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Old 06-30-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Rear Fender

I am sure this has been asked before but I can't find anything.

Looking at the 800GS pictures I see many of them have shorter rear fenders than what comes stock. I still have the stock fender which as you know is very long. So the question is do most of you cut the stock fender down and if so does it effect the spray off a wet road?
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Huh? Short and long rear fenders? I've never seen any variation here. Got any pictures you can link to?
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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The only reason I can see for shortening is in case you loop the bike. I'd say if you loop this sucker you'll have much bigger problems than a broken fender.

Heck I haven't even chopped the rear fender on my DR-Z and it's longer and uglier. Just lazy, I guess.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Removed the fender and license plate from my KLR quite easily with a good jump and a set of knobbies once. No such luck with the F800 though. Perhaps a bigger jump...
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:45 AM   #5
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Huh? Short and long rear fenders? I've never seen any variation here. Got any pictures you can link to?
perhaps I should had said license plate bracket. I see on some GS's are just about cut off at the bottom of license plate where as my stock one has about a 8-12" of (fender) hanging below it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:09 AM   #6
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I modded mine to reduce it's overly large size...

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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perhaps I should had said license plate bracket. I see on some GS's are just about cut off at the bottom of license plate where as my stock one has about a 8-12" of (fender) hanging below it.
I dunno, ZXMorty. I just took a quick look through several pages of the pics thread, and didn't see anyone's bike that had anything hanging below the license plate other than a tiny reflector. Certainly nothing 8-12" long. Did someone attach some sort of aftermarket fender extender to yours? Please post a pic of of your bike so we can see what you're talking about.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:49 AM   #8
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Talking about this..,

Remove the extension between the fender and light.
Remove the extension between the fender and plate (includes all the reflectors).
Cut a chunck of aluminum the shape of your plate.
Bolt it all together and your ass looks smaller.
Hope this is what you're asking about.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #9
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Talking about this..,

Remove the extension between the fender and light.
Remove the extension between the fender and plate (includes all the reflectors).
Cut a chunck of aluminum the shape of your plate.
Bolt it all together and your ass looks smaller.
Hope this is what you're asking about.
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Yes this is what I am talking about,

here is the stock look

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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That isn't stock...

Looks like someone has added a fender extender on yours
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:47 AM   #11
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Correct ... it's aftermarket. $50 new ...

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If you pull it off and want to sell it ... pm me ... first dibs. I think it would be nice for certain trips but probably not for everyday.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #12
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That isn't stock...

Looks like someone has added a fender extender on yours
That is odd since I bought it off the showroom floor brand new. 2010 model
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:10 PM   #13
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That is odd since I bought it off the showroom floor brand new. 2010 model
Yes, it's odd that your dealer didn't mention it. But as others have said. That ain't stock. Maybe your dealer will take that extender back and credit you?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #14
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No wonder no one knew what I was talking about, sorry guys. Since it was on a brand new bike and the dealer didn't mention anything I assumed it was stock. I am thinking no credit from the dealer since he never charged me for it. Driver if I sell you have first dibs.

Thanks for setting me straight on this guys.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #15
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Dang,
That extension is fugly.
I don't see the need for it, unless you're trying to protect the guy behind you!!
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