2004 dl650-the urban warrior.
2007 R1200RT - the highway beast
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-08-2005, 12:48 PM
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Tinman - thanks for the info. I have never had a bike that required a fork removal to get the fender off. I ended up ordering a new fender ($107) for the bike because I sratched up the original one pretty good.. I'll install it when I upgrade the fork springs.

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