High front fender......

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  1. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    :lol3 I know this has been discussed but i need an answer to this....

    Does the high front fender/mudguard cause front end wobble compared to the standard low fender?
    Bear in mind that i cruise at 80+mph so i dont want no wobbling but i really want an high front fender.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence lawrence

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    I have an aceribis supermoto front fender, which is quite short and stubby, but I have not noticed any adverse effects on the handling. I remember when I first installed it the guys at Bracken thought that the wind would get under it at speed, and cause a bit of instability, but nothing but planted handling so far. hope this helps.

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  3. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    ktm original supermoto fender fitted, nil wobble.
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  4. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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    Have the EXC front fender and no wobbles whatsoever.
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  5. Goss

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    Have the full size Acerbis fender that comes with the Touratech high fender kit. Have ridden at 70 -80 mph in some severe cross winds and it did not upset the front end. Normal riding at 80 mph has no effect. Buy one, put it on and ride.
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  6. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Been here awhile

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    I also Have the Tourtech and have had it up to 120 mph with no problems. As Goss said " Buy one, put it on and ride."
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  7. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    Mudguard dammit!
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  8. BLUE(UK)

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    LOL......most guys on here are 'mericans so i try and use their terminology....i'll edit my post to say fender/mudguard combo thingy!!:lol3

    Next question to those that have the said conversion........HEAT.....does the bike tend to run warmer since the rear of the fender/mudguard combo thingy:D must restrict a bit of air flow......ohhhh fuggit.....i'm off to my dealers to buy one now....RIGHT NOW!!!:deal

    See ya all later!!:eek1
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  9. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    Excellent!
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  10. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Atta boy, have at it. :clap
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  11. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    Got one,got one,got one!!:D

    And it's on!!:D :D

    Gotta do the brake line next and get some longer bolts that hold the fender/mudguard thingy on from underneath.
    I also fitted the fender/mudguard thingy brace just for good measure.
    Gotta say though.....i used the exc fender/mudguard thingy and it is close to the radiator but clears it perfectly!!:wink: :wink:
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  12. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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    Make some holes on the area that stays near the readiator. It will help the airflow a bit.
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  13. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    How big??
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  14. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    About this big :clap :clap
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  15. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  16. Mikas

    Mikas Been here awhile

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  17. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    Cheers for that Mikas.
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    Nillbymouth Been here awhile

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    BLUE(UK), as you normally say......."Pictures please!":D
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  19. BLUE(UK)

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    :D :D

    It aint too bad on the green lanes with stock tyres on.....hook up 3rd and gas it!!:wink: :wink:
    Gotta do the brake lines and stuff next which will be easy til it comes to 'bleeding' em!!:eek1 :eek1

    On the pic....to the right of the pic is where i broke my leg(tibia) after giving the 540sxc too much throttle on the back wheel and it slipped into the rutt i was trying to avoid!!(that was last year!!):lol3 :lol3
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  20. Nillbymouth

    Nillbymouth Been here awhile

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    Nice Pic. That lane is about the limit for the Scorpions. I've been riding in the fields near my house and had to give up as the Scottish mud is about 4inches deep which gives both front and back Scorpions a life of their own even with very low psi!:yikes No photos though as the bike just sinks if I stop!:eek1
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