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Offline caister

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Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:08:10 AM »
Has anyone removed the rear mudguard but kept the standard tail? If so what's the spray like in that configuration? Do you end up with a dirty back?

Looking at my mudguard and where it is dirty it looks like the tail and plate would catch 90% of the spray.

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 08:23:06 PM »
I haven’t but I’m willing to listen  :001:

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 09:29:00 PM »
You do it first, I want to see how it looks.

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 09:40:06 PM »
It is easy to do as it is simply a bolt on item below the rest of the bodywork. The only slight pain is that two of the bolts that go back in are then too long and need spacers or replacing, if I remember rightly.

It certainly improves the look of the rear end and the spray was not too bad - certainly better than most sports bikes. Having said that, I did put it back on for a continental trip where the weather forecast was awful!

I have trawled through my trip pics and cannot find any rear end ones. Sorry guys.

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 01:45:05 AM »
OK then still waiting for pics lol.  Have to think it will look odd after getting used to the grotesquerie called "rear fender".

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 09:11:41 AM »
I've removed mine as stated by Hobo easily done,yes you get some spray thrown up but not to bad, photos of my bike with it removed in gallery .

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 09:36:52 AM »
You could always invest in a fat pillion?   :164:

I don't find the OEM rear fender that bad, to be honest.   Most bikes - I would fit a tail-tidy, but will probably leave the XR as is.


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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 02:34:46 PM »
Searched the gallery, lost interest after 5 mins or so.  I kinda like mine the way it is to be honest.  Easy to clean, and let's face it - the bike will never be svelte and mahvelous. Clunky is the new cool.

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 08:17:50 PM »
Bike looks better without it BUT if you ride your bike in all weathers like I do you end up covered in crud!

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Re: Rear Mudgaurd Removal Keeping Standard Tail
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 12:51:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dicey [+]
I've removed mine as stated by Hobo easily done,yes you get some spray thrown up but not to bad, photos of my bike with it removed in gallery .
Looks good that way. But frankly with the huge number plate you guys have to run who needs a rear mud guard :008:
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