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Old 07-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
ebrabaek OP
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Originally Posted by txtallywhacker View Post
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. 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.

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