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post #1 of 4 Old Dec 19th, 2005, 9:00 pm Thread Starter
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Rear Mud flap

What are people using for extended mud flap on the rear of the K1200 LT? I had a BMW mud flap from a middle 70's R bike on my 2002LT but sold it with the bike and cannot find a suitable replacement for my 2005.

Any recommendations? Where did you buy it?

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post #2 of 4 Old Dec 19th, 2005, 9:20 pm
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I'm mounting the number plate and registration disk on a 3mm aluminium plate cut to shape. Gives more room to place compliance plates etc (for In'tl travel) and a good mounting point for a rear mud flap long enough to protect the trailer. Using a smooth black plastic/rubber material reinforced
and positioned to not snag the hitch.
http://www.nippynormans.com/products.asp?dept=252
used to have mud flap extenders for the pre 2004 model, but I no longer see them on line?
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Here's the solution I came up with - it was cut from a piece of heavy duty rubber pick up truck bed liner and bolted in place with stainless fasteners. I cut a rectangualr slit in the flap with an Exacto knife to fit over the horizontal metal "tongue" before installing the ball.

My main objective was to keep road spray off the hitch mechanism. It works.

I cut a front flap to match as well.

If I was going to do it again I would use black plastic "Christmas Tree" push fasteners instead of bolts - you never have to worry about them rusting. As an added bonus they are almost invisible and give it a more finished look at about 1/10th the price of stainless.
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post #4 of 4 Old Dec 20th, 2005, 7:49 am
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Jack,

here is the solution that the previous owner of my Dauntless hitch came up with.
Sorry the picture is taken with just the hitch laying on the floor but I guess you get the idea.
I´m in the process of making a cooler rack to mount in to the receiver and I will trim the too rectangular piece of plastic a little.

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