High Front Fender on R 100 GS

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by honky, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. honky

    honky Adventurer

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    I have a '91 bumblebee and really like the looks of some of the high front fenders that I've seen. Any suggestions as far as brands to look for or stay away from?

    Thanks!
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  2. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    Acerbis, I had one on my g/s and was fine. Hard to beat for the money. Especialy since the BMW one is a couple of hundred dollars I think.
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  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Beat by JT :lol2

    Acerbis makes a nice one.

    Its a TT item.
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  4. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  5. Dharmadon

    Dharmadon road warrior

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    Solo Lobo, where did you find the C&C fork brace I read about on your bike listing?:evil THANKS !
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  6. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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  7. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    What are the options for non-BMW front fenders for the R100GS? No more Acerbis Baja now, right? Looking for one, willing to buy used.

    Contemplating using a Honda XR's fender. Views?

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    Cheers
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  8. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    just about any Acerbis will work, just make sure it's for a bigger bike. I got one for a Honda CR230. I did have to make a wedged AL space block as it wanted to hit the engine.
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  9. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    my bmw low one has a bmw and an acerbis logo on it....

    I think they may all be made by acerbis.
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  10. nowhereman

    nowhereman I'm lost -don't follow me

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    UFO Plastic makes a fender that is a dead ringer for the Acerbis baja -
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    http://www.ufoplast.com/en/product-details/vintage-plastics/ME08006

    The part number is ME08006. UFO plastic USA can order it for you. Takes a week or two from Italy to USA. Also, if you want to troll eBay and don't mind used stuff, a lot of the Husqvarna's from the 80's used the Acerbis NOST style fender.
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  11. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Get the Acerbis NOST fender. It's pretty much exactly the same as the baja except without the vents. I have one on my GS front end and it works fine:

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  12. bikecat

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    Does Acerbis still carry the brace? Or it is a new NOST brace?

    Thanks
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  13. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    My R100GS spends the majority of its time as a touring bike. I have the early fender that can be mounted high or low. If someone is looking to swap for the low mount only model, I'm interested. My fender is Bumble Bee black.
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  14. worley_craig

    worley_craig n00b

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    Airhead Wrangler, I'm digging your headlight setup. Can you tell me more about that. I was thinking about retro fitting my R100GS with a /7 headlight bucket, but didn't know what to do with the speedo and tach.

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  15. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Damn, That bike is looking good!!!:clap
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  16. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    There are a ton of aftermarket front fenders the newer fenders are molded in such a way that most of them do not need braces.

    I have Acerbies Black Honda CRF450R front fender for my GS, that I've yet to mount seems like it was 20 bucks or so.
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  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Baja Designs 8" race light. I really like mine.

    The standard race light is a single filament or HID light - no high/ low function - but is adjustable on the fly unsing the knob on the top. Quick detach using pegs into receivers, and an e-clip at the base. The receivers jubliee clip to the fork legs. The receivers length is 15.5mm, compared to 15.0mm open fork leg space (between the triple clamps). Either put a 5mm spacer under the bottom bearing, or have slot machined in the receivers. Sounds complicated, but is fairly easy in practice

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    I've got a Boatman H4 conversion in mine so I could run a Hella insert with a standard H4 bulb, in order to meet NZ legal requirements, which requires a headlight that dips to the left. Some of the reasons I went with this light set up include that:

    1. The (toughened glass) Hella insert is cheap to replace if I catch a random stone. Compare that to the stock bosch item;
    2. It has a pilot slot, so I can run a 20w halogen 'pilot light' - which I use as a day running light, rather than the headlight
    3. The headlight bucket gives better protection for the assembly that the comparable Trailtech competitor
    4. The bucket has given me room to hide some electrics, & is big enough to allow heat to dissipate from the reflector (running a 90/130w)
    5. The design seemed more rbust than the stock /7 light. Crash with those & you are up for at least a chrome bezel
    6. Cost. Whilst the race light seems initially expensive, stock /7 parts would be dearer over here, if available
    7. Looks to fit well with the HPN tank IMHO

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    We both have vapour speedometers, but with different mount solutions.

    Sorry Airhead Wrangler if I stole your thunder...:lol3

    I've pulled my photos of my 48mm USD fork conversion in order to keep from offending Beemeboff's :wave (senior) sensibilities.. :lol3
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  18. worley_craig

    worley_craig n00b

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    Thanks for the info guys! Sweet setup.

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  19. cgoodwin

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  20. MotorcycleWriter

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    Hey, Airhead Wrangler, what can you say about that headlight and speedo? I'm looking to replace mine as well and am in ask-a-bunch-of-dumb-questions mode.

    IGNORE: Someone beat me to that question!
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