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Murph's Front Fender Extender
« on: December 21, 2013, 12:53:19 am »
Hi,
      Has anyone installed Murphs fender extender? Just ordered one and the gear shift bearing upgrade!
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 02:40:31 am »
I vouch for the gear bearing...
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 02:32:00 pm »
Hi Nando,
                  Well, I figure the bearing upgrade is just a better mouse trap! Should be less likely to get dirty and gum up the works like the greased sleeve system! :great:
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 06:11:25 pm »
The extender is the bomb, follow the mounting instructions. I did the added screws for mine, just for the sure thing.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 06:27:32 pm »
Yes, I put one on mine.

I had a bit of a problem getting it to glue up on the ends...
And the more I looked at trusting just the glue, the more I wasn't sold to do just that.

Images of it coming unglued and flying through the radiator one day going down a turnpike at 80 mph sent shivers up my spine...

So I found some short pan head screws and thin style nuts, painted them black, and added tham on the ends... Just to be safe.

I put it on last year, works great, no issues. Keeps a rock or something from destroying the radiator.

So... Concerning the "bearinged up shifter" kit...
Does it just make the shift a little smoother, or what else is the advantage?
I saw that, but didn't think it was a big deal...
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 07:30:16 pm »
Hi,
     Supposedly the plastic sleeve goes South and hurts the smoothness of the shift! I have a 2012 model and my shifter seems fine BUT if the bearings make it even better why not. I can install the kit myself and for $21 SHIPPED! Why not?

   There is a video on U Tube showing how to do it. Pretty easy really and should be good for life of the bike.
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 07:51:47 pm »
I did both.

 I used 3M adhesive for the fender extender that I was given by a local body shop when I went there to get ABS plastic glue.  I could not find the correct stuff at any hardware store and thought to ask a body shop.  I got lucky with the guy I asked and he was very interested in my bike so we got into a bit of a conversation.  He gave me a small tube that they use to glue car panels together and I would strongly recommend it.  I tried to pry it off after it cured and it was not coming off.  No need for screws. IDK how much it cost because he wouldn't let me pay for it but I know where I'm going when I get my baby re-painted, (thank you Reedsburg Auto Body).  The only warning I give is make sure you know where they are going because the glue sets up solid in about 45 seconds and it is staying where you have it at that point.

The shifter works as advertised, it may be unneeded but makes sense and is far superior to a plastic sleeve bearing.  Admittedly, a shaft that has perhaps 10 degrees of rotation and never is used so often as to build up any frictional heat, a plastic sleeve type bearing will likely work just fine but when I'm driving over a suspension bridge at 1000 pounds I'm very glad they build them to hold 20 tons.
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 11:10:18 pm »
I urethaned mine on and it still fell off.It eneded up on the front header :(.Got another one and plan on maybe ......panel bonding it on next time.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 11:45:54 pm »
Hi,
     After some research the way I see to do it is use Oately (sp) brand Black ABS plastic only Glue. You roughen with sandpaper where it will bond and then clean with ABS only cleaner and then glue and clamp. Supposedly if you do it this way it will never come apart!

  The glue and cleaner SHOULD be available at Home Depot??? I will find out shortly!

http://www.murpskits.com/catalog/docs/C14FEInstall.htm
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 12:08:26 am »
Did the Fenda extenda several months ago. I also used the screws that came with it, and just touched them with black paint, so you cannot even tell it is screwed on. This mod really helps to protect the radiator from road crap.
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 12:51:27 am »
Don't fart around...screw it!!
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 01:04:40 am »
Yes, I too, roughed/scuffed the area to be glued well, followed all the directions, and used the ABS type glue.

Still didn't set up in some of the areas well enough to suit me, so used the screws. Great after that.

I bought my ABS plastic glue at Locke Supply, plumbing section.

Good mod, much cheaper than a radiator!

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2013, 01:49:44 am »
Hi,
      Yea, I'm pretty anal about that stuff! I'll glue it and screw it!!! >:D
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2013, 01:56:04 am »
Hi,
      Yea, I'm pretty anal about that stuff! I'll glue it and screw it!!! >:D

Hey SG,
You kinda started a nice trend showing all the nice bikes with better than average looking women on them. HOW DARE you stop that now! Wheres the girl?
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2013, 02:01:49 am »
What? No chick?
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 02:04:43 am »
What? No chick?
See SG?
I told you so.
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2013, 02:25:22 am »
Hi,
       Oh boy! You guys are getting spoiled!!! :o
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2013, 02:28:23 am »
Hi,
       Oh boy! You guys are getting spoiled!!! :o

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2013, 03:04:10 am »
Hi,
     Ha! Ha! Eat your liver! I knew that was gonna hurt!!! ;D
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2013, 03:26:02 am »
Boy that bike is as green as ZGs bike .... Mama Mia!!!
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2013, 05:14:22 am »
I bought an extender from a fellow on this forum named Patrick, I believe out of Alberta. It is a bit longer than Murph's. Pictured is Murph's. The other one covers the whole lower fairing. I glued it with ABS glue and it will never come off! No screws required if used properly.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2013, 01:09:25 pm »
Get the right adhesive and forget the screws

I couldn't find the recommended adhesive locally so I just got some off amazon for under $5 shipped
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2013, 01:12:07 pm »
Surface prep, proper glue and well clamped = no screws. Mines been on three years with no problems.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2013, 03:10:18 pm »
Hi,
     What glue are you glue guys using???? Pics??? Knowledge is a wonderful thing buy only if you share it!!! :great:
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2013, 03:45:11 pm »
I used Oatey All Purpose Cement for ABS CPVC PVC, #30818TV. Standard stuff in most any plumbing dept.
ABS being key. I sanded/scuffed both surfaces, wiped with plastic pipe cleaner/primer, applied the glue and clamped. I had done a mockup with the clamps and small wood blocks to make sure of good mating. If the surfaces don't mate they can't glue.