Mudflap Mod

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by SEK_Nick, May 10, 2020.

  1. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    After packing the rear tire up several times with mud, I can see the need to remove the low clearance little fender thing, and have a mud flap protecting the shock, allowing more mud to sling off.

    Are there any aftermarket kits?

    If you built your own, please share design and implementation. Photos encouraged!
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  2. EvilSteve

    EvilSteve Not so evil, not so Steve. Supporter

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    I can't take credit for this, I borrowed the idea from @ramirin but, the part number is 54606010000. I ended up cutting 3 or 4 cm off it and the zip ties are pretty classy but I don't care. My idea was to actually get the part that's on the 1290 SAR and adapt it because it's a lot wider. The only issue with the set up is that it's narrow (and too long but nothing a sharp knife can't fix). The mud flap is pretty cheap so, no big deal to chop it up.
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  3. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I wonder if somebody with machining skills could make a bracket for this flap which could make use of these bolt points for a cross bar. Not that zip ties are bad, but they aren't exactly high strength.
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  4. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    The original idea to use 625/640 mudflap was from @Lill-Erik and if I recall right he recently bolted it higher into airbox (dirty side).. You can make more clearance by swapping rear axle supports but might need longer chain depending on gearing. Do not tighten your chain too much.

    Remember that plastic mudflaps eat aluminum - check the position and add something between to prevent wearing out shock bottom.
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  5. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I wonder if using heavy rubber like a hunk of truck mudflap would be better?
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  6. Lill-Erik

    Lill-Erik Adventurer

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    Here it is

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  7. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I'm hoping to see some kind of aftermarket kit. Having such a mod built in to the Rottweiler airbox is nice, but not everyone will buy a new airbox. There are a lot of bolts down there, including the unused holes for the OEM 'mud guard' (more like mud STORAGE) which could attach to some kind of bracket, perhaps. I would prefer to avoid putting holes in my air box, personally.

    I think this is a pretty significant aftermarket need for this bike, as the OEM mud storage is very annoying to dig out.

    Here we are after coming out of the mud road, before cleaning...
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    And after cleaning...
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    It was jammed up so bad that my dad (on the 690) said he could smell my tire from 50 yards back.

    Edit: Corrected reference to wrong vendor for airbox in development at Rottweiler.
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  8. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    Wait...BDCW has an AM Airbox for the 790?
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  9. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    Edited out bad info. To my knowledge BDCW is not working on an airbox. I have no authoritative information on the matter.
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  10. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    Does anybody have a good source for the mud flap? Searching around I see the part at several online vendors, price+shipping they're all right at $24-25.
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  11. kubcat

    kubcat Riding is Eudaemonic Supporter

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    BDCW or Rottweiler? or BOTH!?
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  12. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    It is entirely possible that I have confused the two. Checking on it, I see that Rottweiler Performance are working on getting an airbox to market. My apologies for the mistake there.
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    2whlin Been here awhile

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  14. 2whlin

    2whlin Been here awhile

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    boggles my mind KTM would put such mud flap on this bike.
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  15. Fabricator

    Fabricator Hello Moto Supporter

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    Weird... I cut and paste the P/N shown in post #2 and found it at MotoSport and was able to place an order... I got the last one?

    Guess we'll see what shows up in the box... :D
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  16. kman311

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    I have been experimenting with a mount for this mud flap. Unfortunately it still rubs a little on the tire. At least it did on the new set of Mitas that I installed.
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  17. jaumev

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    I have thsi part from Twalcom.
    Easy to fix and works great 20200710_195951.jpg
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    jaumev Long timer

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    Another view 20200709_122514.jpg 20200709_130001.jpg
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  19. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I've been waiting for somebody to put out a bracket like that!

    With the information you provided, I searched it up at http://www.twalcom.com/shop/product.php?ID=2499

    € 73,08 ($85.86 USD)

    I tried to sign up for an account to check on shipping, but it doesn't seem to allow registrations from United States.
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  20. ramirin

    ramirin Ready to push

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    Runs just fine with two zipties which also work as fuse if you fill it up and easy to replace.. If there only was anodized orange zipties available :lol3
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