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so fenders are lame....

if i take 'em off am i gonna be catching mud and rocks w/ the the back of my head every time i go for a ride? i can't imagine really having a problem w/ no front fender but that back one kinda worries me. anybody ride w/o them? what do you guys think?
 

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I've been riding with no front fender for a while... Not by choice, started to sand the original to paint and then found another one that I haven't gotten around to fitting.

It's not too bad if your bike doesn't need the fender for fork support (No highway). However if theres any debris on the road you better have your goggles on or your visor down. I've caught a few pebbles in the eyes and it ain't cool.

Edited by - ease on Jan 02 2007 1:41:45 PM
 

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no fender on the front SUCKS if you get caught in the rain. Water will be shot at the bottom of your headlight (and the wiring inside the shell) and at the bottom-front of your helmet.

Use a cheapo fiberglass front fender if you don't like the stock steel ones.

Without a rear fender, you'll get a nice stripe up your back.
 

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yeah-

a front is more important on the street....gravel and rain both get tossed up for you to drive in to. no fenders on the track except when it's really wet....i use a thin sheet of aluminum on the rear to keep the carbs drier, otherwise my bike sucks (can't suck) in the rain.

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for street riding, where you could be finding big puddles for long periods, you definitely need a fender between the rear tire and carbys, unless you have an airbox still. you need a front fender. although it is cool to see rocks launched out from your tire in front of you. its especially cool when shit flies out, up into the air, then you crash into it while its still flying! rain sucks.

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A buddy of mine finished his CB750 bobber and was REALLY psyched to ride it out to the bar to show it off a bit. Hardtail, No front or rear fender and a dropped seat so low it puts your junk into the velocity stack. Anyway, rain rolls in and starts coming down pretty good. He starts to look worried, makes his excuses and walks out... last thing I see out the window is him riding off caught right between the two giant rooster tails of water. Wish I had a camera.



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