Very much needed when riding on a gravel road, after a rain. Keeps the bike and the rider cleaner.
looks great and does the job it is designed to do. However, it is not indestructible. Mine broke off following a blow from a chunk of thread from a truck tire separating in front of me.I have the short one I used first, but now have no screws to use to attach it to the front fender.
I'm adding my experience to a long list of others who have added the fender extension, only to find that it caused the fender to crack. Some have noted on F6B forums that it damaged the brake/fork leg covers as well, which happened in my case too, but can't understand why the extension would cause that. The total for the replacement parts is close to $300.00, plus the fifty bucks to toss the extension in the trash, thank you very much...
Put this on to keep rocks and dirt off the front engine cover and the floorboards on my CSC Trike. As was the case with others the leverage and possibly running over a piece of wood on the hiway it broke the rear half of my front fender where it attaches to the forks. $250 later I now have a short extension (old age has added to that!) and will not reinstall the long extension. Good idea as noted before but too expensive replacing rear half of front fender
Installed on an '08 in the evening by the next morning my fender was showing cracks at all attachment points. New fender half as a result. Make my living as a journeyman millwright so not an issue of a bad install. No more Show Chrome parts will be ordered by me.
Recently installed one of these on my 09 Wing and after about a month while cleaning the bike after a ride in the rain I notice the rear fender was cracked. I had read a few reviews and some folks wrote about the cracking issue and I installed it anyway, $180 later I will not put it back on. It mounts on the inside and reduces the clearance between the tire and fender and a small rock sticking to the tire will hang up cause the fender to crack.
Stay with one that mounts on the outside of the fender.
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