Mudflap Mod

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

  1. jaumev

    jaumev Long timer

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    Strange...I think they sell worldwide.
    I will ask them
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  2. ynnck

    ynnck Been here awhile

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    How are these mudflaps holding up & how clean does the shock stay?
    The Twalcom version looks quite a bit narrower than the 640 DIY version.
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  3. Lill-Erik

    Lill-Erik Adventurer

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    Since i have put on a longer chain to move the rear wheel further back i have no issues with tyre rub on the mudflap. And the shock stays very clean. And no mud clogs yet.
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  4. TWG1

    TWG1 Been here awhile

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    I was looking at this and wondered if it was possible to bond a piece of rubber on the back of the twalcom one to add protection.
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  5. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    Could you tell us more about the tire rubbing issue?
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  6. Lill-Erik

    Lill-Erik Adventurer

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    Well its simple. If you have the tire to far forward you will rub the mudguard and it wont last as long.
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  7. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    This happens with stock gearing and chain length? At what point in the suspension stroke? Rubs a little or hammers it?
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  8. Brilloman

    Brilloman Been here awhile

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    Did we ever figure out if twalcom ships to the US?
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  9. ynnck

    ynnck Been here awhile

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    How do you like the width of the Twalcom flap? Does it rub on the swingarm or shock?
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  10. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Here is my $30 DIY version:


    Used a small piece of Kydex and the OEM hugger mounting points to mount the anti-rubbing protection. 20210206_124219.jpg




    Made a simple metal bracket to mount the KTM 640 Adv mud flap:


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    I sandwiched it between the fender and the metal cross bar:

    Yea, yea. I know I need to source a second fender washer for the flap!

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    I'm getting pretty decent clearance out of it:

    20210206_125752.jpg
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  11. t3scn

    t3scn Adventurer

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    What’s the black cover you have on the shock there? Doesn’t look like a sock..
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  12. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    thats oem on the 790’s.
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  13. t3scn

    t3scn Adventurer

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    may, interesting. I wonder it it will fit my 790 Rally :hmmmmm
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  14. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Will not fit the rally ,there is no screw hole on the pro shock for it to fit to
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  15. t3scn

    t3scn Adventurer

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    Thanks, I looked at the KTM schematic and thought that would be the case. Although I wondered if modifying it might work too.
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  16. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Well, that was a failure!

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    Looks like i focused on lower end clearance and didnt properly calculate upper clearance.
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  17. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    LOL ..... A++++ for effort
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  18. Crashthings

    Crashthings Been here awhile

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    That is not a failure, it was a test, a lesson you learned from.
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  19. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    120 link chain - problem solved.
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  20. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    Running a 15T front so I did gain a bit of clearance.
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