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PostSubject: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:51 pm

I've decided to fit a front fender extender
Pyramid Plastics make a unit for UK19.52p  which is good value.
However when I went to order one they specified a further UK82.00 additional freight cost !

It occurred to me that maybe Ebay UK had some more sensible alternatives.
They do. The Pyramid Plastics part with UK15.00  freight.

I chose a carbon fibre alternative which was only marginally more expensive from Bluebird engineering.
All up cost UK64.27p.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:16 am

they do keep road crap off the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:15 pm

Although I'd paid for the component Bluebird engineering wrote that they could do a better deal.

I cancelled the first order and reordered from the link they sent. The cost went down from NZ$ 122.98
to NZ$ 62.63
It's on it's way and not expected until late November but so far these guys seem outstanding
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:33 pm

You did better than me, I paid US$51.85 for mine. It arrived yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:50 pm

This turned up today.
Really good quality. Excellent value.

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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:11 pm

I attached mine with some strong double sided tape.  It failed the first time, I was lucky to rescue it.

Tried again with clamps to hold it in place for a day or so, seems to be holding now.

Yes, I purchased the carbon fibre version too.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:24 pm

I'm in the process of fitting it. I will sand the surface to bond to give it adhesion.
I'll use Sikaflex 291 to bond it and fibreglass tape the inner edges from the component to the mudguard.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:02 am

I installed a carbon fiber extender to the front fender too. I just used clear RTV for the install, per instructions. I figured it RTV is good enough to hold aircraft cargo door seals on it should be OK for a fender extender.

Seems to be hanging in there some five years later.
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:17 pm


I have one on my GRiSO. Used the glue supplied. Been there for at least eight years. Adhesion has been a non-issue.

That said, I am not especially convinced that it does anything ... except not fall off. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:33 pm

Where I'm at with the carbon extension.
Scuffed up ready for Sikafex, Sikaflex on and masking removed.

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Carbon taping on the inside and the final product before tidying up and fitting

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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:36 am

Very nice job. How long did that take to prepare the fender and fix the extender ?
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:27 am

For the Sikaflex about 20 minutes and about the same for the carbon taping but that was the next morning after letting the sikaflex cure.

I'm not quite sure where the idea of shortening the front mudguards comes from but it results in road debris and water being thrown onto the motor and doesn't look right.

It was the reason that the original motor on my Cagiva Elefant was wrecked.
It came from England and salt spray had welded the studs to the cylinder on the horizontal cylinder.

The mudguard in place.

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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:02 pm

Nicely done, Evans!
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PostSubject: Re: Front fender extender   Front fender extender Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:56 pm

3 rivets makes it fail safe.

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