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front fender extender instal question

How many of you used the supplied screws to instal the fender extender? I was almost thinking you just used the adhesive tape that comes on the extender.
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I did. I also used some plastic weld I had. I ride in cold and hot temps rain or shine and I didn't want the Fender Extender flying off. Don't really notice the screws. Protects the Radiator as Advertised!
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I fitted mine with supplied glue strips and added Bison glue for good measure.
Few hundred KMs later, I think I'm going to put some screws with nuts after all.
It's really not that noticeable with 3 screws at the bottom.
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I sanded the under side of the fender and used ABS cement and clamps ,works great . no problems . ride safe

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You could also use some 5 minute epoxy or, if you are careful, PVC pipe glue, you know the purple stuff probably a little messy

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I used both the tape that is already attached and the screws. Installed screws in place that matched the picture on the pamphlet that came with it for thier other products. 3600 miles still tight,radiator clean.


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I threw away the adhesive tape and used 30-minute epoxy - after cleaning the underside of the fender. I taped it in place until the epoxy hardened. Some good clamps would have helped.
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Used epoxy

17,000 miles later, it's still holding up good and that's saying something, considering how often it got snagged behind the Happy Trails bash plate.


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clamped them together till the cement setup. my bad sorry

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After bonding it in place with the tape, I permanently secured the Fenda Extenda using a hot glue gun and heavy duty glue sticks, melting and blending both parts together. I also 'welded' it at the screw holes, while feeling for excess heat on the painted side to prevent damaging or warping it.

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I removed the tape, scuffed both surfaces with sandpaper and used marine grade epoxy, no screws.



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You see I went back and sought out this thread. I today received a new fenda extenda.
This thread gives input regarding the screws vs adhesive vs combo question. Now to do a good job I want to remove my front fender. I would prefer to cut the three brake line holders and replace with new ones. I don't like the idea of pulling the current ones out. If I did their future holding ability would be degraded. I assume many would just reuse the old ones. I can't find the part in the OEM drawings at Bike Bandit. If I can get news ones for 10$+- I'll use new ones. Anyone found them? Can you point me in the right direction? Could there be a "trick" to removing the current ones without damaging the barbs on the inserts?

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I think you want this page: http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/41049

Part # 92171 or maybe Part # 92170 or both.

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You see I went back and sought out this thread. I today received a new fenda extenda.
This thread gives input regarding the screws vs adhesive vs combo question. Now to do a good job I want to remove my front fender. I would prefer to cut the three brake line holders and replace with new ones. I don't like the idea of pulling the current ones out. If I did their future holding ability would be degraded. I assume many would just reuse the old ones. I can't find the part in the OEM drawings at Bike Bandit. If I can get news ones for 10$+- I'll use new ones. Anyone found them? Can you point me in the right direction? Could there be a "trick" to removing the current ones without damaging the barbs on the inserts?
No need to remove the fender or use the screws. I have installed several fender extenders without losing one or having one loosen using the below method.

Purchase a roll of Scotch brand (3M product) permanent outdoor mounting tape and install on the extender in the areas where there is no tape from the factory.
Clean the mounting surface of the fender and install.
The extender can be removed if you ever choose to, but is very secure.
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That be it.
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I think you want this page: http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...semblies/41049

Part # 92171 or maybe Part # 92170 or both.

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Thank you for your response. Have not decided which method I'll use.
Seems about a finger's worth of clearance from fender to tire to work with, for cleaning.

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Just looked up that product that certainly appears to be able to do the job.
http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Permanent-Outdoor-Mounting-4011-LONG/dp/B000BL5INM


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No need to remove the fender or use the screws. I have installed several fender extenders without losing one or having one loosen using the below method.

Purchase a roll of Scotch brand (3M product) permanent outdoor mounting tape and install on the extender in the areas where there is no tape from the factory.
Clean the mounting surface of the fender and install.
The extender can be removed if you ever choose to, but is very secure.

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Thank you for your response. Have not decided which method I'll use.
Seems about a finger's worth of clearance from fender to tire to work with, for cleaning.

P.S.
Just looked up that product that certainly appears to be able to do the job.
Scotch brand (3M product) permanent outdoor mounting tape




I tried several different tapes. Poor results with all the wet riding i do. Didn't want to use the screws. Took off fender scuffed up Fender Extenda and Fenders contact area used Gorilla Glue Epoxy Kit and clamped overnight. No issues at all anymore. Much cleaner look than using the screws and its not going anywhere.

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I used 2 of the screws supplied. Would have added a 3rd but couldnt fit the drill in place w/o removing the fender. Noticed they extend very close to the tire so backed out and added a couple washers on each. Seems to work fine.

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Im glad this was brought back up. I still haven't installed my extender. These new tips will help, and give me something to do while waiting for the snow to stop!
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