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Offline Trom100

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Front mudguard extender
« on: March 02, 2014, 08:17:26 pm »
Just a heads up to fellow Trophites.  Washing the bike yesterday I found that two of the four plastic bolts which hold the front mudguard extender in place had sheared. 

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 08:30:32 pm »
Thanks Trom I'll keep my eye out for that if I wash my bike
 
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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 09:19:30 pm »
*Originally Posted by Trom100 [+]
Just a heads up to fellow Trophites.  Washing the bike yesterday I found that two of the four plastic bolts which hold the front mudguard extender in place had sheared.

My front mudguard extender was supplied with plastic rivets.  Is yours actually attached with bolts (ie. threaded fasteners) or am I just splitting hairs here?  If some non-standard fastener was used, that may account for their failure.

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 09:57:47 pm »
You are right they were plastic rivets. My mechanical skills are somewhat less than an Inuits understanding of camel riding!

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 02:44:45 am »
I intended no affront to your mechanical aptitude, Trom100; just wanted to clarify if this is a problem to be watched.  Hopefully, it's a one time failure.

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 03:54:28 am »
Those plastic rivets are not the most trustworthy fasteners, especially in that type of application. I put more faith in 3M two sided molding tape. This stuff has tenacious holding power.

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 02:36:13 pm »
Another great idea, wish I'd thought of that when I installed mine last week!

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Re: Front mudguard extender
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 02:54:36 pm »
*Originally Posted by NavyDad [+]
Those plastic rivets are not the most trustworthy fasteners, especially in that type of application. I put more faith in 3M two sided molding tape. This stuff has tenacious holding power.

That is what I did with my rear fender extender.  I did not drill any additional holes.  I utilized the top two existing holes, hidden by the license plate, and used tape at the bottom.   Still holding.

 In fact I am going to try the tape for my Top Box project referenced elsewhere.

 



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