TW200 Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Good Day,

I'm looking to change out the front fender on my 2017 (Mineral Blue / Navy) for a high mounted one. What I'm not sure of, is which colour should I go with? The typical Yamaha royal blue, just doesn't match up.

That narrows the choice down to black and white. So, if anyone has a 2016/2017 with a high mounted fender, could you please post some pics of your bike?

Also, I noticed there are a few other supermoto fenders on the market. Cycra, UFO, Acerbis all have universal supermoto fenders. If anyone has pics of their mounted UFO or Cycra, please post them. Any year or colour is fine, I would just like to see which shape I prefer. Oh yeah, custom ones would be welcomed too.


Have a good one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Make a bracket for the triple tree its not hard and mount your stock fender high.
I want to keep the Yamaha fender and bracket unmodified, so if I change my mind I can easily go back to stock form. There doesn't appear to be many used 2016/2017 plastics for sale, and brand new is too pricey. Worse case scenario, I lose $30 on a Supermoto fender.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
I want to keep the Yamaha fender and bracket unmodified, so if I change my mind I can easily go back to stock form. There doesn't appear to be many used 2016/2017 plastics for sale, and brand new is too pricey. Worse case scenario, I lose $30 on a Supermoto fender.
You remove the stock bracket and drill four holes in the top of the stock fender. If you want to change back to stock look, just reinstall the stock bracket and put back. The stock bracket will even cover up the holes you drilled.

DSC_0344.JPG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Longer fender brace bolts spacers to your liking and you have a "high fender" that won't load up with mud. Pics included.


Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
333 Posts
Longer fender brace bolts spacers to your liking and you have a "high fender" that won't load up with mud. Pics included.


Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
You haven't had any problems with that fender hitting the triple clamps when the front forks bottom out?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
830 Posts
I have the raised fender also. You can raise 1 inch without smacking at bottoming out. It was 14 of the stainless quarter inch washers I bought.
Much better mud management, have not fully glopped yet and this was a muddy winter fer sure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Nope, my forks don't bottom out, but the original setup would load up with mud. The knobby on front is taller than the DeathWing so needs a bit more clearance. All 3 of my TWs ended up with this mod so pretty happy with looks and functionality.

Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Besides, I really think the Dork Front Fender might be "okay" (just barely) on a DRz or BMW, but just looks stupid on a TW.

Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,391 Posts
9 posts and no aftermarket fender pictures yet? That is not helpful to the Original Poster. Here are two of mine :
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,324 Posts
High mount fender on the Bee.


High mount fender on Scooby.


For me this is why I "need" the high mount fender. Might get caught in a rainstorm making dirt into gumbo mud. Mud might clog the fender causing you to end up in a roadside ditch.


Not high mount fender. The tire was stuck and just sliding in spots.


Mud might clog the fender causing you to end up in a roadside ditch. You don't want to end up in a roadside ditch...or cleaning out your front fender for hours on end just to keep moving.


But the main reason to have a high mount fender is cause your dogs love'em.:p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Cool pictures, thank you.

The spacers looks like a nice, almost free mod, but I have a lot of mud where I live. So, I think the high mounted aftermarket is the safest bet.

I'm thinking maybe I'll buy a fender that has the general shape I want, and then cut, file and polish it to what I figure looks best.

Would anyone have any tips for doing this, or any recommended tools, etc?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,391 Posts
Both of mine benefited from wedges that tip the fender up in thefront. This helps prevent rear of aftermarket fender from impacting TW's frame.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,349 Posts
9 posts and no aftermarket fender pictures yet? That is not helpful to the Original Poster. Here are two of mine :
two modified t-dubs... show off! ;)

I have never seen a bike having the caliper located at the front of the fork boot!
that's a mr. gizmow super-special modified 35mm Tri-Z fork front end.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,349 Posts
same fender as many, good looks, great clearance, and helps when the terra firma turns into terra gumbo.

my tw200 metcalf.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Both of mine benefited from wedges that tip the fender up in thefront. This helps prevent rear of aftermarket fender from impacting TW's frame.
I was poking around in my bits and pieces bin, and I found some unused aluminum leaf spring shims. I don't have the sumo fender yet, but I think it might work. Being aluminum, it should be easy enough to shape and fit.

What do you think?
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top