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I saw someone comment on another bike and thought nothing of it until yesterday. I unwrapped the beast from hibernation, went about my business in the garage and on the way out caught a glimpse of my front fender. Yep, backwards. I guess I have a project for next weekend now.
 

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My front fender was installed backwards from the factory when I bought it. I told the Yamaha salesperson that it looked to be installed backwards and he told me,"I've seen so many factory bikes and I assure you 100% this is not backwards!" As soon as I got home I took it off (you have to take the front wheel off so the bolts holding the fender in have room to become fully unseated) and reattached it correctly. It looks sooo much better! I'm amazed at how many times this has happened to folks who bought a SCR..
 

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My front fender was installed backwards from the factory when I bought it. I told the Yamaha salesperson that it looked to be installed backwards and he told me,"I've seen so many factory bikes and I assure you 100% this is not backwards!" As soon as I got home I took it off (you have to take the front wheel off so the bolts holding the fender in have room to become fully unseated) and reattached it correctly. It looks sooo much better! I'm amazed at how many times this has happened to folks who bought a SCR..
In my case I think it was probably my fault. I took the fenders off to paint them. The rear is an obvious one way fit. Apparently the front fits both ways. My major source of irritation is knowing I have to take the front wheel and brake off. Ah well, lesson learned. Pay attention when you take something apart
 

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In my case I think it was probably my fault. I took the fenders off to paint them. The rear is an obvious one way fit. Apparently the front fits both ways. My major source of irritation is knowing I have to take the front wheel and brake off. Ah well, lesson learned. Pay attention when you take something apart
I think there was a previous post where someone was able to remove and reinstall their front fender by simply letting the air out of the front tire and squeezing the tire to gain access for removing the screws.
 

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I think there was a previous post where someone was able to remove and reinstall their front fender by simply letting the air out of the front tire and squeezing the tire to gain access for removing the screws.
Thanks for the tip Schu. I'll take a loot at it on the weekend. If it's a simple fix, I'll do it but if I need 7 hands to hold everything in place, I'll go the long route and take the wheel off. I'm paranoid about Murphy's law and dings n dents that could have been avoided.
 

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I think there was a previous post where someone was able to remove and reinstall their front fender by simply letting the air out of the front tire and squeezing the tire to gain access for removing the screws.
I tried that, but the knobby tires I have made that impossible. They were also brand new, which didn't help..
 

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I'm back in business! Fender is as it should be. Removed the wheel to be on the safe side. 10 minute job. Now putting on some OEM crash bars, that was a different story...grind cut bend paint as mentioned by CC.
 

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I'm back in business! Fender is as it should be. Removed the wheel to be on the safe side. 10 minute job. Now putting on some OEM crash bars, that was a different story...grind cut bend paint as mentioned by CC.
Pictures please. I am curious why there is so much fabrication with an OEM part
 

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hopefully this link works OEM Bolt crash bars on SCR950?

If is doesn't, just search Crash bars and look for the post by Chopper Charles. He has some good pics there.

I'm assuming the issue is that they made the bars for the Bolt but didn't take into consideration the different foot peg configuration....or they just figured people would slap it on and be happy with "good enough"
 
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