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On my NC700X I had fitted an extenda fenda (front mudguard extension) to protect the engine and radiator from dirt from the front tyre. Works very good. The NC700, as any modern bike, has a very (too) short mudguard and debris from the front tyre was thrown up against the radiator. With the extension of about 15 cm this problem is solved. It is installed to the mudguard with self adhesive tape and 4 small st.stl screws. Ordered at Pyramid Plastics in the UK. I have asked them if this part will also become available for the AT. See answer below.

Typical picture of EF is attached.

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Ben Bowser ([email protected])
To: [email protected]
Date: Feb. 02, 2016

Hello Mr Huisman

Thanks for your enquiry
I ordered a front guard from our local dealer last week and expect to be picking it up in the next day or two. I should hope we will have developed an Extenda Fenda specifically for the Africa Twin within the next 4 – 6 weeks.

Best Regards,
Design Director Ben Bowser

https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk
 

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Not so sure about those shock tubs, or socks as some call them. It looks like a good enough idea at first, but if you do any real off-road riding, they have two drawbacks... 1) it makes it harder to inspect and clean the shock, and 2) any dust or debris that does work its way in there can't be seen, so it can sit there for a long time and grind away if you don't check it regularly. The "out of sight, out of mind" situation, in a not so good sort of way.

What I found to work really well is to add a rear fender extension (extending forward, not back), which shields the shock from getting any direct debris from the rear wheel, and leaves the shock open for inspection and regular cleaning as needed.

Something like this:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/pyramid-plastics-shock-shield-for-triumph-explorer-1200-12-13

I put the front Fenda Extenda and the rear shock protector on all my dual sports/ADV bikes. One of the first things I do. Highly recommended.
 

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Not so sure about those shock tubs, or socks as some call them. It looks like a good enough idea at first, but if you do any real off-road riding, they have two drawbacks... 1) it makes it harder to inspect and clean the shock, and 2) any dust or debris that does work its way in there can't be seen, so it can sit there for a long time and grind away if you don't check it regularly. The "out of sight, out of mind" situation, in a not so good sort of way.

What I found to work really well is to add a rear fender extension (extending forward, not back), which shields the shock from getting any direct debris from the rear wheel, and leaves the shock open for inspection and regular cleaning as needed.

Something like this:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/pyramid-plastics-shock-shield-for-triumph-explorer-1200-12-13

I put the front Fenda Extenda and the rear shock protector on all my dual sports/ADV bikes. One of the first things I do. Highly recommended.
Point taken about the tube/sock thingy, I think AT does an half decent job of it all ready, but its a pity its not just a bit wider. I also noticed the reg/rect & PGFI unit connections getting sprayed with water and muck! not the best place to be..
 

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Save some money and buy the 'ordinary' one. I just put some extra double sided tape on mine, a smear of silicone across the join under the guard and bobs yer uncle. Done this on every one I've ever bought and never lost one yet.
 

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Save some money and buy the 'ordinary' one. I just put some extra double sided tape on mine, a smear of silicone across the join under the guard and bobs yer uncle. Done this on every one I've ever bought and never lost one yet.
I love these top tips - makes reading forums worthwhile!
 

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Pictures of the Pyramid extanda fenda installed on my AT. Installation was not that easy, you have to be very careful to put the EF in the right place. Dismantled the front mudguard. Bought the EF with the sticky tapes. Thoroughly cleaned the EF and the mudguard with alcohol. Tried a dry fit and then you have to do it 1st time right. The sticky tape is very strong. If incorrectly installed, you have a problem to take it off again. Best is to have a 2nd person to help you by bending out the sides of the mudguard, then push the EF careful in postion and let the sides of the mudguard go. Or use a special tool to bend the sides out. The Pyramid instruction video does not address this clear enough. Left it overnight to cure the sticky tape at room temp and the next day installed the mudguard again. No rush job, take your time.
Not suitable for muddy offroad
 

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Ahmmm... I had to do mine just the night before I left for my trip.

I had no hair dryer or didn't even take the fender off. I did a rushed job. But I cleaned it with alcohol wipes and made sure I got all the dirty off. Wiped it until the cloth is white and but brown on all areas.
Followed the instructions as much as I can, wasn't too difficult tbh. I didn't need 2 people or anything. Just got to be sure it's on the right place.
Stuck it on and left over night with clips etc.
Did my 1800km trip on autobahn going 130-180kmh. Didn't fly off. Checked when I got back. Solid as it was before. No off roads yet. So can't comment on if it'll fall off in the mud. Tho I reckon it's better that it comes off easier so it doesn't tear the original fender right off. My 2 cents.
 

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Based on Zoeff50's info I ordered also an extenda fenda but the version with plugs direct by Pyramyd Plastics. The fenda is installed and performing well. In the process of mounting I lost one plug and replaced that with a genuine M4 bolt.
The fenda functions very well. I am pleased with it.
Best wishes
L Coudert
 

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Thanks for the info, I was looking for a front fenda extenda. I am also looking at covering the rear shock it is also going to get seriously covered in crap! perhaps somthing like this http://www.rg-racing.com/browsetype/Shocktube/Honda/

All shocks build up heat in use. As such their only method of cooling is through direct contact with cooling air. Adding a shock tube is going to prevent that. Imho R&G should remove them from their product list as they are going to shorten the life of the shock. .
 

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Save some money and buy the 'ordinary' one. I just put some extra double sided tape on mine, a smear of silicone across the join under the guard and bobs yer uncle. Done this on every one I've ever bought and never lost one yet.


I agree. I tried the self sticking item. The wraparound aspect of the fender plus the extreme stickiness of the adhesives made it extremely difficult to get the Fenda fitted correctly. I eventually drilled and pop riveted. I wrote to Pyramid with some feedback and their development department accepted my points. They will have another look at the product.
 

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I have installed it today , i should have listened to you guys , the sticky tape type is a right pain in the anal cavity to mount perfectly as it sticks like mad before i got it in the right position , i had to pull it apart few times to get it right and it fecked the sticky tape little bit , best to get the basic model and just screw it on or mount it using two pop rivets .
 

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Peeps,

Has anyone had any thoughts on protecting the rear shock bottom link ?
As in, thinking from general weathering mainly.

Have spoken with Pyramid Plastics and one of their design team (Ben) has indicated he will look at this issue.
Though in fairness, that doesn't mean something will happen tomorrow.

Any thoughts anyone on this - is protecting the bottom link necessary ?
If there's a thought to yes, has anyone designed a bespoke fit for their own bike ?

Cheers
 
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