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Offline uralrob

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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2018, 03:02:59 AM »


 When drilling the rivets out of the cable clamps be very careful. When I did mine I allowed the plastic of the fender to overheat. It didn't melt but it swelled and shattered. Helluva bloody mess  :157: :157: :157: :157: .
 
 In hindsight, how often do I take off the fender without first removing the wheel? Almost never. Should have left well alone.
 Also, the washers and nuts for the replacement bolts will be a b*gger to fit with the wheel in place.

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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2018, 06:53:45 AM »
Uralrob, I have to say that sliding the washers over the ends of the S/S bolts was easy, a small smear of petroleum jelly holds them in place temporarily  -  fitting the self locking nuts was equally simple - just place each nut into your ring spanner and hold in position whilst turning the bolt, the nuts I used are only shallow and won't foul the tyre ..... simples   :002:
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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2018, 01:03:33 PM »


  :028: Good job then, Tyke.
I anticipated problems with the upper one in it's recess.

 Rob.

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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2018, 02:45:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

  :028: Good job then, Tyke.
I anticipated problems with the upper one in it's recess.

 Rob.

Here's the finished job  :028: 

   
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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2018, 03:07:51 PM »
i had same trouble i drilled off rivets and installed screws after installing fender extender, i used gorilla epoxy



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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 05:38:19 PM »
Tyke / Dinodog

Can you both measure and advise the added length of each of your fender extender's, as I want to fit the longest one possible :123A:
It looks like the R&G one looks a bit deeper :notsure:

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« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 05:43:23 PM by TowerMan »
                  Details HERE  :123A:
And the on the V650 forum - www.versys.co.uk

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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 06:22:56 PM »
I will measure the drop on mine tomorrow Richard, the hatches here are now battened down for the night  :002:   
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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2018, 10:48:11 PM »
I read somewhere on here that the R&G was the longest so fitted one myself...it works very well too.

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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 08:59:49 AM »
Richard, I have measured it and from the lowest part of the OEM fender to the lowest part of the extender is exactly 7 inches, in our old money, and for the benefit of our Stateside cousins  :2: 
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Re: removing front fender
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 09:49:37 AM »
Here's a pic of my fender extender  :002:



Fixed with this........


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