Extremely dangerous mud guard

Discussion in 'Painting, Welding, Bending and Gas Tanks' started by Matt Vernott, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Matt Vernott

    Matt Vernott Guest

    Bolts on underside of mud guard will snag tire tread when hitting a bump. This eventuality will fracture the mount under the forks and cause you to roll onto it if the guard rotates around as mine did. I was thrown over handlebars at 25 mph. now have titanium plate in my arm. A change in design such as rivits or spot weld would be safer.
     

  2. Randall

    Randall Member

  3. CrazyDan

    CrazyDan Active Member

    Holy crap ouch :confused:...I stopped using fenders (mud guards) the second my rear fender decided to roll itself into a burrito between the tire and rear rack causing me to skid to a stop at very high speeds (35mph+/-). The tire tread grabbed the fender during a bump and ate it alive. I just deal with the occasional splash of water, doubt that'll ever kill me. I dread the idea of flipping over my handlebars at speed...hope you use this experience to learn and grow and not have it deter you from this fun hobby.
     
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