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ebrabaek 07-19-2013 02:52 PM

Front fender half Carbon Fiber Fender.....
 
As I am readying the GS for RMAR in Silverton, CO next week, I needed to make a front fender half, to protect the radiator. Actually I have had no issues with the rad, except the fan tends to seize, with all the crud that it slings up ( Known issue on the GS) So I thought I'd whip up a quick one. I would/will post the pics here, but as I have so many photo's @ photobucket, I have reached my monthly bandwith, and thus will not be able to post again, until the 22'nd. I did not want to let you hang, so I will enclose a link to my FB page, where they are also hosted, and upload them here on the 22, as the account resets.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...e=3&uploaded=1

txtallywhacker 07-19-2013 04:01 PM

huh?
 
i guess im not getting it. my front fender i used hangs down past the radiator and protects it completly, does yours not?

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txtallywhacker (Post 21906940)
i guess im not getting it. my front fender i used hangs down past the radiator and protects it completly, does yours not?

The 8GS does not have "traditional front fender" but a hugger front fender, like a road bike. They have been known to splinter while riding, with brake lines crisscrossing it, they lock up the front wheel, and you ....ehhhhh... wipe out:D. It also tends to clog with mud, and block the tire from spinning. By removing that low hugger fender, and route the dual brake lines like a mx bike you solved one problem, but created another. The front wheel ( now slinging up everything) will seize the rad. fan over time, thus need for some protecting is still there. The "half fender swinging aft of the tripple will remedy this.:clap:clap

txtallywhacker 07-19-2013 06:47 PM

see
 
http://txtallywhacker.smugmug.com/Mo.../L/image-L.jpg

see how mine goes down past the radiator in the back? did you just not put a new fender on at all? if you didnt then hell yeah itll gum up a radiator! u catch a big rock and itll do more than that...

MTrider16 07-19-2013 07:18 PM

How many broken fenders have you heard about?

DoWorkSon 07-19-2013 07:25 PM

I know a few people have posted regarding the front fender breaking. There is a good video floating around from a helmet cam where the fender breaks and sends the rider flying.... I think the other big complaint about the F800's designs is that the fender will get gunked up with mud, the front wheel will seize, and you are screwed

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by txtallywhacker (Post 21908180)
http://txtallywhacker.smugmug.com/Mo.../L/image-L.jpg

see how mine goes down past the radiator in the back? did you just not put a new fender on at all? if you didnt then hell yeah itll gum up a radiator! u catch a big rock and itll do more than that...

I did not know you had done the mod. Sorry, I did not mean to come across as schooling you on the 8GS, I simply guessed you did not have one, and guessed wrong.....:D Yeppers.... a few thousand miles in the dirt with no fender......:D:D:freaky

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MTrider16 (Post 21908421)
How many broken fenders have you heard about?

Two, here on the forum. One crashed pretty hard, other one fared better. Then a few more who says they knew someone... etc.

txtallywhacker 07-19-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ebrabaek (Post 21908506)
Sorry, I did not mean to come across as schooling you on the 8GS

bring it on man. i just got the bike, the more i learn the better ! !

jengel451 07-19-2013 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ebrabaek (Post 21908515)
Two, here on the forum. One crashed pretty hard, other one fared better. Then a few more who says they knew someone... etc.

Mine cracked first single track ride I went on, less than a couple hundred miles on it.

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txtallywhacker (Post 21908600)
bring it on man. i just got the bike, the more i learn the better ! !

Awesome.... I thought I saw you attending RMAR..... we can share war stories then.....:D:clap:freaky

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jengel451 (Post 21908627)
Mine cracked first single track ride I went on, less than a couple hundred miles on it.

Yeppers..... I was ancious to remove it, but simply wanted to retain the beak..... And have not gotten to it....:D. Next will be a 2-3 inch beak extension, to keep the front splatter to a minimum.

MTrider16 07-19-2013 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ebrabaek (Post 21908515)
Two, here on the forum. One crashed pretty hard, other one fared better. Then a few more who says they knew someone... etc.

I saw the video from the roadie. (trying to remember his handle, lost, roadie in motion) Not coming to me. That was the only one I had heard of.

I figured you might have done some research and found if there were others. Mines still intact with 27K miles.

David

ebrabaek 07-19-2013 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTrider16 (Post 21909268)
I saw the video from the roadie. (trying to remember his handle, lost, roadie in motion) Not coming to me. That was the only one I had heard of.

I figured you might have done some research and found if there were others. Mines still intact with 27K miles.

David

As were mine when I took it off, but are not wanting mine to be exposed.

MTrider16 07-20-2013 12:04 AM

I thought you just wanted to change the looks. :lol3

David


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