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    Flirting With The Redline dpwell's Avatar
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    fenda extenda

    HI - I just installed a fenda extenda for the front fender on my Honda cb500x. This is one of several mods I'm doing because I'm hoping to start exploring gravel roads this year. I'm also about to install a rally raid engine guard and a radiator guard by Bruudt.

    The extenda has quite a bit less clearance with the tire than the main fender. I can only get one finger between the extenda and the tire. Is that too little if I'm gonna ride on gravel roads all day? Perhaps given the protection afforded by the other products, I don't really need the extenda anyway? Thoughts? Thanks!
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    Flirting With The Redline 8000 Posts! Trials's Avatar
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    Front fender clearance is dependent on the nature of the tire you are running and its tendency to pick up rocks or mud. I think it is one of those things that only your own personal first hand experience will determine.

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    I'm trying to remember how the fender is mounted. It might be possible to shift the whole fender up a bit and create some more clearance that way.

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    Fender / tire clearance off road is not as much of an issue until it gets muddy and clumpy, like the other posts said. Depending on how the stock fender mounts to the forks, you may be able to gain more clearance using washers or making new holes.
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    FWIW, I’ve had an extender on my front wheel since the Concours was almost new, and have had zero issue with rocks. Rocks large enough to be a problem won’t stick in the tire and get carried high enough to get stuck, but the additional fender does wonders to keep nasty road spray off the headers and lower radiator. Ridden a fair number of gravel roads, and no issues.

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    It seems itís close enough that people report not being able to fit knobbier tires (e.g. TCK80) with the Fenda Extenda, which might or might not be a concern for you. Though if youíve bought the Rally Raid engine guard it sounds like you might be intending to hit some fairly rough ground.

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    I had a Fenda Extenda on my NT700V. It worked great and kept all the crud from getting on the radiator.

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