My bike has evolved over the year I’ve owned it. Fenders are no exception to my constant search for just the ‘right one’ for me. So here’s how it’s gone and I believe that I’m now satisfied with the fenders from a protection and aesthetics standpoint…..we’ll see! LOL
I had never been a fan of the “fenderett” of a rear fender on the Sur Ron. Not only did it not provide much splash protection, but in terms of aesthetics, it just appears truncated on the bike. So through some research I found that a Honda CRF70 body kit off of eBay would provide me with a rear fender and inner fender more suited to my bike and my taste. And for 21.00 it’s a bargain at that! So with a little measuring and my handy Dremel tool I adapted the rear fender to the Sur Ron and modified the Honda front MX fender to use as a rear sub fender. The one I had fabricated before was too narrow for the new Shinko tire.
A visitor asked me how I mounted the rear sub fender. This is how I did it. I simply made two brackets and attached them to the swing arm bosses.
I have always wanted my bike to appear as non motorcycle as possible. And I try my best to not ride in heavy mud. As such my preference for a front fender is one much like those who ride in trials use, close fitting to the tire. I have switched to inverted forks so I looked to my old road racing bike to see how to mount my fender. Mounting my MudHugger to the stanchion fork guards was the way to go. And having the fender close to the tire really works well to prevent rocks and water from coming up toward my face.
Prior to my fender mod above I was using a Topeak DeFender FX Bicycle Fender. Although designed for use on the front of a MTB, it can be modified to use as an inner fender to keep muck off of the rear shock linkage and shock. I decided to purchase the unit to improve the look of my beloved Sur Ron. And while doing so I made some modifications of my own….