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Install Front Fender Extender
« on: June 13, 2015, 02:39:19 pm »
What experiences are out there with installing a front fender extender? I'm not so mechanically inclined, have no special tools, and I'm wondering if it's a simple job or something I should trust only to an authorized dealer?

Also, is it even worth it? Meaning, to what extent does an extender protect the underside?

This is what I'm considering: http://www.pure-triumph.com/p-3797-triumph-trophy-fenda-extenda-056524.aspx

Any thoughts/pictures you can share or point me to is appreciated!

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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 02:57:20 pm »
YES it is worth it. Really does keep a lot of gunk off the front of the bike. I used 3M two sided auto trim tape to mount mine. Make sure both surfaces are clean and wax free. I used a cloth with denatured alcohol (lacquer thinner) to clean both surfaces, applied the tape to the extender and pressed it to the fender. Been on there for at least 3000 miles, rain and shine and it is as tight as ever. You can get the tape at any auto place such as Auto Zone etc. Again I will emphasize having CLEAN surfaces. I hate to drill holes in things and this tape really is good stuff. My bike did not come with the rear extension installed so I installed one myself. I used the 3M tape and it is still doing fine after 22,000 miles.

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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 11:44:07 pm »
Very easy to fit yourself, not only does it keep the underside cleaner, it also keeps the crud off your downpipes and radiator, it works even better if you attach a mudflap (about £5 in UK) to it. It extends it by another 4-6 inches and keeps your boots dry when riding in the rain. I superglued mine to the fenderextender before fitting it to the mudguard

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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 08:32:55 pm »

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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 08:48:17 pm »
The difference between the two is ...... $10 !  :745:

AFAIK there is only one version of the Part - so go for the Cheaper one  :028:


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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 08:54:21 pm »
The picture of the 'oem' part indicates it has Triumph stamped on it (part of the plastic mold I'm guessing) but the aftermarket part looks smooth with no markings, which leads one to wonder whether quality is the same (e.g., the material thickness, construction, etc.).

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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 09:06:54 pm »
I never had a genuine Triumph one to compare the mounting holes, but the only visible difference is the Triumph name on the OEM.  I think that may be kind of neat actually, but I got my Fenda Extenda before I even knew there was an OEM, because I had one on both my BMW's.  Short answer, it is a GREAT help to keep crud off the radiator and downpipes, but I still installed the radiator and downpipe guards as well due to rocks on the road here in the hill country.
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Re: Install Front Fender Extender
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 10:24:55 pm »
Just ordered a carbon fiber one from bluebird engineering for $35 shipped.  Takes a while to arrive from Spain, but usually not too bad a wait.  I've gotten them for my other bikes and like them a lot.  Functionally equivalent, but adds a bit of absolutely unnecessary bling. :002:

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