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Old 12-03-2012, 01:47 PM
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Default Raising front fender for Shinko 705s

How many inches has everyone raised their fender to fit a 130/80 Shinko 705? Working out possible clearance issues on my Ninja 650R.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:30 PM
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smash, have you already bought the 130/80 shinko front?
if so, then disregard...
if not, then i would highly suggest getting the 120/90 size, either shinko or hedenaui scout k60

btw, i lifted mine about 2 inchs...i just made a plate, drilled holes where the stock screws went, used the stock screws to hold the plates on, then drilled holes where I wanted the fender holes to be...donzo
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:03 PM
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Raised mine 1.5" (HALF the distance between screws) which gives about .75" clearance from the tire. Try "Search" because I posted it.
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http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:51 PM
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Bamf - thanks for the measurement! I have not purchased the tires yet, won't be doing so until after the Moonshine Lunch Run in April. I haven't read about using the other size. Time do some searching unless you'd like to fill me in.

Fasteddie - my apologies, I know how irritating new folks to a forum can be sometimes. I did search and have done a lot of reading. Both here and on ADVrider. I'm sorry I misses your thread. Thanks for posting here!

Now to secure my front tire and get out some ratchet straps. Gotta find out how far those forks compress....
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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My 705 shinko. Broke my front brake line, bend the fork, and destroy the brake! Here a Photo.. And Shinko never answer to my complaint!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 PM
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Sorry to hear that Laser!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:41 AM
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Bamf - found your thread, reading up now. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:00 PM
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The cross over brake line is too short imho for a larger tire hence Laser's troubles. My solution was an Acerbis supermoto fender $25, some SS brake lines $20 and home made fork guards $0. I don't have the 705's on in these pics but they're there now. We'll see how it goes.
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My 705 shinko. Broke my front brake line, bend the fork, and destroy the brake! Here a Photo.. And Shinko never answer to my complaint!!
Sorry for your wrecked stuff from the 705s. I wrote up a long time ago (as did others) about tread separations on that tire, and recommend NOT to use them! Without being able to give tire temps, I CAN say that the 705s I had got EXTREMELY HOT during normal rides, which I'm sure causes the separations.

I had incipient separations (incipient because I took them off and 'garbage-canned' them!), while a friend on a 1200GS had chunks of tread separate just as you did.

To repeat: I would NOT run Shinko 705s again, even if they were FREE!

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http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

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Here's the link to my thread about raising the fender:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...g+front+fender
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:18 AM
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Hey Cuff, I really like the supermoto fenders but don't have enough room to mount one on the Ninja due to the fairing. I must ask, where did you find SS lines for $20??

Thanks for the link fasteddie!
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A hydraulic shop can make them for you way ceaper than buying moto specific ones. I bought ones special for the V before looking into the other route.

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Thanks Hawk!
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Hey Cuff, I really like the supermoto fenders but don't have enough room to mount one on the Ninja due to the fairing. I must ask, where did you find SS lines for $20??

Thanks for the link fasteddie!

Hey Smash,

Hawkshot is right, you can have a shop make them pretty cheap. I went the other way though. My local shop's parts guy and I have become decent friends and he let me dig through a box of SS brake lines he had in the back. Older bike specific ones but I found three that fit just right. Rear has one as well.
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Thanks for the tip, never would've thought of that.
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