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post #1 of 24 Old 10-21-2010, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Wondering??

Thinking about removing the front fender to change the "look" of the 919 a bit.

Wondering if the handling of the bike, especially while breaking will be affected?

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-21-2010, 07:53 AM
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It will be harder to keep the front end down. The fender acts like a spoiler and pushes the front tire down for better grip.

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lol... ya removing the front fender aint gonna do much at all to change the handeling characteristics of the bike do it and take some pics!

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post #4 of 24 Old 10-21-2010, 11:30 AM
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I bought my bike used... it came without the front fender.

I hated the look and wouldn't ride it until my OEM fender was delivered and installed.

Also, your front tire is going to throw shit up at your radiator and headlight.

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I bought my bike used... it came without the front fender.

I hated the look and wouldn't ride it until my OEM fender was delivered and installed.

Also, your front tire is going to throw shit up at your radiator and headlight.
+1 about throwing things up. I had to take mine off after I got a major crack in it somehow... it was rubbing the tire. Anyways, I now wish I had bought another VERY quickly! I am saving up for CF. Any puddle or even worse rain.... you get on your bike and in your face!
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Also, your front tire is going to throw shit up at your radiator and headlight.
Yes it does! Also if you ride in wet weather, forget about about it!

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or.....you can install a set of f4i forks....and pick up a better looking carbon fiber F4i fender.

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Yes it does! Also if you ride in wet weather, forget about about it!
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+1 about throwing things up. I had to take mine off after I got a major crack in it somehow... it was rubbing the tire. Anyways, I now wish I had bought another VERY quickly! I am saving up for CF. Any puddle or even worse rain.... you get on your bike and in your face!
+1000 Couldn't agree more (especially with CF if you can swing it)--you sure don't want your bike throwing up on you!

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rocks puddles sand rain suck without a fender, more of a mud flap

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post #10 of 24 Old 10-21-2010, 04:15 PM
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I actually added a fender extender to mine to keep crap off the front of the engine.


You could always add dead animals head to the front of the fender for a different look.


I'm full of good ideas.

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Oh yeah a gator head fender, I like it!

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Yes it does! Also if you ride in wet weather, forget about about it!
how do you like your new fender with forks? We are yet to see or hear anything.

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post #13 of 24 Old 10-22-2010, 09:08 PM
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+1 on the sucks riding in the rain with no fender. I rode my bike for 4 months without a fender and liked the look but hated to ride in the rain! Water spray from the front tire almost makes it impossible

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post #14 of 24 Old 10-23-2010, 02:57 AM
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I like my front fender. Keeps shit off me and my bike. And holds my pedestrian slicer.
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I like my front fender. Keeps shit off me and my bike. And holds my pedestrian slicer.
That's just too damn cool

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post #16 of 24 Old 10-23-2010, 05:49 AM
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A car backed into my bike and broke the front fender. It was during a rainy time of year and I was not quick enough in getting a new one. The road spray was bad but what was worse was all that fine grit from the road, that the front fender normally blocks, getting on my forks and destroying the fork seals and the finish on the fork tubes.

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post #17 of 24 Old 10-27-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanx for the replies. For now I like the look, perhaps I'll put it on again (to change the "look")......LOL

Just got the bike back to it's commuting duties after dealing with the rear flat tire issue.............see BIG SCARE thread. So far no excess road stuff to speak about, the weather been cooperating.

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I actually added a fender extender to mine to keep crap off the front of the engine.


Me too, on every bike I get.

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post #19 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 02:41 PM
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ericyzf4 made a very valid point of getting debris in your fork seals that'll ruin your day.

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post #20 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 03:22 PM
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i regularly drag raced my bike with no front fender. 130+ mph all the time. "acts as a spoiler??!" really???

no difference in handling or braking.

it would be my opinion that wheelying is WAY more likely to cause fork seal failure.

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post #21 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 04:02 PM
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...it would be my opinion that wheelying is WAY more likely to cause fork seal failure.
Yo Bucky, its not the wheelies what effs the seals.. it's the coming back down from the wheelies too hard what effs them.

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post #22 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 06:55 PM
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"it's not falling from the Empire State Building that sucks..."

funny: i just noticed my naked front tire in my avatar

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post #23 of 24 Old 10-28-2010, 07:24 PM
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That is why your bike wheelies. haha

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.....yep, wheelies from buckys fender removal must be it.....because it's definately not the nos.......

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