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Old 04-03-2010, 03:13 PM   #16
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I just got my second hand Mudsling from the Flea Market yesterday. I had it shipped to my US mailbox, and put it on while I was there. It looks so original that no one noticed it on the way back over the border!

Seriously, this is one well thought out piece. I would certainly pay a premium for most everything on my bike if it all worked like this!
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:25 AM   #17
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I bought one last summer, while it was expensive I do understand why...

I was walking around my bike yesterday inspecting for an upcoming trip and noticed that my Mudsling has developed a crack at the upper right mounting point. I have not done any serious off-roading nor have I taken any tumbles where the sling would get subjected to any impacts, so I'm kinda surprised at this.

The crack started at the edge of the piece and is working it's way toward the mounting hole but does not intersect it (yet).

Thinking about it NOW ... (yeah I always do my thinking too late ... 20/20 hindsight) ....
I could have perhaps prevented it from cracking by using washers bigger than those supplied, or by fashioning some "custom" rectangular washers that would spread the load out over a much larger area, but ... I didn't think about it at the time...
I was kind of assuming that the plastic would be ductile enough to not fracture like this???

I bought mine from ADVDesigns and have sent them a note about it...

Anyway, I recommend some fender washers at the mounting points....

DockingPilot: I'm not mad but am a little surpised, if the inventor is your buddy feel free to share this with him! Maybe wrong plastic selected, or bad batch of material?


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Old 04-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #18
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Yep, doing that right now JR.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:26 PM   #19
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Thanks Frank!

Like I said, maybe the new kits come with some sort of "fender washers" which would probably eliminate the issue -- 20/20 on the hindsight here
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