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Old 04-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #16
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Nice pics, where were they taken?
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:28 PM   #17
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Pics are from the Dirty Face Dual Sport ride from 2 years ago. Eastern Washington State - north of Leavenworth. Second picture is from Sugarloaf Lookout station - old fire lookout - all the trees burned about 20 years ago and have this silver-deadwood look to them - very interesting riding through there.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:46 AM   #18
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i still think the regular ktm/acerbis fender is the best looking one on the klr.
never like the look or protection of the stubby sumo one



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Old 04-25-2009, 01:20 PM   #19
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Change the fender? Hell the fender is the best part of the KLR. If you want to improve the bike, remove the fender and install it on a DR. You will be amazed at how much better that fender gets you around!

Just kidding. KLR is a fine machine ... if you can't get your hands on a DR. Damn, ... I did it again. I better get out of here before they start throwing stuff, like parts that have rattled off ... Oh Lord help me I can't stop.

I better go ride my DR so I'm sure to pull out of range to safety.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:25 PM   #20
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Just kidding. KLR is a fine machine ... if you can't get your hands on a DR.
nahh... i'll let the short kids play on their DRs. some of us need a little more room to stretch out in.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:07 PM   #21
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thanks for the side-by-side...

i need to get one of those...
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #22
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nahh... i'll let the short kids play on their DRs. some of us need a little more room to stretch out in.
Good to see a great sense of humor amongst the KLR crowd, ... of course I guess that would be a must?
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:19 AM   #23
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I recently installed the Eagle-Mike fork brace with the Acerbis front fender on my 2008 KLR650 and it looks great. I've detailed on all the pics, parts and instructions on my blog. Have a look, hopefully it helps: http://klr650reviews.com/2010/07/12/...-modification/
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:25 PM   #24
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My only concern with this design is the risk of it letting dirt, grit & water reach the fork seals. From what I understand, if you're not running a fork brace, you have to lift the fork boots up from where they seal to fork tubes, and mount the fender where the boots are supposed to seal.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:56 AM   #25
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KTM front fender on my KLR

I really don't have any adverse issues withe the stock KLR fender but a local guy was selling a bunch of KTM plastics so I said what he heck. Plus it was orange and "just about" matched my bike's color.

Here are some photos; unsure which I'll keep.

The KTM fender isn't a direct bolt-on as there's about a 1/4" difference in the hole patterns.




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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #26
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Not the best angle I know, but I did the mod and liked it a lot..... then I sold the bike and got out of riding.

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #27
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As has been mentioned above, I went with the Acerbis KTM fender. Minor hole moving, and still has decent protection with no wind issues. Think it cost all of $23.00.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #28
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lowering the fender keeps the mud out of the radiator. the fork brace makes an easy mount & stabilizes the front end

heres mine.... I bought this fender at a local shop in '05... the guy said he thought it was a UFO. the pic was taken before I figured out that the vent holes in the gaiters need to face aft. when they are forward they can gather dirt. there is also too many holes.... cover some with black RTV.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #29
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This is not a great picture, but it is my harley softail fender ($20) mounted on the forkbrace. l also have a fender bag mounted to the fender.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #30
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OK, here's a better angle of the KTM 950 fender I mounted.

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