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Nightstalker 07-30-2005 06:45 PM

High Fender Conversion
 
I did the high fender install today, keeping both disks. I hope these pictures can help anyone else planning to do this in the future.

I used all KTM parts, supermoto fender, SX85 fork guards, an additional left side brake hose, and hose braket and grommet.

Removing the stock low fender and crossover brake hose is easy enough. Make sure you have something to catch the brake fluid in, as it will all pour out with gravity's assistance. You'll want to pull the single banjo bolt from the brake master cylinder and swap it with the double banjo bolt from the left side caliber. Install the new long brake hose up the right hand side as pictured below.

http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325902-L.jpg

I had to modify the new brake hose bracket to fit the right side. A little cutting and bending and it was good to go. There's no hole in the caliber braket to install this on the right side, so I used the low fender mounting hole.

http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325905-M.jpg
http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325907-L.jpg

Now you're ready to bleed the system. Lots of brake fluid and patience will go a long way.

I had to cut a notch out of the rear mounting hole of the fork protectors. Also, I took a rat tail file to the front holes, the spacing is just a little off. I wire tied the hoses to the fork protectors. There's probably a better way to secure the hoses to the fork guards, I would like to know what everyone else used.

http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325909-L.jpg

I also need to fabricate two hose guides, one for at the fender, and one for at the top triple clamp. I have some wire ties at the top triple clamp keeping the hose in place, but I would like something that looks more factory.

Here's some shots of the finished project. Good luck with yours!

http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325911-M.jpg
http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/photos/30325900-M.jpg

RedFlash 07-30-2005 07:03 PM

Thanks...
 
...for the pics!

Looks great. I'm goin' there next week!

osteo 07-30-2005 09:40 PM

diddo what RedFlash said, I'm doing mine in the next week or so as well!
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K2m 07-31-2005 07:17 AM

The high SM fender looks great. Whats it like in the rain?

Where does one get the Dakar sticker from?

Thanks.....

02Silver 07-31-2005 09:07 AM

950
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by K2m
The high SM fender looks great. Whats it like in the rain?

Where does one get the Dakar sticker from?

Thanks.....

K2M,

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87666

I ordered the black reflective to go on my black bike as well as some others. Once they come in this week, I'll post a picture.


Stalker,

Thanks for the high fender post. I may do it as well. I've read a lot of the how to's and completed pictures but yours has the best pictures that I've found so far.

rvdcolf 07-31-2005 01:42 PM

Going the same way
 
Had a nice fall last weekend - stone got stuck in between tyre and this ridiculously LOW fender on 950, had a front wheel "lock-up" and there she goes! I really cannot understand the idea behind the factory-fitted low fender. Actually very dangerous in mud/stony areas. How long will it take for KTM to realise that?

BLUE(UK) 07-31-2005 01:56 PM

I think ur lying dude..............surely this could not and would not happen!!:huh
The fender woulda broken off first..................was it a stone or a BIG lump of sludge???:eek1

K2m 07-31-2005 04:04 PM

The problem BLUE(UK) is the braided brake line. It catches the stone and down you come. The solution is to fit the second line with what-ever gard.

Thanks O2SILVER :thumb

Nightstalker 07-31-2005 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K2m
The high SM fender looks great. Whats it like in the rain?

Where does one get the Dakar sticker from?

Thanks.....

I just put it on and haven't ridden in the rain yet. It works real good in mud puddles though.

You can get those cool Dakar stickers at:
advrider.decaldude.com

HappyGoLucky 08-01-2005 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLUE(UK)
I think ur lying dude..............surely this could not and would not happen!!:huh
The fender woulda broken off first..................was it a stone or a BIG lump of sludge???:eek1

Why would he lie mate? Doesnt seem reasonable to come and do that. And I have heard of it happening before, which resulted in an instaneous addition of high fender. The fella came off hard and fast and over the bars, which could have hurt him pretty bad. But he wore Attgatt.

marcel 08-01-2005 03:10 AM

High Fender
 
HI NIGHTSTALKER , WOULD it be to much to ask for part no..... I`AM on LAZY side. YOUR bike look GREAT . BLACK VELVET.

BLUE(UK) 08-01-2005 09:41 AM

Many people lie on forums to make themselves feel better but hey.....what the hell!!:huh

Miguel 08-01-2005 10:57 AM

Is anyone using the Touratech high fender kit? It seems pricey but I can't find any other sources? Does the back of the high fender hit the tank lobes and reduce turning diameter?

1stiski 08-01-2005 11:43 AM

Yo TZ, Bike looks good!!! I see you've got your street meats on for the ride up north... Have a safe one. Love-em-in-black. You've got taste, just like me.

rvdcolf 08-01-2005 12:14 PM

High fender
 
Yeah, good question.... why would I lie?? Can show you the photo. And yes -the fender broke off, plus the brake line on left side.


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