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Hey gang, Happy Easter Eve!

I wasn't sure which forum to post this in. I'm trying to remove the front fender from my '22 to make it easier to install a fender extender. The brackets on either side that hold the brake lines seem to make this impossible. Is there a trick? Does the front wheel have to come off for this?

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The front wheel doesn't have to come off, but it's much easier if you do.

If you pop the brake lines loose, you can move the fender forward until the guides touch the back of the fork leg. From there, turn it sideways enough to slip the guides past the fork one at a time.

As you do this, keep the fender matched up to the wheel. If you do this all to perfection, it slides out without bending or flexing. By the time you figure it out, you'll wish you removed the wheel .
 
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I had that issue, too. Like you said, the brake line holders are in the perfect spot to make this diffdifficult.

I made an adventure out of it. While my extender was drying, I cleaned my calipers and brake pads.

I think the extender is worth having, even though it's way more trouble than it should be for install . Which one did you get?
 
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I just stuck some painters masking tape over the surfaces that seemed likely to scratch. Fender extender is an excellent idea. Lots cleaner radiator and pipes.
 

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I'm not sure the rear Pyramid extender does any good at all. I put one on my 2011 to try and protect the R/R from Kawasaki's poor placement just in front of the rear tire and, frankly, couldn't tell any difference in the amount of mung that showed up under there.
 
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Hmmm, well, I have it so I'm going to give it a shot. I don't think they look bad, and it was cheap, so what the heck.
 

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I use the higher extender for like not practicality :) - stuff gets everywhere on a bike anyway from air drag etc
 

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No option of removing the tire? I'm sorry, that's a dumb question.

Many have used a 6ft ladder as a front stand.

As a plan B, there was nothing magical about needing to remove the fender to install the extender. I used abs sprinkler cement. 2 small "c" clamps as it was drying to hold it in place. If you turn the front end sideways and tip the fender forward, maybe there is enough room to work and clamp? It is easier, once the fender is off, but not worth what you are going through.

 
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Please forgive me. I'll ask this in advance of posting the video. I thought this one would be helpful. As it turns out, not so much. This needs a caption that says, "Look! It's THAT easy!!!"

It would be funny if you were not having such a nightmare with yours. Posting it with that in mind is rude and inconsiderate. Bordering on the obscene.

Seriously, to be fair to you, your fender is different than it is on the older bikes. If it's even a millimeter wider, it might not be able to be removed with the tire in place?

 
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I just stuck some painters masking tape over the surfaces that seemed likely to scratch. Fender extender is an excellent idea. Lots cleaner radiator and pipes.
Exactly what I was going to say. I also use painters tape on the rims when I take the calipers off.
 
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