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Offline Bob_C_CT

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Fender Extender install
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:39:53 pm »
I just ordered a Pyramid ZRX fender extender.  From the photos I see it comes with some adhesive strips on it and self tapping screws.  Would like a cleaner look without screws but don't want new extender to get eaten up by the fender either. Did a search and can't find anything on this , remember reading about this install but maybe it was the old site..  Has anyone installed screwless with some other adhesive.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 01:48:02 pm »
I just ordered a Pyramid ZRX fender extender.  From the photos I see it comes with some adhesive strips on it and self tapping screws.  Would like a cleaner look without screws but don't want new extender to get eaten up by the fender either. Did a search and can't find anything on this , remember reading about this install but maybe it was the old site..  Has anyone installed screwless with some other adhesive.
If that's the one from Murph, I used the attached adhesive strips to install mine.  It eventually fell off, but luckily I was riding with someone at the time and we found it, undamaged.  I think I used black silicone RTV to put it back on.  It is still attached years later.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 01:48:54 pm »
Do you know what it's made of?  I ordered the one from Murph and used ABS glue (according to his instructions) to glue it to the front fender.  Mine did not come with any adhesive strips.

FYI, I have enough left-over ABS glue to install one of these on every existing C10 that doesn't already have one (it'll never get used up on plumbing projects because we rarely work with ABS pipe).
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 03:49:57 pm »
I looked at Murph's site first but he didn't have one for the ZRX. I will try the ABS on a small piece of the extender on the inside of the fender to see how it sticks. I wouldn't think the black RTV would hold up so well.  I will keep that as a second option.  Thanks all.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 04:12:35 pm »
Note that the glue Murph required was the specific glue that ONLY works on ABS, not the "one-size-glues-all" stuff that you buy at the big box store that'll do ABS, PVC, CPVC, etc.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 07:35:31 pm »
I looked at Murph's site first but he didn't have one for the ZRX. I will try the ABS on a small piece of the extender on the inside of the fender to see how it sticks. I wouldn't think the black RTV would hold up so well.  I will keep that as a second option.  Thanks all.
It is possible that I used the ABS glue instead of RTV.  I have a big jar of it for fairing repair... 
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 11:43:47 pm »
Ha, ha, ha, I'm Harley rider from the 50's and I bolt everything on. In this case I used (qty. 4)  4/40 Hex, truss head stainless bolts with locknuts.
Their tiny and smooth and matched the silver paint I used on the extender.

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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 12:43:59 am »
Uncle Leo I will keep that in mind, 4-40s are pretty small and if I can get some button heads in black SS it wouldn't look bad either, thanks.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 01:12:23 am »
Used 3 pop rivets on mine, clean and tight.

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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 02:46:18 am »
I used the screws that came with it, and just touch painted them black...can't even see them.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 10:23:25 am »
Used ABS only glue nothing else 3 years ago still on no problems---took fender off and cleaned area to be glued applied glue and clamped it and let it set overnight,got it from Murph!

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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 01:30:50 am »
If it's a Fenda Extenda brand, ABS glue will weld it on permanently.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 06:08:45 pm »
ABS cement. Works. Clean install. Clean it, glue it, clamp it, forget it.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 02:30:34 am »
On my list of things to get - but I am sooo cheap.

Will absolutely ABS it on because the look is so clean that way.  Almost like one piece with two tone paint from a small distance.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 03:39:15 am »
Since it's so low, my fender extender got some paint dings, so I can take it off and touch it up. Go to a real hardware store if you want bolts and nuts, stainless, nylon, almost anything you want. (Ace etc.) I even found stainless socket head screws for the fairings. I didn't use them since they were panhead instead of the wider and smoother trusshead.
Don't be afraid to touch up bolt heads with matching paint. Just dip them in a cleaning solvent first. I did all my fairing screws in Phantom Silver and even the Rifle fairing  mounting screws.

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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 04:35:04 am »
I got mine off ebay. I like Murphs but this came from ebay. It had 4 screws with it and some adhesive tape strips. I used two screws on the outside bends. (not the flat back of the fender) And I also used the ABS glue. Screws look fine like they were meant to be there. And it may have been enough with just the ABS but its done now and after 1 month its holding strong. Its great though. Keeps allot of crap off my oil cooler and out of the radiator.

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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 09:19:23 pm »
I used the adhesive tape that came with it and used some black RTV on the top and bottom edge to try to keep crud out from between it.  It lasted 3 1/2 years like that and I noticed it was starting to loosen up so I removed it and reinstalled it again the same way with some stronger two sided tape and the RTV.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 09:28:43 pm »
I would want to bolt it on . It's possible it could come off and wedge into the fender causing disaster  :-\
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 09:54:27 pm »
Not sure what tape comes with it. I removed it and covered the entire contact are with 3M body molding tape. Not 2 little strips, but the entire contact area. As suggested I cleaned everything first to get the best adhesion.

Been there 7 years now, and it gets lots and lots of wet weather in the winter here in the Pacific Northwet. I check it every once in a while and it always seems strong as it ever has.
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2013, 10:33:13 pm »
Ditto on what Nosmo said. Thats what I did. Easier and Quicker than doing the drill and screw thing plus better lookung. jmho. :great:
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Re: Fender Extender install
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2013, 10:49:39 pm »
I used 3M black wetherstripping adhesive and it is on there like iron after 5+ years:



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