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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 AM   #1
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How would you tackle this?

This is a little project I've been meaning to address for a while. I have an old Beta trials bike that I use as a trail bike most of the time. I need to raise the front fender. As you can see I used spacers and raised it 3/4" but that's not enough. I want a new dual sport type fended and have it 4-5 inches away from the tire. The only way to mount it is to used the original 4 lugs on the lower legs. Give me some ideas. An orange fender would be a plus.

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:30 AM   #2
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Cool2 Fender clearance

Longer spacers and bolts.

If you raise it up more, will you still have full suspension travel before the fender hits the bottom triple clamp or the pipe?
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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Not the lightest option but check this out.

Can you bolt something to lower triple?
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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Not the lightest option but check this out.

Can you bolt something to lower triple?

Nothing to bolt to on the triple.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:19 AM   #5
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What size are the fork tubes and what's your budget?

Two of these:
http://www.protekk.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=231

could be clamped to your fork tubes just above or below the lower triple clamp and give you some mounting points for a high fender.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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Or, get some longer bolts and spacers for the lower triple clamp pinch bolts and attach a bracket to them.

For a low fender, Jaglite's spacer idea (and clearance concern) sounds right.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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looks like you'll need to keep an eye on the clearance from the fender to that header pipe.

Since the current fender mount is going to be riding up and down with the wheel, you're probably going to want to work on a mount that comes off the vertically 'stationary' bottom triple tree. May be a little more difficult, but should work better and you wont lose the front wheel travel.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:17 AM   #8
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Mount the fender on top of the brace and re rivet?
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #9
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Nothing to bolt to on the triple.
I see four bolts. Make a bracket that wraps from the ouside of the pinch clamps to the underside of the triple. You may need slightly longer bolts, but it will work. Alternatively you can drill and tap the triple on either side of the steeing stem.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:55 PM   #10
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I've got to re-think this. I took a close look at what I have and found that the fender is already making contact with the exhaust, I never noticed that before. I just painted the exhaust so now it's easy to see the scuff marks.

As is I get mud between the fender and tire so it's pretty useless as a trail machine. Parts are rare for this bike and I don't want to chop up the original fender.

I can get another trials fender from Acerbis. I'm thinking about removing the stock fender, raising the stock bracket than installing the aftermarket fender. I'll cut it off where it was making contact. This will make it very short but I could add a home made 6" mud flap. I can't see any other way to do it.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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Here you can see that the exhaust hits the fender about 1.5" behind the fender brace.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:39 AM   #12
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mount it enduro style to the lower tree
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:55 AM   #13
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I can make you longer aluminum spacers if you want to go that route.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:30 AM   #14
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Have you looked at mountain bike fenders?
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #15
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What size are the fork tubes and what's your budget?

Two of these:
http://www.protekk.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=231

could be clamped to your fork tubes just above or below the lower triple clamp and give you some mounting points for a high fender.

I would either buy (or make) something like this or drill/tap the lower triple and mount a plastic acerbis fender just like a dirt bike.
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