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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-10-2016, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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16 Honda Africa Twin High Front Fender

I rode my AT home yesterday and couldn't stop myself from modding it. After looking everywhere for a kit or at least a DIY for a high front fender with no success, I decided to do something anyway. As my first mod on this bike, I had an unused front fender from a previous bike laying around my storage closet and decided to test fit it this morning. I am using 2" pipe U-bolts wrapped around the bottom triple clamp. The brake hose can be safely pulled and set to the left or right of the fender. After 100 miles today, the fender is holding solidly, does not interfere with full motion of steering and I don't notice any difference riding it in highway winds. I liked the look a lot! Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-11-2016, 03:01 PM
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I never liked to see two fenders on a bike it looks stupid sorry , have one or the other but why the H..l both ?
But then again its your bike so do whatever you want with it and be happy .
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This was first attempt for testing, with the idea of eventually removing the bottom. After watching some off-road video I feel that the front suspension travel will cause the bottom to slam against the high fender.

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This was first attempt for testing, with the idea of eventually removing the bottom. After watching some off-road video I feel that the front suspension travel will cause the bottom to slam against the high fender.
I think thats an absolute certain outcome as the stock guard only just misses the stock Honda crash bar(25mm) there is no show those two are going to run together and you have built a huge amount of instability at speed with that big lever out in the air.
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I have Outback-Motortek crash bars and skid plate on the way and I will not be going off-road until they are on. Instability with this fender is not noticeable for me at any speed, maybe it's the years of training with previous adventure bikes like the klr 650.

Found this video on the high fender subject
https://youtu.be/PgRKRf58m5g

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Let me know what you think.
I like it! Personally I am a bit scared that mine is going to depart the bike in Mississippi next week.

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I like it! Personally I am a bit scared that mine is going to depart the bike in Mississippi next week.

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Thanks! Sure thing, I'll post a pic tonight or tomorrow
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Notes: 1. Cut some excess length from the U bolts 2. Add spacer washers as needed to adjust the angle and clearance.
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Better to raise the front fender I think. I find it hard to believe that this kit is $48 US!! I will be making a few and maybe will post for sale.
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Better to raise the front fender I think. I find it hard to believe that this kit is $48 US!! I will be making a few and maybe will post for sale.
looks like I could make them in 15 -30 minutes with my drill press and mig welder LOL.
when I was looking at the bike yesterday on the floor it looked like if I put aggressive off road tire on it will hook the rear of the fender for sure.
My dealer has the sw mo-tech stuff coming skid plate, crash guards , got givi pannier rack & set of bark busters.
everything is on back order in the USA .
the panniers are in stock, but sw mo-tech parts they say 2-3 weeks from twisted throttle. bark busters no dates at all. .
has anyone seen anything in the states for hand protection that will fit?
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