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Old 11-15-2012, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently lowering my front guard (fender) which means modifying the mounting bracket, my question is how close to the front tyre would be safe with this bracket in regards to tyre deflection, if any? I'm thinking of getting it within 3-5mm would this be to close?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interested to hear the progress on this mod.

I have a Sport Demon 110/80/18 front tyre with the stock fender, bracket and bolts. It seems as though the tyre has touched the bolts at some stage, because there is a very slight groove in my tyre on the right hand side.


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Old 11-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Got to ask Why?

If you pick up a stone in the tread or something you're going to wreck the guard. This seems to be modding for the sake of it. There must be other things you could do?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Got to ask Why?

If you pick up a stone in the tread or something you're going to wreck the guard. This seems to be modding for the sake of it. There must be other things you could do?
Not sure what you mean when you say "modding for the sake of it" I would have thought the majority of people who post on this site either mod their bikes for performance, looks or both, not so many for the sake of it. I love the look of a neat fitting guard that is close to the tyre so was interested in feed back from anyone who has already done this mod or similar.I don't think stones will be an issue because the distance the guard will be is the gap I leave from the tyre to the bracket plus the thickness of the bracket, i'm more concerned about the tyre hitting or rubbing the bracket.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The fender would look great if it was closer to the tyre.

This is how it could look...
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Spot on Matress, that's the look i'm trying to achieve.
That seems strange how you got a groove in your tyre with the original guard, I have the sport demons 100/90/18 and don't think they ever came close to the bracket.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It is weird, I have no idea how it happened. The 110/80/18 tyre is 2mm shorter than the stock 100/90/18 tyre.
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I think i'm gunna try this and modify the bracket anyway i'll just take it easy for a little bit in the twisties and see how it goes. I'll keep you posted on the results.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Matress quick update,
modified the bracket which was a little tricky but the end result was worth the mucking around. Have had it on the road for a couple of days and feel totally confident I'll give it a good test around the Great Ocean Road on Sunday.
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Oh wow. That looks so much better! It looks like you had to cut it and weld it?

Were you down the Great Ocean Road a few Fridays ago? I went past a black Thruxton on my way to Lorne going through Anglesea.


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