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    XL250 fender stay for cafe fender

    I'm planning to install some 35mm Showa forks from an early 1970s Honda XL250 onto my CB350. The XL250 was originally equipped with a moto-x style front fender affixed to the underside of the steering stem. Instead, I would like to fit a small fiberglass fender directly above the front tire. Do you have any recommendations on the best way to accomplish this? I know a lot of you guys are opposed to fork braces because of increased potential for binding but a fork brace would provide an ideal mount for my front fender.

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    The only way a fork brace will work is if there's a hard point/mount on the slider in which case there's your solution for a fender mount. But I doubt the XL fork sliders have mounting holes.
    What does the fender look like? Does it have fork legs or bolt holes?
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    Who's against fork braces? I'd like the opportunity to point and laugh.....
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    There doesn't have to be a mount on fork leg, you build it into brace and use 'top mount' fender
    I dunno why anyone would laugh at a fork brace?
    All street bikes with 'conventional' forks have them, although they may be 'hidden' inside mudguard
    If it causes binding, there is already a problem or it isn't fitted properly.
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    I used a CL350 fender on mine with the XL forks. I just had to drill new mounting holes in the fender.

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