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post #1 of 20 Old 10-24-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear fender flap

I found I was getting a lot of spray on my tailbag etc after the plate relocation job. Took a mudflap and modified it to fit. Easy job and hope it might help some of you with the same post mod spray problem.



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post #2 of 20 Old 10-24-2006, 09:02 PM
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Since you have the material and tools in hand. Did you do the same for your rear shock? Now (please) make a drawing of both and post it to KLRforum.com so we all can enjoy the wet weather.

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Since you have the material and tools in hand. Did you do the same for your rear shock? Now (please) make a drawing of both and post it to KLRforum.com so we all can enjoy the wet weather.

No shock cover. The bolt to the rack tailbag mount I made up allowed me to move it back quite a bit but found it also got covered in mud and spray at lot more. I'll test the size before making a drawing. Might need to be a bit " longer " ops:
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Since you have the material and tools in hand. Did you do the same for your rear shock? Now (please) make a drawing of both and post it to KLRforum.com so we all can enjoy the wet weather.

No shock cover. The bolt to the rack tailbag mount I made up allowed me to move it back quite a bit but found it also got covered in mud and spray at lot more. I'll test the size before making a drawing. Might need to be a bit " longer " ops:
Too short or not you are on top of the solution. The shock spray skirt can be simple. I am looking for an old tire tube that can be attached to the inner fender and dangled in front of the rear shock. Or we could buy the plastic piece for whatever dollars. Either one should extend the life of the rear shock by keeping debris off of it.

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I think all bikes here require a mud guard to be a certain length, all part of the Australian Design Rules. I find the extended length keeps most of the mud off the rear end. Have gone through 3 rego plates though, sticks have a nasty habit ripping the plate off.



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I think all bikes here require a mud guard to be a certain length, all part of the Australian Design Rules. I find the extended length keeps most of the mud off the rear end. Have gone through 3 rego plates though, sticks have a nasty habit ripping the plate off.



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Yes you are correct, Australian ADR reg require the rear guard to be a certain length. I think the bike looks much better with the long lenght so have never considered cutting mine down. As others have found the spray comes right over onto your back.

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Yes you are correct, Australian ADR reg require the rear guard to be a certain length. I think the bike looks much better with the long lenght so have never considered cutting mine down. As others have found the spray comes right over onto your back.

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PS nice looking ride, what yr model is it?
2004. Most fun bike I've ever had.

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Jeff: nice KLR and a good photo. The mud guard still lets the mud get on your tail/brake light. I was wondering if that would happen as much if you did not have the tail bag which can create a vacuum and pull the dirt/mud toward the rear fender. Just a thought. I sure wouldn?t give up the tail bag.

Paul: the longer guard does look nice but it would be ripped off in a New York second uh California minute on a non-commute off-road experience. That is why you see most of the riders raising their license plate by changing the mounting points from the top to the bottom of the license plate. You also see them remount the license plate to the rear fender and that is what started this thread.

Are the AUS mud guards available in the USA / CAN.? They would be great for a KLR commuter.

Do the AUS KLR?s come with a mud guard for the rear shock?

These are my opinions and thoughts and could be incorrect. :idea:

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Slaghammer, have you tried that mudflap out yet? Was wondering how the length worked for you. I will probably add one as well. Gonna wait for your official report. Thanks.
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Slaghammer, have you tried that mudflap out yet? Was wondering how the length worked for you. I will probably add one as well. Gonna wait for your official report. Thanks.

Just did it last night so no chance to try it yet. Overall level length gain is a touch over 2" If need be, I'll hose down the street and blast through it to find out if its enough :razz: :razz:
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