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Offline wwhite139

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I blame lockdown, more farkles
« on: Jan 16, 2021, 09:04 PM »
Ok, one was a bit of a swap, changed my usb charging sockets for one with integral voltmeter, bit of a no brainier.



The other is a marmite farkle. More interested to see if it keeps a lot of the crud off the back of the bike. Itís easily removed if ineffective or otherwise no longer required.



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Re: I blame lockdown, more farkles
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2021, 11:42 AM »
Always wondered about those mudguard type things , let us all now if it works.

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Re: I blame lockdown, more farkles
« Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2021, 02:41 PM »
Hi wwhite139

Been thinking of one of these mudguards for a while, I have to go down a muddy track from my house and the bike gets filthy even if the main roads are dry. Would it be possible for a pic please of how it attaches also which make is it.
 
Cheers
Brian

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Re: I blame lockdown, more farkles
« Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2021, 04:28 PM »
Fitted the Givi fender to my 650. For price i paid £90 if think, being Givi expected less spray and mud (also live in lanes).
Found i still had spray under seat and above rear wheel arch and mud collected at back of hugger. Getting mud before if dried off rear of Hugger then became an issue.
Aesthetically, i thought it looked good although mixed results for performance.

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Re: I blame lockdown, more farkles
« Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 2021, 05:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by oldleathers [+]
Hi wwhite139

Been thinking of one of these mudguards for a while, I have to go down a muddy track from my house and the bike gets filthy even if the main roads are dry. Would it be possible for a pic please of how it attaches also which make is it.
 
Cheers
Brian

Hi Brian, bit of a story but the original one I bought  was marked as suitable for Versys 650. When it arrived the bracket was clearly wrong and when I rechecked the ad, it now stated for a Honda NCX 750. When I found another one listed for the V, it had a plain mudguard without the reflectors which I preferred. So its a bit of a combination of the two. Basically there is a bracket with a fork that slides in behind the axle adjusting block and the support arms bolt on to that. It seems fairly sturdy to be honest. I think I am going to remove two "slots" as it were, to stop the forked bracket taking up just as much of the space, but still enough for the adjusting block to grip it. As it is, I have had to use a smaller diameter split pin as the axle hole was slightly obscured. The second "plain" one that I used the bracket off, was £24 so not too bad if I decide its not for me.

Here is a similar one listed for the V, mine took just a week to arrive, this probably shows better that a fitted picture how it mounts.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001737503672.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.29c72c82auCaLB&algo_pvid=ccea5774-61e4-4323-a171-7831035ae005&algo_expid=ccea5774-61e4-4323-a171-7831035ae005-23&btsid=2100bb4c16109050746124905e43e3&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

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Re: I blame lockdown, more farkles
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2021, 07:53 PM »
Cheers for the reply and the links wwhite 139