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Old 05-10-10, 03:32 PM   #1
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Need a fix for a rear fender stay.

Hi all. I'd like to get this finished today so we can go for a ride if the weather clears up. The end of the fender stay broke off and, while I can still attach it and tighten the bolt over it, the difference in length is pulling the fender off center to the point where it rubs heavily on the tire. I do not have the piece that broke off.

Any ideas on a fix the doesn't require replacing or removing the fender? Also, I am not a welder.

Thanks. I really hope there is a simple fix even if it is temporary.
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Old 05-10-10, 03:51 PM   #2
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drill another hole (on the other side too) if you have some spare 5mm of clearance between fender-tire. Oh, you don't.

Replace the stay of the fender, it's just a piece of tin bent in a U shape, it's screwed into the fender in the center.
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Quick temporary fix. use a larger washer between the nut and brace so it'll hold on what's left of it. If necessary bend the opposite brace slightly to shorten it and recenter the fender so it doesn't rub.

Alternate, better solution
. remove the opposite side from the axle and measure to see if attaching to the fender eye is possible, hopefully with the broad flat area lining up. If so, trim the axle hole off both braces, and drill holes in the flat area to accept a screw that matches the fender eye thread, (usually, but not always 5x1mm) and mount to the fender eye which is why it's there in the first place.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll give that a try.
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Worked out great. Thanks.
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.......a screw that matches the fender eye thread, (usually, but not always 5x1mm).....
A minor detail but the eyelet threading is almost always M5x0.8 mm.
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A minor detail but the eyelet threading is almost always M5x0.8 mm.
Absolutely right, thanks for the correction. It's something I know since I sell the taps to dealers everyday. Chalk it up to a lack of caffeine when I posted.
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