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What is the best "way or glue to use for front fender extender??"

Had to order FE because dirt all the way to the radiator! If possible to glue that would be awesome, but don't want it to fall off? Any suggestions? Anyone use 100% silicone?





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I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy for mine Fenda Extnda when i first got it in early 2010 and i just replaced the front fender a couple of weeks ago and used Gorilla Glue Epoxy putting the Fenda Extnda on the new fender. You can get it at Wal-Mart for less than $5.00/ BTW was able to get the FE off the old fender without doing any damage to the Fender or FE. I rode in all kinds of weather lots of heavy rain.It held up to a front end crash never any problems with it.

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I glued one on a few years ago with black ABS cement. It was awesome, no issues.

Recently tried to use a colorless ABS cement for the Versys one... didn't work... seems as though that stuff sets up in like a second. Not enough time to apply to both pieces and stick them together...

So decided to use 3M trim tape. Inch wide and about 4 strips down the length of the extenda. It's suppose to have a chemical bond that fully cures in 48 hrs. It seems to be on exceptionally well. This tape can be bought at auto parts stores and is red on one side and gray on the other.

definitely like having the fenda extenda
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There is a lot of discussion of various methods < here >, to assist in making a decision.

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I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy for mine Fenda Extnda when i first got it in early 2010 and i just replaced the front fender a couple of weeks ago and used Gorilla Glue Epoxy putting the Fenda Extnda on the new fender. You can get it at Wal-Mart for less than $5.00/ BTW was able to get the FE off the old fender without doing any damage to the Fender or FE. I rode in all kinds of weather lots of heavy rain.It held up to a front end crash never any problems with it.
Awesome! Thanks for the imput! I'll try it!

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I glued one on a few years ago with black ABS cement. It was awesome, no issues.

Recently tried to use a colorless ABS cement for the Versys one... didn't work... seems as though that stuff sets up in like a second. Not enough time to apply to both pieces and stick them together...

So decided to use 3M trim tape. Inch wide and about 4 strips down the length of the extenda. It's suppose to have a chemical bond that fully cures in 48 hrs. It seems to be on exceptionally well. This tape can be bought at auto parts stores and is red on one side and gray on the other.

definitely like having the fenda extenda
Thanks! I'm not sure about tape. I'll have a look at that kind of tape.

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There is a lot of discussion of various methods < here >, to assist in making a decision.
Thanks cmoreride already read that. Wanted ideas from the ones that didn't fall off. And there were some that fell off! I really don't want to bolt it on. Thanks again!





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i used 3 strips of 3m 2 sided tape (10lbs.)been there close to 6k miles, don't think it's goin anywhere
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I riveted my front fender extender. This way come rain or shine I know it will stick on. I have my doubts about glues and stuff because this extender is exposed to wet and dirt all the time. Fear it wont last long and one day come off..worse still if still riding......
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I like using aluminum pop rivets to fasten my license plate. Lightweight, low profile, and secure (hard to steal).

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invader..+1....yeah....... Lots of itchy fingers out there....
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I used a marine grade epoxy, no screws. 12k miles and everything is still ok


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i used 3 strips of 3m 2 sided tape (10lbs.)been there close to 6k miles, don't think it's goin anywhere
Same here....3M mounting tape....its not going anywhere no screws or rivets through the fender and no need to pull the fender to install...

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I used the supplied screws when I installed one on my ST1300. No issues going on 10 years, although if I had it to do again I wouldn't use the screws.

I used 3M double stick tape on the Versys. No issues going on 4 years and no screws.


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i used heavy duty velcro, the gray in color type, it's been in place since 08' no issues
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Mine was aluminium pop riveted. Done by the people in the shop.

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I nylock nut and bolted mine. I used one hole left over from dual brake lines and had to drill one. My belief is that the chance the glue or tape comes loose and the extenda jams up under the fender and may cut the tire. Won't happen with nylock nuts and bolts (and you don't notice it). I'm sure some would disagree but I does like my piece o mind.
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i used 3 strips of 3m 2 sided tape (10lbs.)been there close to 6k miles, don't think it's goin anywhere
Ditto here. I used the "heavy-duty" 3M tape and it has been on there for about 5k miles. I check it when I hose the bike down ( usually once a month ) and it hasn't budged. There was something innately wrong ( atleast in my mind ) about putting screws through the fender to fasten it. It would have looked ugly and it would have been a permanent solution for a farkle that, for whatever reason, I might want to remove at a later date ( perhaps, when I upgrade to a newer Versys? ).

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3M tape seems to work for my DIY Fender Extender. Used normal DoubleSided tape but within a few hours, it came off. F.E seems to be sticking well after about 16 hours and 40 mins of riding. Hope it stays that way.

Pics with F.E with normal tape. They have been re-taped with 3M.




Made with these stuff. Use 3M Tape now instead of the one in the pics.

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I get a kick out of this. Nobody wants to put a couple of tiny screws in their fender to secure something that could tear up their tire at speed because of the way it looks yet they will bolt on those fugly crash bars and claim they look cool. LOL.
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I get a kick out of this. Nobody wants to put a couple of tiny screws in their fender to secure something that could tear up their tire at speed because of the way it looks yet they will bolt on those fugly crash bars and claim they look cool. LOL.
Bolt on the crash bars.....you mean there's a way to 3M tape it to the bike ?

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