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Strange things Happening???

My front fender has broken? I don't believe anyone has sat a upon the thing, and just can't imagine why it would crack. The cracks (both sides)at the junction of the color matched nose of the fender and the black portion were you bolt it to the forks (started at the bolt hole, should have taken a picture). Has anyone had such a problem and if so do you know what caused the fender to crack?? I have found a used fender and really would like to decide what the problem might be before I install the used fender.

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post #2 of 4 Old Oct 3rd, 2006, 7:35 pm
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My '99 did that, I believe it was caused by a missing bolt when nearly new, crack didn't show up 'til years later. I repaired from the back with fibreglass.
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Mine cracked also - but where the matte portion meets the painted part - and I believe the culprit was an aftermarket chrome trim piece I mounted on the very tip. Too much weight way out on the end of a lever...

If I remember correctly there are some spacers in the bolt positions that you are talking about - if they are missing over tightening of the the bolts could be the culprit?


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My '02 did that as well. I just replaced it with a larger fender off an R1150RTP (bolts way down the fork legs) and forgot about it.

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