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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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GSA High Front Fender

Has any one built (or bought) a high front fender mod for their GSA. I have been looking for one for awhile and cant seem to find anything.

If ya'll have built a mod, or know of something for sale, post a pic or a link.


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Old 01-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Doesn't the beak kind of count as a high front fender?
I do realize that it does not move with the wheel, but it is above the wheel.

So I am guessing that you mean a rear half of a fender, or a full upper fender, right under the beak?

Maybe a bit like the R900RR first gen model.

I know of no kit, but should not be too hard to make a clamp or something with a plate and bolt a dirt bike style high fender, Although the way the fork stanchions are so long that may not work, and without a lower triple tree to mount to, again that may be hard...

Hmmm.
Sorry if I just confussed the situation.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Doesn't the beak kind of count as a high front fender?
I do realize that it does not move with the wheel, but it is above the wheel.

So I am guessing that you mean a rear half of a fender, or a full upper fender, right under the beak?

Maybe a bit like the R900RR first gen model.

I know of no kit, but should not be too hard to make a clamp or something with a plate and bolt a dirt bike style high fender, Although the way the fork stanchions are so long that may not work, and without a lower triple tree to mount to, again that may be hard...

Hmmm.
Sorry if I just confussed the situation.
not confusing at all... I dont think i was very clear. The beak
is a high fender cf course, but in mud the lower fender gets plowed up pretty fast, just looking for a kit or a mod or something to raise that fender a couple of inches. I guess i could just fab something up, but im better at riding than i am at building shit for them. !!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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Most people when going at mud and the like just take the front fender off, the beak being more than capable of keeping spray down to reasonable levels. Particularly on the GSA, that's what your black beak extender is for actually.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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I think Troy is right, most just run without the low fender.
However, that will sling alot of mud back against the front of the motor, so I get the concern.

Measuring how far the forks travel up and keeping it clear from bottoming up under the beak would be the only concern to me.

Two hose clamps around the stancions with a small aluminum plate between it and a supermoto or dirtbike fender bolted to the plate migh tbe pretty easy. But a kit sounds like your desire. I am not sure it exists.

I have looked at some pics and I do not a simple way to space the fender up a bit, leaving it a "low" fender but with more clearance...might be possible
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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I think Woody's wheels has a higher version for their 21" wheel kit. Might want to check there.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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I think Woody's wheels has a higher version for their 21" wheel kit. Might want to check there.

There is a thread from Woody's in the Vendor section.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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I've never seen a picture of a GS(A) without the front fender. Anyone mind posting it if you have it?
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I've never seen a picture of a GS(A) without the front fender. Anyone mind posting it if you have it?
I have seen a couple on here lately.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #10
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This will lift the oem fender 15mm or 5/8" there abouts. Seems to have locked the forks together more solidly. This is on a GS but same part numbers I think for GSA's. Mine is still a prototype due to be changed out for a annodised version very soon, i believe the first batch is being made as we speak. From memory $480 includes being delivered everywhere on the globe.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #11
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Or here's a couple cheaper of options. The lower triple clamp clearance is still the limiting factor.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=663107&page=9




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Old 01-30-2013, 03:29 AM   #12
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This higher Touratech fender was on my R1150GS, but I don't see anything like it for the R1200GS/GSA on the Touratech website.
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