Extremely dangerous mud guard

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

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  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.
     

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  2. Randall

    Randall Active 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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