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Dirt Bike style front fender

Does anyone know of a bracket that we can mount on the Versys to allow a dirt bike front fender (see below)? I thought the bottom tripe was drilled and tapped on the bottom but its not. A thin fork brace type mount would work (Speedy you reading this?) that was drilled and tapped.


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Keep in mind you have to find a way to protect the fork legs if you remove the stock fender. It looks good though.
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Keep in mind you have to find a way to protect the fork legs if you remove the stock fender. It looks good though.
Yeap thats the easy part.

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i guess that's a husqvarna sm 610 front end

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Take a look at the front fender on the '09 Motard 250 Kawasaki .It's black so it goes with any color and it's for a 17'' wheel so the proportion is right . I'm thinkin' about putting that on my Green V.
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Thats a decent looking one for sure. I have found several I would like to check out but the issue we have is the bottom of our tripleclamps are not drilled and tapped for the bolts that hold the fenders on like on a dirt bike.

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You'll hafta come up with a wrap around or clamp on bracket.
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Was curious if the brake lines will be an issue? There is a crossover feed from one side to the other...

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I'd be inclined to chop the front half of a used front fender and paint it flat black.
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Looks like yes. I had the same issue with my V-strom and replaced the front lines with a braided-steel kit that uses two separate lines from the master cylinder, one to each side, eliminating the cross-over tube.

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Was curious if the brake lines will be an issue? There is a crossover feed from one side to the other...

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high fender fitment

clearly the challenge here is in dealing with the routing of the dual brake cables. Speedy - can you come up with one of your slick solutions?
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Ummm... get a twin set of stainless steel lines from the master cyl? I mean if you're already modding the front...

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... but the issue we have is the bottom of our tripleclamps are not drilled and tapped for the bolts that hold the fenders on like on a dirt bike.
Drill 'em and tap 'em. They are only cast aluminum, so a few minutes with a hand drill and a tap would make quick work. Or scrap the tap all together and drill clearance holes for a nice stainless steel button head hex bolt. Use a couple of nylon locking nuts to hold everything tight and fender washers to distribute the load.

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