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Old 06-06-2017, 09:26 AM   #406
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Nice! No more worrying about pinch flats.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:20 PM   #407
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So the front fender on this has always bothered me. A, it looks like it is straight from an 80's bike and B, it casts a huge shadow from the headlight because of the angle on it (and causes glare in my face). B is a little more of an issue that A


Been playing with various fenders

Stock. You can see the issue with the shape in that it comes up at an angle then curves down. This blocks a fair bit of light.




09+ KX-F. Pretty much the same problem.



10+ YZ-F. Again, same issue. (old pic)




What I needed is a fender that has a step from where it bolts to the triple vs just being flat like these are.

The 2 fenders I worked down to were 10+ RMZ or 10-13 CRF. I actually found a pic of someone with the CRF fender and it looked to accomplish what I wanted and fit decently with the headlight.

And here it is. Had to drill new holes and trim about 1.5" off the back + a washer on the rear bolts to clear my rad guards.






I almost ordered black and was going to go all black on the plastics, but nobody in the US has them in stock. A seller in Oz has them but it adds about $75 to the price because of shipping. I can get the all white or red/white kit here for the same cost minus the extra shipping (the kits are $125)
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:32 PM   #408
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The club I'm in assists with a horse enduro twice a year. This was the 100 mile event. We do most of the marking/clearing the trail and running point ahead of the horses on race day to make sure everything is still ok and to hang 500+ glow sticks on the last 1/3 of the trail so the riders who are out after dark can still find their way. They have 24 hours to finish the 100 miles.

6 of us left out at 5:15 am and returned to camp at 7 pm. About 90 miles on Saturday on top of the 100 miles we did Friday. Plus the 85 miles we did the previous weekend.




Some video from when we first set out. I like riding in the dark



On the less fun side of things, myself and the other Joe (both bikes in the above pic) shared 5 flat tires in 2 days. Those trails are rough and not open to motorized traffic except by permit for this event so the rocks are extra pointy. I had 3 punctures (tubliss) and the other guy pinched 2 tubes. I didn't want to waste fresh tires on this stuff so didn't have my mousse'd wheels on the bike.
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