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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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VN900LT Front Fender Extension

Has anyone extended the back part of the front fender or know of any such accessory? If you have any pictures that would be great. I'm looking for several inches (3 or so).

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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A mud flap should be just what you're looking for. Inexpensive and easy to install. Also gives a "lowered" look and makes the bike appear to be more of a highway touring bike, IMO.

http://www.jpcycles.com/motorcycle-mud-flaps
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A mud flap should be just what you're looking for. Inexpensive and easy to install. Also gives a "lowered" look and makes the bike appear to be more of a highway touring bike, IMO.

http://www.jpcycles.com/motorcycle-mud-flaps
I made a mud flap/ guard for mine.........
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Vivadude,

Well done. Looks nice.

How did you fasten that on? I don't see any rivets or screws.
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Thank you both for the input...very good. Vivadude, I have the same question as Chas63, how did you mount the mud flap? Also, did it work as intended? Any draw backs?
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I used Velcro. It is made of thin leather backed with thin rubber. It is flexible and will not break off easily..
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Oh, so you used a layer of leather for the outside and a layer of rubber for the inside which faces the tire. I suppose you cemented and sewed them together. Then you used velcro strips with strong adhesive tape to fasten to the mud flap and to the inside of the fender. Naturally, you cleaned the fender well to remove any dirt/mud before attaching it.

Sounds fine to me and you don't drill any holes in the fender that way. I've had mudflaps which were attached by drilling holes and then using the small, round, red reflector type screws to attach it to the fender.

Nice job.
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Oh, so you used a layer of leather for the outside and a layer of rubber for the inside which faces the tire. I suppose you cemented and sewed them together. Then you used velcro strips with strong adhesive tape to fasten to the mud flap and to the inside of the fender. Naturally, you cleaned the fender well to remove any dirt/mud before attaching it.

Sounds fine to me and you don't drill any holes in the fender that way. I've had mudflaps which were attached by drilling holes and then using the small, round, red reflector type screws to attach it to the fender.

Nice job.
Hi, yes I cemented the leather and rubber together with RV adhesive by the makers of the Goop products. The lacing is decorative. Not a fan of making holes even in plastic and when the bike needs a good cleaning I can remove the flap and clean and treat it separately. It has been on for about 1,000 miles and has not loosened a bit.
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MAke up some spares and i will be first in line for one
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I'd buy one too. (Maybe not with the red, just preference)

You may have discovered a new market, if you're up for making them.

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