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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2013, 04:42:13 pm »
Hi,
      Thanks G! :great:

Hi,
      Gsun,thanks for the pic! Looks like an excellent job! I went with the Murphs as the other looked TOO long to me? Go figure!
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2013, 05:07:54 pm »
How many ways can one install a fender extender:
1) glue only
2) screws only
3) screws and glue

alright! we can close this thread now. Its keeping me awake at night second-guessing the ways I should have installed my fender extender...you know what? never mind, I am taking mine off.. :truce:
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2013, 05:24:03 pm »
Hi Nando,
                  I'll take some pics when I do mine so the new guys have an idea including the materials used! I have a home workshop including a lathe and mill so I should be able to handle this, but wanted to do it once and be done with it. The problem seems to be, what is the proper glue, as Murphs kit does not really say and there are a lot of opinions out there and some failures!, :-[
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2013, 06:05:34 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.


I recommend the ABS only product, not the combo pvc version.
I've used this to fix old broken C10 fairings also, the pvc stuff dosnt work on that

http://www.oatey.com/products/plastic-pipe-cements-and-primers/oatey-abs-cements

When I did my extenda, I used 3M automotive adhesive trim tape, its black with a red plastic peel off liner. It sticks anything to anything, forever....
And I used the screws.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2013, 07:12:07 pm »
Hi,
      Thanks G! :great:

Hi,
      Gsun,thanks for the pic! Looks like an excellent job! I went with the Murphs as the other looked TOO long to me? Go figure!

The one in the pic IS Murph's. I went with the longer one.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2013, 07:14:00 pm »
The extender is made of ABS. The fender is made of ABS. Use ABS glue. End of story.

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2013, 01:37:20 am »
Ok, I am back in the game:

I used plummer glue and bought some clamps to hold it. But it seems clear to me that the only folks who lost their fender extension had theirs glued only. So I am assuming the best method is to glue and screw.

--make sure you don't confused this procedure as one implying the wrong semantics on that word "screw". Using plumer glue and misinterpreting the screwing procedure could have very dire consequences on your favorite parts--and here I don't mean the fender.

I just want to contribute to the thread, that's all...
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2013, 06:27:23 pm »
Hi,
     Well I got the fenda extenda installed. I went to 3 places to get the ABS ONLY glue and never could find it! Home Depot must of had 8 different types of PVC glue but not what I needed. I finly went with some Loctite brand Plastc Epoxy that included ABS in the description. I also installed 6 screws/bolts so it is not going anywhere and looks good. It is a well made piece.

   I also installed the bearing kit in the shift lever. I was not impressed with the fit of the bolt to the inner race of the bearings. The outer race fits pretty good to the shifter housing,but without the inner fitting as well you are still creating a sleeve fit with the inner race sliding on the bolt so to speak instead of the ball bearings working as designed!!!

I see no way to fix this as I'm sure the people at Murph's used off the shelf items to keep the cost down and affordable. The only way to make it work correctly would be to make a custom bolt a few thousands bigger so it would actually grip the inner race??? Maybe using one of the gap filling Loctite products would work? That will be my next move!

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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 01:02:48 am »
Nothin like a picture of a beautiful Aprilla. 
By the way, gluing is fine as long as you don't go over 60mph.   :85: :85:
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Re: Murph's Front Fender Extender
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2013, 02:22:55 am »
Hi,
     Ha! Ha! I can barely keep it down to 60 in the parking lot! This bike turns passing cars on a 2 lane,into an art form!!! >:D >:D >:D

  I went a head and put some loctite on the bolt and reinstalled it. Thats all I can really do,but it should give me the bearing action that I want!
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