Aftermarket front fender & speedo cable guide loop
So I got a nice looking front fender and did a quick test fit on my 2009. It's going to work well without rubbing or needing major modification. All I'm going to have to do is enlarge the mounting holes a little, because the center to center bolt spacing is 2 1/4", where mine is 2 1/2". No big deal.
My bike has a guide loop for the speedometer cable on the fender, and one on the fork tube. For you guys who replaced the fender, did you attach a loop onto the new fender? It looks to me like the one on the fork is really enough to keep the cable from hitting the tire, etc.
My new fender is not flat along the edge, so if I use the stock loop, I'm going to have to bend it somewhat ... and it looks like it's riveted on, so I'll have to drill the rivets out to remove it, then try to bend it, and find black screws or rivets so it doesn't look cheesy. Lot of hassle for a loop that may not be needed. I'd rather just use the loop on the fork, unless you guys feel that there is a reason to rig one to the fender. Any info. is greatly appreciated.