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Well I decided since I start classes again Monday that I could no longer bare to have this huge mongoose chasing my R3 constantly. (The HUGE FENDER!)


I set out to lowes and purchased a 12x12 inch piece of aluminum. $8


For starters it's not thick enough. so it's really flimsy. (I cut it into shape with kitchen scissors). Use the old fender to trace the shape you'll need on your piece of aluminum for where it actually mounts to the bike. You will trace the holes and cut the square out later for the blinkers.


Cut your traced fender out of the flat piece of aluminum. Now draw a horizontal line using preferably a level and a ruler. (I used my license tag without the level and eyed it out) to see where you want to bend it. This bend is for the tag. Use a squared counter top to make your bend. Now you'll have a surface to trace the holes for your tag.


Hold the new fender under the bike where it's being mounted and from the top trace the holes and the cut out for the wiring from the blinkers. Drill the 4 holes and you can dremel or use a bigger bit for the square cutout for the wiring. I used a larger drill bit and a combination of forward and reverse since I wasn't at my shop and I did this on my porch where my little guy plays. Now use the original fender mounts to mount the new fender.


Use the original tag bracket and put it on your new fender and mark the holes to drill..... the two studs sticking out of it is what's going to mount it to your new fender. Remove the side reflectors, this is where your blinkers are going to go.
The screw in the blinker housing should face the ground.
Slide the wiring through the side of the tag bracket and put the 8mm nut on the blinker to hold it in place. Repeat for the other side. Now pull the wires through the cut out and plug in to the color matched connector or refer to the youtube vids for better instruction

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE ANY HARDWARE.

I will being redoing it with some thicker aluminum.

Just thought I'd share. :)
 

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As you said I always go lowes hardware store for everything. Lowes is a campaigning survey for getting feedback from customers. winners can get $5k with lowes.com/survey $500
 
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