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Old 01-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #150
kawagumby
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Joined: Sep 2008
Location: California
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Broken rear fenders...

Regarding the rear fender breaking, the problem is poor design IMO. You cannot expect the brittle plastic used for the assembly to be adequate for load bearing over time. Bigdog... check out the WR250R assembly for comparison, they use a steel brace that is bolted directly to the frame. The Terra is a great bike, but there are at least three areas that are clearly under-engineered compared to most modern bikes - the footpeg/kickstand/rear-brake assemblies and that rear fender. I doesn't look like an aftermarket fender would be easy to make either. I too dropped the license plate bracket, but I'm not confident that will do the trick in the long run - and I still want the reflectors that are now missing.
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