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Old 09-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No front fender?

hey all,

anyone ever take their front fender off just because? was the road debris/waterspray chucked by the front tire unbearable?

yes, i searched. couldn't find an answer.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd like to do that to my Speedmaster Bobber but more worried about stones damaging the oil cooler.


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Old 09-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks as cool as hell but you get covered in s**t iff you get caught in the rain.
you could just cut down down your mudguard of course.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^^^thanks guys

...anyone else?
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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front fender

your bike would look good with no front fender.
But, hey, it looks good now!

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Old 09-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I took the front fender off. The bike looks great without it.

You do get every damn pebble and drop of water in your face.

I eventually put it back on. I did cut it down, though.

It takes about 30 seconds to take it off, so I say try it. (If you still have the full-length fender with fender stays, you have to take off the speedo cable to remove the fender, so maybe it takes 35 seconds.)
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I was going to bob the front fender on my T100. Then I decided that I spend far too much time cleaning and polishing as it is without spraying a lot more crap all over it when I ride.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I took the front fender off. The bike looks great without it.

You do get every damn pebble and drop of water in your face.

I eventually put it back on. I did cut it down, though.
I had the same experience and resolved it the same way.

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A few years back my brother took the front fender off his Norton (against my advice) just before we went on a 400 mile (each way) ride. Day one it started raining at about the 200 mile mark. Day two it rained all the way back home. He put the front fender back on and never considered riding without again...on any bike. I was so tempted to say "I told you so"
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have the front fender taken off of my Bonneville. It hasn't bothered me too much yet and I have gone a couple short trips since (a couple hundred miles). Though if I see a puddle coming up ahead I'll just move my head to the side so I don't get sprayed .

However I do live in southern California so the weather isn't too bad.
I'm sure in places with more water and debris on the road it would be a different story.

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