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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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front fender question

Hello from a new KLR owner.

I just got in to a '09 KLR and I love the bike. Only thing I really want to change is the front fender. Any suggestions? Pics would be great.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 11:48 PM
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frist question,,what you looking for =shorter,just different ,and is it to serve any purpose other than a fender,,so just want to change looks???

there are alot of different one out there,, i got one off older kle 500 to fit over my 17inch tire set up,,is a custom fit...low over tire=not like stock klr style,,,peolpe always ask whats that off of...

so also depends,,you want simple plug an play,, or going to do some customizeing..

but think any year klr fender will fit stock holes..sorry no good at posting pics..
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At this point, I am exploring what options are out there. Not really wanting to change it due to performance issues. To be honest, i am a new rider and don't really know that I would notice any performance issues. I just think it kinda looks like a deformed bird beak and want my KLR to look a bit different than all the other black '09 models.
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I have an '09 as well and went with the Acerbis Supermoto. It is smaller and less obnoxious looking. But, I installed it for the benefits of riding in the wind. Strong crosswinds made me pretty nervous with the factory fender. The supermoto fender was recommended to me and was a big improvement.

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I have an '09 as well and went with the Acerbis Supermoto. It is smaller and less obnoxious looking. But, I installed it for the benefits of riding in the wind. Strong crosswinds made me pretty nervous with the factory fender. The supermoto fender was recommended to me and was a big improvement.
Any modification required for mounting it, do you just drill the hole pattern or what? Thanks.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-24-2012, 01:36 PM
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If you can see the fender, you're looking in the wrong direction, or your sitting in the wrong place. If the bike is in motion, you shouldn't be looking at the fender. Sorry, I can't be of any more help than that.

I have the Acerbis SM on my DR650 tard, and I think it looks all kinds of goofy, but it keeps my head bearings protected and the front wheel spray (somewhat) off my face.
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I just think it kinda looks like a deformed bird beak and want my KLR to look a bit different than all the other black '09 models.
I hear ya (see my avitar). I replaced the fender on my 09 with an after-market KTM fender, that I got through Ebay. The mounting holes were a little off. I just widened the holes.
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