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Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:52:09 am »
So, Norman, with whom I don't communicate on a regular basis  :o sent me this interesting link for a Wunderlich fender extender for an R1200 wateva...

https://www.nippynormans.com/r1200r-lc-2015-on/wunderlich-front-extender-r1200r-lc

...and whilst this obviously won't fit the K12/13/16 range, the idea has to be adaptable to stop fender extenders (and even the stock mudguard in the case of the K12/13) from flapping in the breeze and eventually cracking like the cheapo plastic it is.

Over to the tinkerers and engineers out there....  8)

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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 01:14:39 pm »
The said Norman should be ashamed of himself, £89 squids for something that should sell for £19.99 ::) I get the impression that there is a perception that BMW owners are an easy touch.
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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 02:16:41 pm »
Blame the Chermans, it's Wunderlich stuff...

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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 09:14:10 pm »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K1300S-Carbon-fiber-fender-extender-ALL-YEARS/142688330896

It does flap slightly, but not enough to wear much on the tyre.
So buy two.  ;D ;D

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Two things to note:
- it does need trimming on the sides, in my experience
- ideally you need to drill your mudguard. But no-one will see because the extender is there.






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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 08:28:56 pm »
The problem is the flapping cracks the front mudguard at the top, rear of the support strut in the angle.

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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 06:37:49 pm »
Ah. Fair enough. Mine seems to be OK after 27k. Maybe my carved version is just light enough not to stress the mudguard.
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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 10:39:16 pm »
The Wunderlich front extender does look rubbish and a rip off at £89.
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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 11:04:59 am »
The Wunderlich front extender does look rubbish and a rip off at £89.

Not just a 'stender Tom! Don't forget the caliper protector function...

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Re: Solution for floppy Fender Extenders?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 03:18:23 pm »
Looks like a device for holding crap up against the calliper.

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