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Offline spartan1984

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Attaching a fender extender
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:28:24 am »
Hi all,

Bought a front fender extender for the bike, now need some advice on the best way to install. Comes with double sided tape but instructions also call for drilling 4 holes into the fender to secure the extender in place. Ummm, I'm not to sure about that (already replacing the original fender because there's a crack in it...from previous owner), so is there a better/alternative attachment method? Open to suggestions.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 03:53:03 am »
I bought my Fender extender from Murp's Kits, and they recommend  specifically using ABS adhesive / cement. They also supplied screws with the kit, but the ABS cement held it in place so securely I was pretty confident I did not need the screws in addition to the cement. It's not coming back off if you do it right.

I found the ABS cement at the local hardware store in the plumbing / pipe section. Mine is made by Oatey. That stuff sets up VERY fast so be ready to work quickly and have everything in place if you decide to go that route. Also recommend wearing latex or a grade heavier gloves. You don't want that on your skin... Murphs kits provides a link to directions for their product that may help too...
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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 05:13:41 am »
Fantastic, thank you and I'll be heading to the local hardware store ASAP  :great:
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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 09:48:47 am »
Mating surfaces - Clean, Clean, CLEAN!!!
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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 10:50:38 am »
+1 to all the above.

Mine's been on 4+years with no drilling, and just ABS Adhesive.

No signs of loosening.  :great:

THere is a compelling argument for not doing the same to the rear fender for ease of removal, but that's a different situation.

fender extender is a good piece of insurance against radiator and oil filter punctures, and keeping excess road debris off the lower fairing and plastics.  Total MUST have.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 01:08:41 pm »
Just a thought about double faced tape.  I never had much faith in the stuff, until I was experimenting with deflectors on the C10, to make riding in the summer cooler.  I decided to get the strongest double faced tape I could find at my local walmart.  Everything was very clean before installing.  They stayed in place very well.....so well that when I wanted to take them off, I had quite the time trying to get them off!  :-\ I had to heat them in the sun for quite a long time and STILL had a hard time pulling them.  Since that experience, I have a much higher opinion of the holding power of double faced tape.  YMMV but that's my story and I"m sticking to it! :D

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 01:26:18 pm »
Mating surfaces - Clean, Clean, CLEAN!!!

I scuffed and scraped the paint off the mating surfaces; as the ABS adhesive / cement sticks to the material.
May not attach as well if the material is protected by paint.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 02:46:07 pm »
Thinking about getting one, does a fender extender make it harder to remove or install fender for future maintenance?
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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 03:10:10 pm »
Doesn't make much difference on the fender removal/install.

I have the Blue One extender on my bike.
I think I got the idea of removing the paint before the glue from his instructions.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 09:45:26 pm »
Mine has been on for years with just a sanding and ABS glue.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2018, 07:31:14 pm »
The only disadvantage to bonding the extender to the fender is it's difficult to replace IF it breaks off.
I have an extender on my KTM
It's my third extender
The first two cracked at relief where it fits at the inner part of my fender


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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2018, 12:20:14 pm »
I bought one for my C14 but haven't installed it yet. I put one on my Super Tenere 4 years ago; I drilled the holes and used a rivet tool instead of the little pointy screws that come with the extender. It's still on there just fine, 50k miles later.

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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 12:46:48 am »
hi, Mine had come off while riding it was 5 years old.It lodged up into wheel well, so stopped put it in side bag and kept going, i have grind off all old glue and going to use GOOP Automotive glue to secure. What is the best way to clean the surfaces before gluing back to the fender.
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Re: Attaching a fender extender
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2018, 09:12:04 pm »
Like others said, sand it a couple times, and use good ABS cement. I've had on 3+ yrs, no issues. Did not use screws and no stress cracks or problems. Of course I only go Mach 2 once a week. :beerchug:

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