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    High Mounted Stock Fender - On The Cheap

    Afternoon,

    I decided to see if the stock fender could be zip-tied in place (Admiral's idea ) without cutting, drilling or modifying the parts in any way. Using the factory holes in the fender I attached 2 per side around the tree and 1 per side in a front to back configuration.

    The fender does not move at all on the highway, 90 km/h into the wind. As well, I dumped the bike after a water-crossing and the fender was OK.

    I carry a bunch of zip-ties with me anyways, so a spare is always on hand.

    If I feel a need to "upgrade", I'll use stainless steel zip-ties. Rather than having dissimilar metals touching, I would run the tie through some 1/4" or 5/16" fuel line, which should absorb vibrations, prevent the tie from chaffing the tree, and corrosion.

    I'll try and get some pics later, but it only took about 5-10 minutes of farting around.

    Total cost - Free Dollars and 99 cents

    If one were to modify the fender (ie - better hole placement), it would be even easier, I suppose.
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    You can drill holes under the fender bracket to help you mount it.
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    No one else would know its there, but I would. I know its silly.

    I'd rather keep the factory parts as is, in case I decide to sell the bike. I'm not planning on selling, but you never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDoubleUTwoHundred View Post
    No one else would know its there, but I would. I know its silly.

    I'd rather keep the factory parts as is, in case I decide to sell the bike. I'm not planning on selling, but you never know.
    Thats why under the bracket is good. You can always put the bracket back on and install it like factory. No one would even know the holes are there besides you.
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    The stainless steel zip ties can cut through plastic fender so the idea of running ties through some sacrificial fuel line is a good one.
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    Maybe some type of flexible polyurethane would be more durable? Not sure really, so many new products on the market these days. I can't remember the name, but its the kind of plastic they make cutting boards, snow shovels (expensive ones), etc. with. Super durable stuff. Just bouncing ideas.
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    HDPE = high density polyethylene perhaps?.
    Makes for a good project material and is available in many thicknesses and colors. Moldable with a heat gun. Easiest to get as a cutting board from local big box store.
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