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Wondering if anyone on the site has moved the fender up from the wheel dirt bike style? Found this online and it got me thinking.
 

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Wondering if anyone on the site has moved the fender up from the wheel dirt bike style? Found this online and it got me thinking.
I am interested in doing the same thing but have yet to find a fender that looks like it could be modified, and I have several.
 

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Wondering if anyone on the site has moved the fender up from the wheel dirt bike style? Found this online and it got me thinking.
I have three universal plastic dirt bike fenders. They are late 60s vintage and they are silver color that looks real good on the old Yamahas. They were never used, so they are in perfect condition. (Shown on my 360 in the thumbnail) My plan was to cut a small triangle notch into the sides of the fender so that I can bend/kink the rear of the fender to replicate that exact shape in the photo you had attached. I believe the notch could then be melted together almost like a plastic weld. The trailing end of the fender can be shortened as needed and the aluminum fender brace can be bent/shaped to hold the modification in place. Maybe I will do it over the winter months.
 

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Sweet bike first of all. I also like your idea. For some reason I hadn't considered going to a plastic fender, but that would definitely be the way to do this. I'm gonna keep my eye out for some appropriate dirt bike fenders and see what I can do.
 

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Wondering if anyone on the site has moved the fender up from the wheel dirt bike style? Found this online and it got me thinking.
The thing about that stubby little fender (besides looking odd) is that it does not do what the engine needs the fender to do, keep the fins on the front cyl clean, and it allows a direct major spray of water to douse them when riding in rain or through puddles. That’s not a particularly good thing on an air cooled engine.
 

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The thing about that stubby little fender (besides looking odd) is that it does not do what the engine needs the fender to do, keep the fins on the front cyl clean, and it allows a direct major spray of water to douse them when riding in rain or through puddles. That’s not a particularly good thing on an air cooled engine.
Someone forgot to tell this guy.

Anyone?
 

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I'm curious to where all that water goes or how much deflection the front/rear fenders really provide. I get the feeling that all of the water from the front tire is ending up on my shoes regardless, and the bottom side of my rear looks relatively clean.
 

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I run no front fender, love the look of it, flat track style, but when it rains its like someone holding a garden hose on your face.
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Acerbis universal fender maybe? Had one on my CX Street Scrambler for a while. Later I went to wire wheels and fabricated a bracket for a metal fender that hugs the tire like a fender should.

Charles.
 

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