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Old 11-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 XC Fender Removal/High Fender?

I've seen a number of comments concerning the front fender. It is very close to the tire and in much of any mud will pack full and bind the tire. Many use raising kits, but I understand breakage is common with them. It's not clear to me if it makes the fender too high and bottoms it against the stem/clamps on full compression, or if the extra offset against the attachment points just gives too much leverage. I have seen 1 or 2 pics of bikes with no front fenders. Just wondering who has done a "fenderectomy" or high fender conversion? With the fender removed, do you get enough protection from the beak? Did you have to seal up the gap by the triple clamps and add protection to keep the front of the engine from being sandblasted?
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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Onetire has removed his fender , I asked him about it. Perhaps he will post up. He did , however mount a portion of a fender up high under the lower triple clamp to hold off rain and debris from giving him a bath. Short answer is that the beak does not offer enough protection to warrant running it on its own.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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I used the Touratech kit. No trouble in 15,000 or so miles whatsoever.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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i used the touratech kit. No trouble in 15,000 or so miles whatsoever.
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